By Ana Carolina Castillo Crimm,Sara R. Massey
Situated within the South Texas borderlands a few fifty miles west of Corpus Christi, San Diego used to be a thriving city already 100 years outdated on the flip of the 20th century. With a inhabitants that was once ninety percentage Mexican or Mexican American and 10 percentage Anglo, the bicultural group was once the seat of Duval County and a filthy rich city of lumberyards, banks, mercantile shops, and cotton gins, which additionally provided the desires of quarter ranchers and farmers. notwithstanding Anglos ruled its financial and political lifestyles, San Diego was once culturally Mexican, and Mexican american citizens in addition to Anglos outfitted profitable companies and made fortunes.
This selection of approximately 100 pictures from the property of beginner photographer William Hoffman captures the cosmopolitan city of San Diego at a colourful second in its background among 1898 and 1909. Grouped into the kinds girls and their jobs, neighborhood houses, males and their companies, kids in school and church, households and pals, and leisure approximately city, the images provide a right away visible realizing of the cultural and monetary lifetime of the group, more advantageous by way of specific captions that establish the themes and situations of the photographs. An introductory historic bankruptcy constitutes the 1st released historical past of Duval County, which was once the most vital parts of South Texas within the early 20th century.
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