The University of Texas at Austin
Mrs. Rafaela Cortez
Identifier: e_rl_13918af_0005
Title: Mrs. Rafaela Cortez
Description: Mrs. Rafaela Cortez having a mid-morning cup of coffee. She moved into the house shown in e_rl_13918AF_0003 eleven years ago. At that time the rent was $8 monthly; it is now $4 weekly.The three room house has a rotten, wooden shingle roof with no ceiling. There is an almost continuous crack between the roof and walls. There were no evidences of any repairs or maintenance. There are no electrical connections--no running water in the house. The one gas connection serves for cooking and heating; the gas bill ranges from $5 to $8 monthly.
City: Corpus Christi
State: Texas
Country: United States
Date: 1949
Creator: Lee (Russell Werner)
Source: Lee (Russell) Photograph Collection
Publisher: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
Box: 3Y183
Folder: left
Format: Film negative
Size: 3 X 4
Subject: Mexican Americans