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[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.
Portrait of Bilito and his Girlfriend
Photograph of Bilito posing with his girlfriend. He stands behind her with his arm around her waist, wearing a tweed suit and striped undershirt. His girlfriend wears a solid-colored dress and a dark sash. They stand together in a courtyard beside a stucco building. The courtyard is decorated with exotic plants and shrubs.
Portrait of Toddler in Rocker
Photograph of a toddler sitting in a rocker that is shaped like a swan. The child grasps the handlebars and wears a diaper.
Portrait of Child in Costume
Photograph of a small boy saluting in military uniform. He stands in front of a patterned curtain with his right arm to his forehead and the other at his side. The uniform consists of a dark, double-breasted coat with a braided belt and dark slacks.
Child Wearing Cowboy Hat
Photograph of a small boy viewing several photographs in front of a house. He is standing behind a wrought iron gate wearing a cowboy hat, short-sleeved shirt and shorts.
Portrait of Federica Abreu and Grandson
Photograph of Federica Abreu with his grandson Alfredo. Federica is seated to the right of Alfredo, wearing a short-sleeved polka-dotted dress. Alfredo leans in towards his grandmother, looking up at her. He wears a white short-sleeved shirt with a pen in his pocket, white belt and white pants.
Portrait of Alfredo Abreu
Photograph of Alfredo Abreu sitting on a cushioned bench. He is facing forward with both of his hands resting on the bench. One leg is bent and tucked underneath the other. He faces forward, wearing a white shirt-sleeved shirt with a pen in his front pocket, white belt, and white shorts. His short socks are marked with several stripes, and rise to his ankles from white athletic shoes.
Adolph's Christmas Card
Photograph of baby Adolph wearing a shirt-sleeved sweater. The portrait is taken from the waist up. The smiling baby facing left. The photograph is encased in a Christmas card with a green cover and back. The cover reads "Merry Christmas" in silver lettering, and features a small drawing of a pine tree.
Adolph Family On Christmas Morning
Photograph of the Adolph children, Victoria Abreu's grandchildren, on Christmas morning. Both of the boys are sitting on the hearth facing away from the camera, leaning into the fireplace and wearing one piece pajamas with built-in feet. Two stockings hang above the fireplace and have the two children's names, Billy and Alan, written across them. A chalkboard with the words "Merry Christmas the Adolphs" lies on the back of a chair.
Codona Wheel Balancing
Photograph of Codona Co. Auto and Truck Wheel Balancing in Walteria, California. The building is a one-story stucco with two large bays for vehicles on the left side and several twelve -pane rectangular windows on the front. Large lettering wraps around both visible sides of the building. A man stands outside of the business wearing a suit and tie. A hand-written inscription on the back in Spanish reads "This is Lalo and his friends' business. Walteria, Ca."
Portrait of A Toddler
Photograph of a toddler standing next to an urn. The young boy is wearing a one-piece short sleeved suit with a belt around his waist. His left hand holds his balance on the urn. A stamp on the opposite side reads "M.H. Gonzalez Studio 913 SO Laredo St. June 15 1949 San Antonio, Texas.