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[Photograph of Cerra de Guadalupe]
Postcard of the landscape of Cerro de Guadalupe. The postcard depicts two houses in front of a small hillside. The houses are small, one-story made of wooden slats. The closest house features a front porch and fence. A road runs to the right of both houses and toward the base of the hill. Several people are standing outside of the second house. A hand-written inscription reads "Cerro de Guadalupe H. Zuacuaro Mich. No 2." On the back, a letter is inscribed from Federica Abreu to Victoria, dated February 12.
Basilica Maya
Postcard depicting Basilica Maya, a church in Peru. The church is large and many storied, featuring classic Castillon architecture. Many buildings surround the church, featuring similar architecture. On the back of the postcard, a letter is written to Federica Abreu from Anita and Lalo.
Panorama Point - San Bernardino Mountains
Postcard of San Bernardino Mountains featuring several roads roping through the valley. Small houses spot the mountain side along with dense foliage and pine trees. A letter to Victoria Abreu from Nina and Charlie is inscribed in Spanish on the back, dated August 15, 1939.
First Communion in Laredo
Postcard depicting the first Communion of Gsabel Gonsalez of Laredo. The girl is pictured wearing a sheer veil and white dress. She is holding a candle, prayer book, and a rosary. A statue of Jesus is placed on a pedestal to the right of Gsabel. Two faces of flowers are placed in front of the pedestal.
[Coderra Family Portrait]
Postcard photograph of siblings Rosa, Eduardo, and Hortensia Coderra. The children are standing in a row, facing forward with their arms to their sides. The two girls, on the left and right of Eduardo, wear matching white dresses with polka-dot trim and large hair bows. Eduardo wears a long sleeve shirt with a large sailor's collar and two rows of button running down it. The shirt is secured with a belt. He also wears a cap on his head, and lace-up boots. A letter is inscribed on the back from Hortencia B. Coderra, addressed to Federica Abreu, in New York City.
[Atardecer Lake]
Postcard photograph of Patzcuaro Lake, also known as Atardecer Lake in Guadalajara, Mexico. The photograph is cast in relief from the setting sun disappearing behind a line of mountains that stretch across the photograph. Several clouds filter sunlight onto to the lake in an irregular pattern. A dock is just visible to the right of the photograph, slightly below where the mountain line meets the lake waters. A hand-written inscription on the front of the postcard reads "Atardecer Lago de Patzcuaro No. 19. A letter to Federica Abreu is addressed on the back.
[Aboard the Louoma]
Postcard photograph of a man and woman standing on the deck of a ship. The woman stands in front of the man, holding onto the guard rail with her left arm. She wears a long dress with a large white collar and a tasseled belt. The man leans the guard rail, wearing a suit with a bow tie and hat. A large body of water is visible behind the couple. "Abordo del Louoma" is hand-written on the image. A letter addressed to J. B. Aguilera is written in Spanish on the back.
[Observation Point at the Pecos Rover Canyon]
Postcard photograph of an observation point at the Pecos River Canyon. The photograph depicts a concrete road dividing the mountain in the foreground from the rest stop. The rest stop features a brick awning topped with large leaves and a gravel floor. A car is parking outside of the awning. Below, the canyon is visible, as well as a large train trestle stretching across two mountains. An inscription on the front of the postcard reads "Observation Point - Pecos River Canyon U.S. 90 Between Del Rio and Langtry, Texas. A letter is written in Spanish on the back, from Alfredo to Federica Abreu.
[Six Women in Pink]
Photograph of six women in white dresses. They are all posing the same way, holding the hem of their dress with their right hand, and touching their chin with the left hand. The photograph is tinted so the dresses appear pink. The sky and grass are also tinted.
[Six Women Dancing in Costume]
Photograph of six women dancing in a row. They have their arms wrapped around each other with their left legs extended to the same height. The dresses look like flowers, and are tinted green and pink. They all wear matching hats that look like flower petals.
[Six Women Dressed as Maids]
Photograph of six women dressed in maid uniforms. The circus performers stand in a row, wearing black dresses and white aprons with white doilies on their heads.
[Flooded Streets in La Feria]
Photograph of La Feria Texas. The street is flooded into the doorsteps of the houses up and down the row. The man stands in the middle of the street, facing the camera. An inscription on the front of the photograph reads "La Feria Tex. 5/29/1929."
