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Military Plaza, San Antonio, Texas

[Market on Military Plaza, San Antonio, Texas]

Rullman's map of the city of San Antonio /

Texas. San Antonio. Woman begging

[Theodore Roosevelt, Leonard Wood, and Alexander Brodie in 1898, in San Antonio, Texas]

"Our nation will be great -- it cannot shirk its duties" -- President Roosevelt, San Antonio, Texas

Aqueduct of Mission San Juan

Uncle Sam's soldiers at Fort Sam Houston - reviewed by President Roosevelt, San Antonio, Texas

Passing President Roosevelt in review - military at Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas

Artillery dashing past President Roosevelt - military review at Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas

He arrives in "San Antone" to attend a reunion of the Rough Riders / McCutcheon.

"Our nation will be great -- it cannot shirk its duties" -- President Roosevelt, San Antonio, Texas

Pres. Roosevelt greeting "the boys" who fought in Cuba - "Rough Rider" reunion at San Antonio, Texas

On the drill grounds of Fort Sam Houston - military review by President Roosevelt - San Antonio, Texas

City market, San Antonio, Tex.

Looking along the Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, Texas

Interior of Buck Horn restaurant, showing some fine specimens of horns and a deer picture made up of snake rattles, San Antonio, Texas

One of the finest collections of horns in the world, Buck Horn resturant, San Antonio, Texas

Visiting the old mission new San Antonio, Tex

Church of the Mission del Alamo, the Texas "cradle of liberty," San Antonio

A corner of the Main Plaza of San Antonio, Texas showing City Hall in the background

San Fernando Cathedral, of the quaint old Spanish city of San Antonio, Texas

The Sunset Route Depot, San Antonio, Texas

San Antonio newsboys need supervision. Here are three brothers - Sasser family, 729 Porter Street. The youngest one is five years old and makes 30 cents a day. Lawrence is seven years old but "he spends all he earns" his brother says. Boyce [?], makes 75 cents a day, and has a hard time keeping the others at work. Boyce is ten years old. They all start out at 6:00 A.M. and sell until 9:00 and 10:00 P.M. nearly every day except Sunday. I found them selling after ten P.M. Boyce said "We don't go to school; got to sell papers. Father is sick." Location: San Antonio, Texas.

Preston De Costa, fifteen year old messenger #3 for Bellevue Messenger Service. I ran across him and took photos while he was carrying notes back and forth between a prostitute in jail and a pimp in the Red Light district. He had read all the notes and knew all about the correspondence. He was a fine grained adolescent boy. Has been delivering message and drugs in the Red Light for six months and knows the ropes thoroughly. "A lot of these girls are my regular customers. I carry 'em messages and get 'em drinks, drugs, etc. Also go to the bank with money for them. If a fellow treats 'em right, they'll call him by number and give him all their work. I got a box full of photos I took of these girls - some of 'em I took in their room." Works until 11:00 P.M. Location: San Antonio, Texas.

Luther Wharton, drug store delivery boy, twelve years old. Works from 4:00 P.M. to midnight in Sommers Drug Store. I saw him working at midnight. He goes to school in the daytime, then works from four to twelve. Sundays half a day. Gets $5.00 a week. "I take medicines to the Red Light places several times a day. Yes I know some of the people there." This is a pretty heavy burden, both physical and moral, to place on this adolescent boy. See Hine report on messenger service of Texas. Location: San Antonio, Texas.

A few of the San Antonio messengers. See Hine report on messenger service of Texas. Edgar Barnes is one of the smallest in front row. The messengers and their contact with the Red Light districts, in most of the large cities of Texas, is one of the worst phases of child labor in the state. Location: San Antonio, Texas.

Sonny and Pete newsboys. One is six years old. They began at 6:00 A.M. Location: San Antonio, Texas.

A few of the San Antonio messengers. See Hine report on messenger service of Texas. Edgar Barnes is one of the smallest in front row. The messengers and their contact with the Red Light districts, in most of the large cities of Texas, is one of the worst phases of child labor in the state. Location: San Antonio, Texas.

Preston DeCosta [i.e., De Costa?], fifteen year old messenger #3 for Bellevue Messenger Service. I ran across him and took photos while he was carrying notes back and forth between a prostitute in jail and a pimp in the Red Light. He had read all the notes and knew all about the correspondence. He was a fine grained adolescent boy. Has been delivering message and drugs in the Red Light for 6 months and knows the ropes thoroughly. "A lot of these girls are my regular customers. I carry 'em messages and get 'em drinks, drugs, etc. Also go to the bank with money for 'em. If a fellow treats 'em right, they'll call him by number and give him all their work. I got a box full of photos I took of these girls - some of 'em I took in their room." Works until 11:00 P.M. Location: San Antonio, Texas.

Lionel Perry, nine year old newsboy. Starts out at 5:00 A.M. usually. 4:00 A.M. on Sundays. Sells after school. Location: San Antonio, Texas.

