[Cavalry wagon trains and pack trains. Picture]

Description:

Drawing of an Army wagon train; list of personnel of a wagon train; description of pack trains; information about water and camp sites in the Big Bend District, c. 1916-1920.

Creator(s): Smithers, W. D. (Wilfred Dudley), 1895-1981.
Location(s): United States - Texas - Presidio County
Creation Date: 1916/1920  
Partner(s):
Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library (Archives of the Big Bend)
Collection(s):
Rescuing Texas History, 2006
Usage:
Total Uses: 945
Past 30 days: 3
Yesterday: 0
Creator (Illustrator):
Smithers, W. D. (Wilfred Dudley), 1895-1981.

W. D. Smithers, born in Mexico in 1895, was a photographer, amateur historian and botanist, and free-lance journalist of the Big Bend area of Texas. Between 1914 and 1919, he served with the U. S. Army in the Big Bend, first as a civilian muleteer, then as a wagon master. He later was an aerial photographer of the area and in the 1930s photographed the entire U. S. border with Mexico for the International Boundary and Water Commission. From 1936 to 1974, he operated a photography shop in Alpine, Texas, where he became known for lamp shades made of photographs. He recorded life along the Mexican border between 1914 and 1974 in maps, pictures, and a memoir, Chronicles of the Big Bend.

Date(s):
  • Creation: 1916/1920
  • Digitized: April 10, 2006
Coverage:
Place
United States - Texas - Presidio County
Era
New South, Populism, Progressivism, and the Great Depression, 1877-1939
From 1916~ to 1920~
Description:

Drawing of an Army wagon train; list of personnel of a wagon train; description of pack trains; information about water and camp sites in the Big Bend District, c. 1916-1920.

Physical Description:

1 photographic reproduction of a documentary drawing b&w 28 x 35 cm.

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Subject(s):
Keyword(s): Cleveland's Tanks
Partner:
Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library (Archives of the Big Bend)
Collection:
Rescuing Texas History, 2006
Identifier:
  • CALL-NO: PD 20 1920
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth11932
Resource Type: Artwork
Format: Image
Rights:
Access: Public