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[Cuban Show]

Description: 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.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Cuban Show Flooded in La Feria]

Description: 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."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Cuban Show in La Feria]

Description: 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.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Cuban Show Letterhead]

Description: Paper letterhead for the Carpe Cubana Circus. The letterhead reads "Cuban Shows, V. Abreu, Mgr. Permanent Address: 302 Keller St. San Antonio, Tex."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

Cuban Show Lot in La Feria

Description: Photograph of Carpe Cubana's show lot in La Feria, Texas. The ground is flooded with water and surrounded by trees and shrubs. Five men pose for the camera while standing in the flood water. Two tall poles extend from the center of the show lot, secured by heavy hires. A hand-written inscription reads "CUBAN SHOW. LOT LA FRIA TEX 5/29/29."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

Cuban Show, Panaderia La India

Description: Photograph of Carpe Cubana's storage building in La Feria, Texas. Several men stand outside of a warehouse structure with a sign reading "Panaderia La India." Machinery is strewn messily outside of the building. A hand-written inscription on the photograph in white reads "Cuban Show."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Dancers in the Carpe Cubana Circus]

Description: 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.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

Delivery of Tobacco Crop

Description: Photograph of a load of tobacco being delivered in Henderson, Kentucky. Rows of covered wagons filled with tobacco product line the street.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

Dollhouse Set

Description: Photograph of a village of dollhouses in the backyard of a home. The toy set features a circus tent and three houses of various sizes.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

Erecting the Tent

Description: Photograph of the Barnum and Bailey circus crew erecting a large tent. Five tall poles are held in place by heavy cables in the center of a field. Teams of men are setting up the exterior frame of the tent and rows of bleachers.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

Family at the Beach

Description: Photograph of a family enjoying the beach. Thee women are wearing swimsuits while most of the men are wearing suits and ties. A older woman sits in front of the women, wearing a light-colored dress. Several groups of people lounge on the beach around behind the family.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Family Portrait with Dog]

Description: Postcard of a family portrait sent to J.B. Aguilera from Victoria. The photograph features four women and a boy seated around a dog. A baby is positioned against the belly of dog. The group is sitting in grass in front of a short fence, surrounded by foliage.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Postcard

[Federica and Brothers at the Majestic Theatre]

Description: Photograph of Federica and her brothers at the Majestic Theatre in Chicago, Illinois. The portrait consists of Federica standing between her four brothers, facing right but looking at the camera. The men wear dark tuxedos with white shirts and bow ties. Federica wears a light-colored dress consisting of a three tiered ruffled skirt. Fine beading is present on the straps and low neckline of the dress. She wears a beaded headband and ballet shoes.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[La Feria Inundated with Flood Water]

Description: Photograph of La Feria, Texas, flooded with rainwater. A horse-drawn wagon is parked in front of several buildings. The wagon is filled with men and small children. The flood waters reach half the height of the wagon wheels.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

Ferrante Family Portrait

Description: Photograph of Hortensia and her two children, Margaret and Orlando. The two children lean in to one another behind their mother. Hortensia wears a dark collared shirt with intricate lace bib around her neck. Her hair is worn in a coiled braid around her head. Margaret wears a one piece striped jumpsuit with a leather belt around her waist. Orlando a short-sleeved sweater and blue jeans.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

First Communion in Laredo

Description: 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.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Postcard

[Flood in La Feria, Texas]

Description: Photograph of the flood in La Feria, Texas. The photograph depicts a street of single story houses to the right, and a two-story storefront to the left. The street in between the structures is filled with flood water. An inscription written in white reads "LA FERIA TEX. 5/29/1929."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Flooded Streets in La Feria]

Description: 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."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

The Flying Wards Circus Act

Description: Photograph of the Flying Wards, a trapeze act that is part of the Barnum and Bailey Circus. The photograph consists of one man standing to the left of a woman, both with their arms crossed across their chests. Both performers are wearing jumpsuits with lace-up boots. An inscription on the bottom of the photograph reads "The Flying Wards, one of the fastest and most sensational trapeze acts with the Ringling Brothers. Season 1908-09-10." The man is believed to be Eddie Ward.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

Fosto the Acrobat

Description: Photograph of Fosto the acrobat performing a stunt in the center of small stage. The acrobat is balancing his body with his hand on a small square in the center of the stage.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

Fosto the Equilibrist

Description: Photograph of Fosto the acrobat performing a stunt in the center of a small stage. The acrobat is balancing his body with his hand on a small square in the center of the stage.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

Friends of Sabino Gomez

Description: Photograph of Sabino Gomez and two of his friends. Both men wear matching white collared shirts with dark belts and pleated pants. They stand with their arms crossed behind their back, with their heels together, looking towards the woman on the stool. The woman wears a dress patterned with large butterflies and a necklace around her neck with two bracelets.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph