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[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
Partner: Witte Museum

[Abreu Troupe in Costume]

Description: Postcard depicting the Abreu Troupe in full costume. The troupe consists of three men, a young boy, and a woman, facing left and turning their heads toward the camera. The males in the group are all wearing the same costume consisting of a Spanish-style bolero jacket and pants decorated with light-colored trim and embroidery. Underneath the jacket each man wears a white collared shirt with a tie, sombrero, and black shoes. The woman wears a white blouse with a heavily-embroidered dark skirt. She wears her hair in two braided down her shoulders, tied with large ribbons, and large heavy necklaces around her neck.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Witte Museum

[Abreu Troupe Rehearsing Performance]

Description: Postcard depicting the Abreu Troupe performing a basket toss. Two men join arms to throw a third man into the air. The third man is performing a somersault in mid-air, while two other men reach out to catch him. The troupe is practicing in front of a wooden structure.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Witte Museum

[Portrait of Abelardo Saenz]

Description: Photograph of Abelardo Saenz, the main dancer for Carpe Cubana Circus. Abelardo wears a long-sleeve collared shirt with the two top buttons unbuttoned, a tie and cummerbund. The sleeves of the shirt are very broad, and gather into cuffs around Abelardo's wrists.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Witte Museum

[Carpe Cubaba's Show Truck in Flood Water]

Description: Photograph of Carpe Cubana's show truck in La Feria, Texas. The camp had been flooded, and five members of the circus stand around the truck, trying to move it out of the knee-high water. The men wear loose-fitting sleeveless shirts and shorts. A horse is also attached to the truck in an attempt to free the truck from the flood waters. A hand-written inscription in white reads "CUBAN SHOW. TRUCK NO. 2, LA FERIA TEX. 5/29/29."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Witte Museum

[Abreu Troupe Rehearsing Performance]

Description: Postcard of the Abreu Troupe practicing a stunt for their circus act. A man and woman on the left side of the postcard extend their arms as they throw a third man into the arms of another performer. The man being thrown is in mid-air between the couple and the performer to the right, prepared to catch him.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Witte Museum

[Six Women in Pink]

Description: 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.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Witte Museum

[Six Women Dancing in Costume]

Description: 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.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Witte Museum

[Six Women Dressed as Maids]

Description: 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.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Witte Museum

[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
Partner: Witte Museum

[Cuban Cookhouse Inundated with Flood Waters]

Description: 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."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Witte Museum

Two Women in Mexican Dresses

Description: 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.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Witte Museum

[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
Partner: Witte Museum

[Amelia and Angela in Costume]

Description: 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.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Witte Museum

[Portrait of Grandmother and Grandson]

Description: 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.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Witte Museum

[Portrait of Avalardo Saenz]

Description: 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."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Witte Museum

[Abreu Troupe Performing a Stunt]

Description: Postcard depicting the Abreu Troupe performing a stunt in front of a wooden structure. To the left of the photograph, a woman balances on the shoulders of a man. On the right of the photograph, two men stand several feet away from the couple with their arms outstretched. A boy is in midair between the two groups, appearing to have jumped from the woman's shoulders and preparing to land in the men's arms.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Witte Museum

Abreu Troupe Practicing Stunts

Description: Photograph of the Abreu Troupe practicing in front of a barn. A man and a woman are in the motion of tossing a third member into the air when the photograph was taken. A man stands to the right, prepared to catch the third member.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Witte Museum

Abreu Family Trapeze Performance

Description: Photograph of the Abreu family acrobats performing on a tall trapeze in front of a large pavilion. Many people fill the pavilion while the five members of the Abreu troupe perform.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Witte Museum

Abreu Family Acrobats

Description: Photograph of the Abreu family acrobats and Sabino Gomez performing in the middle of a town square. Many people stand around the roped-off area between two buildings.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Witte Museum

Potrait of the Sabino Family

Description: Photograph of Sabino Gomez and three members of the Gomez family. Sabino is pictured second to the right, wearing a round top hat, dark suit and bow tie. The other three men are also wearing suits and hat..
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Witte Museum

Abreu Troupe Performing at the Mendota Carnival

Description: Photograph of the Abreu family acrobats performing on a stage situated between large storefronts at the Mendota Carnival. One member of the troupe is balancing two more members on his shoulders while a large crowd surrounds the stage.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Witte Museum

[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
Partner: Witte Museum

[Carpe Cubana Tent]

Description: 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.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Witte Museum