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 Resource Type: Postcard
 Collection: Marfa, Diversity in the Desert
[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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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
[Capote Falls]

[Capote Falls]

Date: c. 1965
Creator: unknown
Description: Postcard of Capote Falls, near Marfa. A small waterfall is cascading between two large cliffs. The tops of a few trees can been seen at the bottom left and right corners of the photograph.
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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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Josepha Castro

Josepha Castro

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photographic postcard of Josepha Castro. A description of this photo by Eddie Rivera reads," Mrs. Castro was born in Shafter, Texas. She was best known for her fine knitting. She knitted fine articles and sold them. It was her hobby. She sold them only to make enough money to buy more supplies. She is the aunt of the Ignacio Campos family. She was a very religious person. She also liked to help the people who could not afford to buy or have something. You might have called her 'The Salvation Army'."
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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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Photcard of Robert Cruz and Luz Hernandez

Photcard of Robert Cruz and Luz Hernandez

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photo postcard picturing Luz Hernandez and Robert Cruz fondly looking at one another. They were married and had sons named Steve and Manuel. The back of the postcard has correspondence in Spanish. This photo was included in a report by Salvador Roman, Jr. for a history class at Marfa High School in 1975.
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[Photograph of Charley Bishop and grandchildren]

[Photograph of Charley Bishop and grandchildren]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: In this photograph, an older gentleman, identified as Charley Bishop, is standing in front of a house holding a dead rattlesnake in each hand. Three of his grandchildren are also in the picture: a young girl in a dress and pigtails is standing to his right (on the far left of the photograph), a young boy in overalls is sitting on the sidewalk directly in front of Mr. Bishop, and a second boy, also in overalls and identified as "Eddie", is sitting on a tricycle in the far right of the photograph (to Mr. Bishop's left). The back of the photograph says "Postcard" and has "Charley Bishop with grandchildren, on right Eddie, + large rattlesnakes...1947" handwritten in pencil.
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[Postcard of a Man]

[Postcard of a Man]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Postcard with a portrait of a man wearing a white formal shirt and bow tie with a sweater vest. There is no message on the back of the postcard.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
[Postcard of Butterfield's Overland Stagecoach]

[Postcard of Butterfield's Overland Stagecoach]

Date: unknown
Creator: McMenemy, Margo
Description: Postcard of a stagecoach pulled by four horses on a dirt road in the desert. A printed note on the back of the postcard describes the photo, "West Texas - Butterfield's Overland Stage from San Antonio to El Paso is shown here in Wild Rose Pass in the heart of Apache Country between Ft. Stockton and Fort Davis, historic garrisons west of the Pecos."
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