A typical San Antonio newsboy. Nine years old. Youngsters like this abound, here and in many other Texas cities. Some sell early in morning and late at night. Location: San Antonio, Texas.

Capt. Napier inspecting feet of soldiers after days hike near San Antonio. Mexican-U.S. campaign after Villa

Aerial view, Camp Wilson, San Antonio, Texas

Birds eye view, Camp Travis, San Antonio, Texas, Oct. 1917

General Pershing reviewing troops at Ft. Sam Houston, Tex., Feb. 4, 1920

Gus Wilson, Jack Dempsey, Ray Newman, San Antonio, Tex., Sept. 25, 1925

Olmos Dam

Mexican family, San Antonio

Candy seller, San Antonio, Texas

Candy seller, San Antonio, Texas

[Pedro Zuniga playing the guitar with his daughter Zenovia, San Antonio, Texas]

Peddler lining crates with newspapers before packing them with vegetables. San Antonio, Texas

Front porch of Mexican family living around corral, San Antonio, Texas

Texas photographs - Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information Photograph.

Mexican children, San Antonio, Texas

Row of houses. Mexican section of San Antonio, Texas

Setting up the scales on a vegetable truck at the early morning market. San Antonio, Texas

Pecan shellers. Union plant. San Antonio, Texas

Young Mexican girl who was playing around relief line in San Antonio, Texas

Mexican pecan shellers cracking nuts. Union plant. San Antonio, Texas

Mexican children in home. San Antonio, Texas

Mexican boy with portraits of his ancestors and other decorations. San Antonio, Texas

Early morning vegetable market. San Antonio, Texas

Mexican corral. San Antonio, Texas

Mexican children. San Antonio, Texas

Mexican baby in corner of room. San Antonio, Texas

Proprietor of secondhand store, San Antonio, Texas

Flower peddler at the early morning market. San Antonio Texas

Barbershop, San Antonio, Texas, Mexican section

Pecan sheller buying fried beans for her lunch, San Antonio, Texas

Mexican women separating meat from shells. Pecan shelling plant. San Antonio, Texas

Relief line with clerk, Mexican district, San Antonio, Texas

Street scene in Mexican district of San Antonio, Texas

Mexican pecan workers waiting in union hall for assignment to work. San Antonio, Texas

Cupboard in corner of Mexican house. San Antonio, Texas

Mexican child sitting in doorway between living and bedroom in his home on the outskirts of San Antonio, Texas. Notice the dirt floor

Burlap-covered water bottle in Mexican house, San Antonio, Texas

Mexican child in kitchen. San Antonio, Texas. Notice the basket swing suspended from the ceiling

Mexican woman beating cake in front of china cupboard. San Antonio, Texas

House in Mexican section made of discarded airplane engine crates. San Antonio, Texas

Weighing chickens in produce market, San Antonio, Texas

Laundry and household and garden tools. Mexican section, San Antonio, Texas

Old Mexican woman drawing water from community hydrant, San Antonio, Texas

Texas photographs - Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information Photograph.

Mexican mother and children. San Antonio, Texas

Mexican portrait. Notice bad condition of wall and ceiling. San Antonio, Texas

Mexican pecan workers union work committee assigning a man to work. San Antonio, Texas

Mexican boy and girl playing phonograph. San Antonio, Texas. The Mexicans love all forms of music

Rear view of Mexican house, San Antonio, Texas

Mexican man sick in bed. San Antonio, Texas

Old Mexican living alone, sick and unable to work, San Antonio, Texas

Kitchen cupboard. Mexican house, San Antonio, Texas

Mexican baby with sister, San Antonio, Texas

Mexican woman cleaning her backyard. San Antonio, Texas

Backyard of Mexican house. San Antonio, Texas

Mexican boy standing under certificate of baptism. San Antonio, Texas

Mexican boy in front of community water hydrant and sink, San Antonio, Texas

Corner of kitchen with cat drinking from wash pan. Mexican home, San Antonio, Texas

Texas photographs - Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information Photograph.

Mexican women pecan shellers at work. Union plant. San Antonio, Texas

Sign in front of baby clothes manufacturers, San Antonio, Texas

Making tortillas in bake shop, San Antonio, Texas. Tortillas are made of corn flour which is very finely ground and mashed corn. No moisture or baking powder or salt is added

Unloading fruit and vegetables from truck at wholesale house. San Antonio, Texas

Row of houses. Mexican quarter, San Antonio, Texas

Looking towards central downtown San Antonio, with Smith Young tower in background, Mexican cemetery in middle ground and Mexican house in foreground

Proprietors of general store, Mexican district, San Antonio, Texas

Texas photographs - Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information Photograph.

Proprietor of credit clothing store, Mexican district, San Antonio, Texas

Clothing piled atop bureau in Mexican house in San Antonio, Texas. There is lack of closet space in the houses of Mexicans

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