Tex-Mex Series

To anyone who knows her, it is not surprising that images pertaining to food on vintage postcards catch the eye of Gayle Brennan Spencer. So it was only natural for the first of her digital collages to revolve around pralines, tortillas and hot sauce.

Postcards from San Antonio ~ No. 1, "Ahora, Vámanos a Mi Tierra"

Edition limited to 25 prints, $70 each. Image size:  5 5/8 x 6 3/8 inches

Early 1900s' postcard of candy vendor combined with photo of pralines and dulces from Mi Tierra Café and Bakery.  Copy from original card:  "Dressed in his native garb, he sells a kind of pecan candy peculiar to Mexico which he alone seems to have the secret of making more toothsome than any one else."

 

 

 

Postcards from San Antonio ~ No. 2, "Praying for Pralines"

Edition limited to 25 prints, $70 each. Image size:  5 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches

Early 1900s' postcard labeled "Mexican Candy Vendor" combined with a photo of pralines and dulces. Copy drawn from postcard above, "This Mexican candy seller is a typical sight on the streets of San Antonio."

 

 

 

Postcards from San Antonio ~ No. 3, "Dulce Detour"

Edition limited to 25 prints, $70 each. Image size:  5 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches

Early 1900s' postcard labeled "Mexican Candy Vendor on Military Plaza" combined with a photo of a pecan praline.  Copy:  "I find myself walking blocks out of my way to rendez-vous with dulce vendors."

 

 

Postcards from San Antonio ~ No. 4, "Suckers for Sugar"

Edition limited to 25 prints, $70 each. Image size:  6 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches

Early 1900s' postcard labeled "Mexican selling candies" combined with a photo of coconut candy.  Copy:  "The crowd almost seemed threatening the day the candy man was late arriving at his post."

 

Postcards from San Antonio ~ No. 5, "Without Them the City Would Be Pan Blanco"

Edition limited to 25 prints, $70 each. Image size:  7 1/2 x 5 inches

Early 1900s' postcard, "Greetings from San Antonio, Texas," of "Mexican women grinding corn for tortillas."  Original handwritten message:  "I eat this after the women get through grinding it and it's great."

 

Postcards from San Antonio ~ No. 6, "Suppertime in the Land of Opportunity"

Edition limited to 25 prints, $70 each. Image size:  5 1/2 x 5 1/8 inches inches

Early 1900s' postcard labeled "Greetings from San Antonio: Preparing Supper" combined with a tortilla.  Copy: "The grinding of corn for fresh tortillas is a daily ritual involving all the women of the family."

Please bear in mind the website intensifies colors; the actual print colors are much more subtle.

praying for pralines
1900s candy man
tortillas in san antonio
candy vendor
mexican candy in san antonio
griding corn for tortillas