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 Decade: 1880-1889
 Collection: Marfa, Diversity in the Desert
Anastasia Chavira and Baby Marcelina

Anastasia Chavira and Baby Marcelina

Date: c. 1880
Creator: unknown
Description: Studio photograph of Anastasia Chavira seated and holding baby Marcelina, her first child around 1880. She wears a long floral dress.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
Antonio Lieck Briam

Antonio Lieck Briam

Date: 1885
Creator: unknown
Description: Portrait of Antonio Lieck Briam in 1885, the year she married Louis Briam. She is wearing a dress with a collar and a belt. Her hair is pulled back.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
Bernabe and Felipe Aguilar

Bernabe and Felipe Aguilar

Date: c. 1887
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Bernabe Aguilar (seated) and his son, Felipe (standing). Felipe is 14 years old in this picture.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
[Cavalry]

[Cavalry]

Date: 1886
Creator: unknown
Description: This photograph is of a group of cavalrymen out on drill. There are many soldiers, ranged on the slope of a mountain and wearing dark uniforms and hats. Several of the men are standing with horses in the back or to the side. Two of the men have pins on their collars, showing that they are marksmen. Behind the men, there are rocks and desert plants.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
[Example of camels used in overland packing companies]

[Example of camels used in overland packing companies]

Date: c. 1880
Creator: unknown
Description: Illustration of camels used as pack animals during the late 19th century. Two men are leading four camels through a pathway. The man in the far right corner of the picture is walking. The second man is on a camel's back. Each camel is carrying a full load of supplies.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
[Fort Davis 1880]

[Fort Davis 1880]

Date: c. 1880
Creator: unknown
Description: This photograph shows Fort Davis after snow has fallen. There are several long structures to the right which are the Quartermaster's building and store house. In the middle of the photograph, there is a large open field. In the foreground, there are rocks and the ruins of a small adobe building. Around the left edge of the field, there are trees and the Officer's Barracks. At the far end of the barracks are several two-story buildings including the Post Chapel and Post Headquarters. In the background there are several mountains.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
Louis Briam

Louis Briam

Date: 1885
Creator: unknown
Description: Portrait of Louis Briam in 1885. He is wearing a suit and tie.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
Martha Willis Sellers, 1880s

Martha Willis Sellers, 1880s

Date: c. 1880
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a painting of Martha Willis Sellers, maternal grandmother of Ethel C. Bryant. This painting was fron the 1880s. It was included in a research paper by Mike Shurley for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1968.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
Warranty Deed

Warranty Deed

Date: April 12, 1886
Creator: unknown
Description: Warranty Deed granting land in the town of Marfa from R.E. Russell to William Russell on April 12, 1886.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
[Wedding photo of Hadji "Hi Jolly" Ali and Gertrudis Serna]

[Wedding photo of Hadji "Hi Jolly" Ali and Gertrudis Serna]

Date: [1880]
Creator: unknown
Description: Photo of Hadji Ali ("Hi Jolly") and his new bride in Tuscon, Arizona. Ali is sitting while his bride is standing to his left. Hadji Ali was also known as Philip Tedro.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library