[Cuban Cookhouse Inundated with Flood Waters]
Photograph of Carpe Cubana's cookhouse in La Feria Texas. The street is flooded into the doorsteps of the houses up and down the street. A man stands in the middle of the street, facing the camera. An inscription on the front of the photograph reads "Cuban Show Cookhouse. La Feria Tex. 5/29/1929."
[Cuban Show Flooded in La Feria]
Photograph of Carpe Cubana's headquarters in La Feria Texas. In this photograph, the flood waters had receded, but the front of the building is strewn with debris. An inscription on the front of the photograph reads "Cuban Show Flood Quarters. La Feria Tex. 5/29/1929."
[Portrait of Avalardo Saenz]
Photograph of Avalardo Saenz in his dancing uniform. Saenz was considered the most successful dancer in the Carpe Cubana Circus, and taught the other dancers in the Cuban Show "Matador."
A House with the Caption Nuestro Hogar
Photograph of a two-story home. The home features a front porch supported by four Greek-Revival style columns. Flower baskets hang from the rafters, and two rocking chairs rest on the porch. The home has five visible windows on the bottom level, and four on the second level. The words at the bottom read, "Nuestro Hogar" in Spanish, or "Our Home."
[Palm Spring's Desert Lilly]
Postcard of the desert lily from Palm Springs, California. A letter written in Spanish from Victoria to Federica Abreu is written on the opposite side.
[Portrait of Grandmother and Grandson]
Postcard written in Spanish, from Victoria Abreu to her grandmother. The front of the postcard depicts an older woman holding a small child. The woman is seated in a bed of grass looking down at the child, whom she holds by the waist.
Two Women in Mexican Dresses
Tinted photograph of two women performing a dance outdoors. The women are holding hands and leaning towards the left and their right leg extended into the air. The women are dressed in Mexican costumes featuring black hats with pom-poms around the rim, long dresses with large floral borders, colored hose and matching necklaces.
[Cuban Show in La Feria]
Photograph of Carpe Cubana's flooded camp ground in La Feria Texas. "Cuban Show La Feria Texas 5-29-29" is hand-written on the front of the photograph.
[Amelia and Angela in Costume]
Photograph of Angela Cardenas and Amelia, dressed in performance costumes for the Carpe Cubana circus. Angela stands on the right wearing a yellow dress with a large yellow hat. Amelia holds hands with Angela, facing left and wearing a pink dress with purple trim.
[Ringmaster of Carpe Cuban Circus]
Photograph of Don Edwards Sanchez, the ringmaster of Carpe Cubana Circus. Don stands on the guard rail of a truck wearing a suit. Several members of the circus stand around the truck. Several members of a band sit in the bed of the truck, holding instruments and facing the photographer. A large tent is visible just behind the truck.
[Dancers in the Carpe Cubana Circus]
Photograph of Amelia and Abelardo Abreu, dancers in the Carpe Cubana show. Amelia stands to the left, holding her dress with her right hand and touching her hip with her left hand. She wears a striped cap, vest, and long skirt with large flower embroidery along the hem. Abelardo stands to the right of Amelia, wearing a dark cap, vest, tie, and plaid cummerbund.
[La Runa, the Contortionist]
Photograph of Fidel Aguirre, a Carpe Cubana contortionist. Fidel balances on a small stand. His right leg is wrapped behind his neck, and the other leg is drawn to his chest, He wears a dark-colored one piece uniform, socks and gloves. To the right of the stool sits the head of his costume, shaped like a frog.
[Letter to Mother]
Postcard photograph of Sanderson, Texas. On the back of the postcard, a letter is written in both English and Spanish from Joe Abreu to his mother.
[Singing Women]
Photograph of three women singing, while the fourth woman plays the keyboard. The three women are facing left with one arm raised in the air. All four women are wearing matching outfits, consisting of a dark colored vest with a decorative pendant, long skirt, slip-on mules and white ankle socks.
[Portrait of Male Acrobats]
Photograph of two acrobats from Carpe Cubana Circus. Both men are dressed in matching long-sleeved leotards and lace-up boots. Behind the men, several tents and a single home are visible.
Frog-Costumed Person in a Tree
Tinted photograph of a Carpe Cubana acrobat dressed in a frog costume. The acrobat is posing in a tree.
[Clowns in Carpe Cubana Circus]
Photograph of clowns from the Carpe Cubana Circus. The six women are dressed in matching yellow dresses with large red polka dots. From left to right, the clowns are Berta Posada, Amelia Abreu, unknown, Angela Aguirre Cardenas, unknown, and Arora Dominguez.
[Portrait of Carpe Cubana Performers]
Photograph of clowns from the Carpe Cubana Circus. The four performers are dressed in the same costume, consisting of a blue dress with purple stripes, parasol, pink hat and pink high socks.
[Portrait of Carpe Cubana Performers]
Photograph of clowns from the Carpe Cubana Circus. The six performers are divided into pairs. Each performer in the pair is facing the other and holding hands. The performers are wearing matching blue dresses and orange caps.
[Portrait of Carpe Cubana Performers in Kimonos]
Photograph of clowns from the Carpe Cubana Circus. The six performers are wearing kimonos and carrying large parasols. Four performers stand behind two sitting performers.
[Portrait of Carpe Cubana Dancers]
Photograph of two dancers from the Carpe Cubana Circus. The dancers are dressed in pink and blue Dutch costumes with matching hats.
[Carpe Cubana Tent]
Photograph of a Carpe Cubana circus tent. The large tent is set up in a wooded area. Several people are visible sitting inside the tent.
[Carpe Cubana Performers in Costume]
Photograph of Carpe Cubana performers wearing Native American dress. Each performer is standing in a different pose.
[Cuban Show]
Photograph of the Carpe Cubana circus headquarters. Several people stand in front of the metal buildings. Debris and piles of raw materials are strewn across the front of the buildings.
[Cuban Show Letterhead]
Paper letterhead for the Carpe Cubana Circus. The letterhead reads "Cuban Shows, V. Abreu, Mgr. Permanent Address: 302 Keller St. San Antonio, Tex."
[Carpe Cubana Wire Walker]
Photograph of a Carpe Cubana wire walker. The man is balancing with his arms stretched outward with a look of intense concentration on his face. He is wearing a white shirt and pants, with a dark-colored tie around his neck and matching cummerbund.
[Clowns of the Carpe Cubana Circus]
Photograph of two clowns at the Carpe Cubana Circus. The clown on the left is dressed in over-sized clothing and a striped bow tie. He has a fake mustache on his upper lip, and his face is painted. His eyes are closed as he points toward the clown on the left, who is wearing the same costume.
[Clowns of the Carpe Cubana Circus]
Photograph of two clowns at the Carpe Cubana Circus. The two clowns are dressed in a variety of mismatched clothing.
[Dancers of the Carpe Cubana Circus]
Photograph of Carpe Cubana dancers. The four women are dressed in short patterned tops and long skirts. Each girl is carrying a tambourine.
[Carpe Cubana Dancers]
Photograph of two Carpe Cubana dancers. Both dancers are dressed in traditional Spanish attire. The woman stands in front of the man with her head against his shoulder. A large tent is visible behind them.
[Portrait of a Dancer]
Photograph of a drawing created by Virginia R. Garcia. The drawing consists of a single female figure against a solid background. The woman is wearing a light-colored shirt and skirt. Her hair is worn in a bun, piled on her head. Her left leg is extended behind her as if she is balancing on one foot.
[Portrait of Senor Abreu]
Photograph of Senor Abreu, the founder of Carpe Cubana Circus. Senor Abreu is sitting in a chair in front of a dresser. He is wearing a sweater, tie, and glasses. His arms are crossed his chest.
[Carpe Cubana's Circus Tent]
Photograph of Carpe Cubana's circus tent, complete with two flagpoles.
[Portrait of Carpe Cubana Performers]
Photograph of six Carpe Cubana's performers. The group is wearing matching dress and caps. They all salute with their left hands, and hold a sword pointing upward in their right hands.
[Wedding Photograph of Lita and Louis Abreu]
Wedding photograph of Louis and Lita Abreu. Lita is to the left of Louis, wearing a floral headpiece attached to a tulle veil. Four strands of pearls complement the lace wedding gown. Louis is wearing a white collared shirt and bow tie and a flower in his label. The couple face each other as the photograph was captured.
[Abreu Family Christmas ]
Photograph of the Abreu family celebrating Christmas in Long Beach, California. Two women sit on the floor, each holding a child. A third woman kneels next to the children. A Christmas tree and presents are visible in the background.
Portrait of Mother and Child
Photograph of a mother and child sitting on a front porch. The mother sits in a rocking chair holding a baby. The front porch is surrounded by large floral bushes. The flowers climb up brick columns that support the roof.
Portrait of Alredo and Vida
Photograph of Alfredo and Vida on the day of Alfredo's college commencement. Alfredo stands on a front porch wearing a graduation gown and cap. Vida holds Alfredo by the waist, wearing a shirt-sleeve dress with a patterned bodice and solid skirt.