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 Resource Type: Postcard
 Collection: Marfa, Diversity in the Desert
[Alpine School]

[Alpine School]

Date: March 17, 1911
Creator: unknown
Description: Postcard of a public school in Alpine, Texas. The students are posed outside the school. They range in age from small children to adolescents. A handwritten note on the front says, "Public School. Alpine, Tex." The card is dated March 17, 1911, and is addressed to Byron Avaut in Uvalde, Texas.
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[Alpine Postcard]

[Alpine Postcard]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Postcard of Kokernot Springs aquifer in Alpine, Texas. The photograph on the postcard shows the spring surrounded by trees. A handwritten note on the card says, "Kokernot Springs, Alpine, Tex. Copr By J. C. Thain, 1920."
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[Main Street of Alpine]

[Main Street of Alpine]

Date: 1909
Creator: unknown
Description: Postcard of Main Street in Alpine, Texas, in 1909. The road is unpaved. There are several stores and horse-drawn vehicles along the road. Text below the photograph says, "Alpine, Texas. Published by The Palace Pharmacy." The card is addressed to Byron Avant in San Antonio, Texas.
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[Alpine Postcard]

[Alpine Postcard]

Date: 1915
Creator: unknown
Description: Postcard of a view of Alpine, Texas. The photograph was taken from the top of a hill. The postcard is addressed to Maria R. Pena in El Paso, Texas. It is dated April 22, 1915.
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[Catholic Church]

[Catholic Church]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Postcard of an adobe Mexican Catholic church in Deming, New Mexico. The churchyard is fenced in. There is a bell at the top of the church, and a cross above the bell. There is a windmill in the background. A note on the front of the card says, "Mexican Catholic Church Deming, N. Mex."
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Branding Cattle at the Brite Ranch

Branding Cattle at the Brite Ranch

Date: c. 1921
Creator: unknown
Description: Photographic postcard of cowboys branding cattle on the Brite Ranch in West Texas. It has the name "Bill Bailey" written on the back and it is addressed to Mr. C.E. Brite in Brite, Tex and it is postmarked September 1, 1921 in Marfa, Texas.
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Photo Postcard of Santa Helena Canyon, Texas

Photo Postcard of Santa Helena Canyon, Texas

Date: 1936
Creator: unknown
Description: Photographic postcard depicting the Grand Canyon of Texas, Santa Elena Canyon with the Rio Grande River running through it. One side is Texas and the other is Mexico. This photo was included in a research paper by Sammy Barnett for an American History class at Marfa High School in May 1964.
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Officer's Line, Fort Davis, Texas

Officer's Line, Fort Davis, Texas

Date: 1915~
Creator: unknown
Description: In this photograph, there are about 10 buildings that appear to be identical, all in a line. A handwritten note on the front says "Officers Line" which suggests that the buildings are the houses of the officers and their families. Each house has a dark roof and five white pillars that form the rim of the porch. There are trees interspersed among the houses. In front of the buildings, there is a large area that is fenced in and contains several animals. Behind the houses, there is a rocky ridge covered in desert scrub and plants. This postcard was sent to "Mr. Frank Russell" in Marfa, Texas and the postmark is from Casa Piedra, Texas sent August 27, 1915. The text, handwritten in ink, reads: "Dear Frank:- This card re-calls memories of much a _happy_ day and each moon-light night that we have been riding & have wished that you were with us. Don't work too hard but come out here if you can. Lovingly, Mabel."
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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.
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Near Fort Davis, Texas

Near Fort Davis, Texas

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: This photograph is a scenic picture on the front of a postcard. In the foreground, the sides of two mountains form a shallow valley and there are two mountain peaks visible in the distance. The mountains are covered in desert brush and vegetation. The note "Near Ft. Davis Tex" is handwritten near the bottom.
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