Candelilla wax plant & U. S. Cavalry presence at Glenn Springs, Texas, 1916. Picture

Description:

Account of attack of Mexican raiders on Glenn Spring, Texas May 5, 1916. The documentation was compiled and illustrated by photojournalist W. D. Smithers in 1961. Includes information on production of candelilla wax at the Ellis and Wood wax factory in Glenn Spring between 1911 and 1916.

Creator(s): Smithers, W. D. (Wilfred Dudley), 1895-1981.
Location(s): United States - Texas - Brewster County - Glenn Springs
Creation Date: 1961  
Partner(s):
Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library (Archives of the Big Bend)
Collection(s):
Rescuing Texas History, 2006
Usage:
Total Uses: 693
Past 30 days: 19
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: 1961
  • Digitized: April 10, 2006
Coverage:
Place
United States - Texas - Brewster County - Glenn Springs
Era
New South, Populism, Progressivism, and the Great Depression, 1877-1939
From 1911 to 1916
Description:

Account of attack of Mexican raiders on Glenn Spring, Texas May 5, 1916. The documentation was compiled and illustrated by photojournalist W. D. Smithers in 1961. Includes information on production of candelilla wax at the Ellis and Wood wax factory in Glenn Spring between 1911 and 1916.

Physical Description:

1 photographic print copy drawing : b&w ; 28 x 35 cm.

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Keyword(s): Wood, C. D., Captain | candelilla waxes | Glenn Spring Raid | cavalry
Partner:
Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library (Archives of the Big Bend)
Collection:
Rescuing Texas History, 2006
Identifier:
  • CALL-NO: PD 1 1961
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth11933
Resource Type: Artwork
Format: Image
Rights:
Access: Public