The Fuentes Collection

Antonio Rodríguez Fuentes (1895-1988) was born and raised on his family’s ranch near Montemorelos, Nuevo León, Mexico. He moved to Laredo as a young man, eventually taking up residence in Corpus Christi in the 1910s. He married Josefine Barrera, a Corpus Christi native, in 1918. The couple had five children: Ruben, Ophelia, Mercedes, Antonio, and Carmen. 
 
Josefina and her family were respected members of Corpus Christi Mexican-American society. After her marriage to Antonio, the couple developed their own ties with numerous community groups, including the Obreros y Obreras, Alianza Hispano-Americana, and Woodmen of the World. Antonio also became an active member of several local chapters, holding office and serving as a delegate to out-of-town-conventions. 
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Riding a Tricycle (1928)
Home movie footage of longtime Corpus Christi resident Antonio Rodríguez Fuentes teaching his son to ride...
Playing in the Park (1929)
Home movie footage of the Fuentes family walking around a park in Corpus Christi
Mexican-American Community in Corpus Christi
1920s home movie footage of prominent Mexican-American family and parades featuring local civil-rights or...
Fuentes Family Ranch (1938)
Home movie footage shot by longtime Corpus Christi resident Antonio Rodríguez Fuentes of his parents at t...
Fourth of July Parade (1929)
Home movie of an Independence Day parade through downtown Corpus Christi, featuring a man dressed as a ba...
Christmas Day (1928)
Home movie footage of the Fuentes children playing with the gifts they received for Christmas