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 County: Jeff Davis County, TX
 Collection: Marfa, Diversity in the Desert
[After the deer hunt]

[After the deer hunt]

Date: November 1916
Creator: Fred J. Feldman Co.
Description: In this photograph, there are two trees with at least three dead dear hanging upside-down from the branches. Two of the deer have been split open and an older man in the center of the photograph is cutting the third. Another man, dressed casually, is watching him work. To the far right, there is a covered buggy or wagon that is unhitched and parked. Behind the men, there is a white spotted dog lying on the ground and a white building, presumably a house. In the background there appear to be mountains. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph says "Geo Gleim & Nick Mansfelder hunting on Joe Espy Ranch north of Ft. Davis, Texas."
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
[Baptism in a Creek]

[Baptism in a Creek]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: This photograph shows two groups of people on the banks of a body of water that is only partially visible. There are two people standing in the water. In the background, there are trees and mountains. There are two handwritten notes on the back of the photograph that appear to be written by different people; the first says, "Baptism Creek" and the second, "Baptism at dirt tank."
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
[Big Bend National Park]

[Big Bend National Park]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: View of Big Bend National Park. A large body of water highlights the photo. Mountains are surrounding the body of water in the background.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
Birds-Eye-View, Fort Davis, Texas

Birds-Eye-View, Fort Davis, Texas

Date: c. 1918
Creator: unknown
Description: The photograph on this postcard shows the town of Fort Davis. In the foreground, there is a formation of large rocks and an unpaved road that continues into the middle of the town. To either side of the road, there are various buildings enclosed by fences and surrounded by yards, trees, and windmills. The postcard was sent from Fort Davis March 15 and arrived in Uvalde, Texas March 17, 1918 according to the postmarks. The text, handwritten in ink, reads: "Wednesday. Well Janet how are you today? This picture was taken from some big high rocks in front of my uncle's house. There are hardly any lumber houses here - nearly all dirt or stone. Some are made of pretty pink rocks. They get the different kinds of rock from the mountains in the town or near town. Hope I'll see you again sometime. Miss Ada." The postcard was addressed to Miss Janet Harris.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
[Bloys Cabins]

[Bloys Cabins]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: This photograph shows a long, blue building with a porch in front of some low hills. On the left side of the photograph, there are two other blue buildings and a third on the far right, all only partially visible. In the foreground, the area appears to be covered in rocky gravel with scattered scrub; the hills are covered in small trees and bushes. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph says, "Present cabins."
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
[Bloys Cabins]

[Bloys Cabins]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: This photograph shows a long, blue building with a porch in front of some low hills. On the left side of the photograph, there are two other blue buildings and a third on the far right, all only partially visible. In the foreground, the area appears to be covered in rocky gravel with scattered scrub; the hills are covered in small trees and bushes. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph says, "Present cabins."
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
[Bloys Campground]

[Bloys Campground]

Date: c. 1907
Creator: unknown
Description: This photograph shows a large, open field filled with short grass. In the distance, there are trees and what appear to be buildings on the right, at the base of a hill. There are other mountains in the background. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph says, "Bloys in 1907."
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
Bloys Campmeet Pageant

Bloys Campmeet Pageant

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: This photograph shows a large group of people standing in a semi-circle under a tree. The people are all dressed up in fancy clothing or pioneer-style clothing. In the back, there are ten women and one man of various ages, but all relatively young, as well as five young children in the front. It appears to be nighttime. There are several handwritten notes on the back. The first notes give these names: "1. Jean Shannon," "4. Sue Johnson," "5. Chere Livingston," "6. Lois Burns," "10. Sargie Ruth Jones." Additionally, there are notes that say, "Re-enactment" and "Bloys Campmeet Pageant."
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
[Bloys Campmeeting]

[Bloys Campmeeting]

Date: [c. 1913 - 1916]
Creator: unknown
Description: In this photograph, a group of 13 people (including two children) are standing in front of trees. All of the men and most of the women are wearing hats (and/or bonnets). At the bottom of the photograph there are several handwritten labels: "S. N. B., G. N. Bogel, Jessie B. H. [...] H. J. H. Jr., Eda Jenkins Hubbard, and W. W. Bogel" From left to right, there are: a woman in a white dress with dark-colored sleeves (S. N. B.); a man in a white shirt and bow-tie wearing dark glasses; a second woman in a white dress next to a younger woman wearing a darker-colored dress and bonnet and behind them there is a man wearing a white shirt and tie; a woman in a white dress with a dark pin at the collar holding the hand of a very young boy, also in white, and standing next to a slightly older boy in white with a square collar; a man (directly behind the boys) who appears to be wearing a uniform; two women in white dresses; another man in uniform; and an older man (W. W. Bogel) with a moustache who has something tucked into the waist ...
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
Bloys Campmeeting, 1980-1973

Bloys Campmeeting, 1980-1973

Date: 1973
Creator: Bloys Campmeeting Association
Description: This pamphlet gives an overview of the origins of the Bloys Campmeetings as well as the services available at the 1973 service.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
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