Nomenclature of harness, ambulance, or escort wagon. Picture

Description:

Drawing of the "off" (right) side of a four-mule army wagon team detailing and naming the harness parts. The drawing was published in Chronicles of the Big Bend, W. D. Smithers, Madrona Press, Austin, Texas, 1976, p. 14.

Creator(s): Smithers, W. D. (Wilfred Dudley), 1895-1981.
Location(s): United States - Texas
Creation Date: Unknown
Partner(s):
Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library (Archives of the Big Bend)
Collection(s):
Rescuing Texas History, 2006
Usage:
Total Uses: 1,003
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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):
  • Digitized: April 10, 2006
Coverage:
Place
United States - Texas
Era
New South, Populism, Progressivism, and the Great Depression, 1877-1939
Description:

Drawing of the "off" (right) side of a four-mule army wagon team detailing and naming the harness parts. The drawing was published in Chronicles of the Big Bend, W. D. Smithers, Madrona Press, Austin, Texas, 1976, p. 14.

Physical Description:

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

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Partner:
Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library (Archives of the Big Bend)
Collection:
Rescuing Texas History, 2006
Identifier:
  • CALL-NO: PD 18 1920
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth11935
Resource Type: Artwork
Format: Image
Rights:
Access: Public