Border Patrolmen Stopping a Group of Smugglers

Description:

Photograph of border patrolmen coming upon a group of smugglers by the river in Presidio. Fred Ritter is in the foreground. Smugglers brought sotol, a drink similar to tequila, across the border during US prohibition.

Creator(s): Unknown
Location(s): United States - Texas
Creation Date: c. 1930  
Partner(s):
Marfa Public Library
Collection(s):
Marfa, Diversity in the Desert
Usage:
Total Uses: 62
Past 30 days: 1
Yesterday: 0
Creator:
Unknown
Date(s):
  • Creation: c. 1930
Coverage:
Place
United States - Texas
Era
New South, Populism, Progressivism, and the Great Depression, 1877-1939
Description:

Photograph of border patrolmen coming upon a group of smugglers by the river in Presidio. Fred Ritter is in the foreground. Smugglers brought sotol, a drink similar to tequila, across the border during US prohibition.

Physical Description:

1 photographic print: b&w; 5 x 7 in.

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Subject(s):
Keyword(s): smugglers | border patrolmen
Partner:
Marfa Public Library
Collection:
Marfa, Diversity in the Desert
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: 1966.11.10
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth87401
Resource Type: Photograph
Format: Image