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Metate in Presidio County, Texas

Metate in Presidio County, Texas

Date: 1967
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a metate in Presidio County, Texas. A metate was a tool used to grind food. This photo was included in a research paper by Nancy Edwards for an American History class at Marfa High School in April 1968.
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Mummified Indian Baby found in a West Texas Cave

Mummified Indian Baby found in a West Texas Cave

Date: 1967
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a 750-year old mummified baby found underground in a west Texas cave around 1952. The baby was wrapped in fur, a blanket, and then buckskin. This was one of two babies found, the other was sent to the Smithsonian. This photo was included in a research paper by Nancy Edwards for an American History class at Marfa High School in April 1968.
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[Drawing of Gus Bogel]

[Drawing of Gus Bogel]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: This is a hand-drawn portrait of a young man in a suit and tie. It is labled "Gus Bogel."
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[Photograph of People in the Snow]

[Photograph of People in the Snow]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: In this photograph, there are five people standing in the snow in front of a house. Three of the people are men - two appear to be middle-aged and the one to the right is older; they are all wearing shirts with ties under long coats as well as hats. In front of the men, there are two young children, also bundled up in coats and hats. The area where they are standing is covered in snow and they are directly in front of a fence that encloses the yard around the house. Within the yard, there are several bare trees and some power lines overhead. The house has several windows and a porch surrounded by posts and a short fence. The roof is peaked and mostly covered in snow. Related information identifies the house as the Bogels'.
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Dipping Cattle on the Bogel Ranch

Dipping Cattle on the Bogel Ranch

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: This photograph shows a vat for dipping cattle and many people standing around it. The people are all wearing light colored shirts, dark pants, and cowboy hats. According to the related report, the people are Graves, Woodworth, and Sarah Bogel (left to right) with Mexican cowhands. The foreground is focused on the dipping vats which is a canal of concrete with wooden gates and filled half-full with water. In the background, there are some other fences, what appears to be part of a wagon to the far right and mountains in the distance.
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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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[Portrait of a Private]

[Portrait of a Private]

Date: [c. 1914 - 1918]
Creator: unknown
Description: This photograph is a portrait of a young man (visible from the waist up) wearing the uniform of a private in World War I. The jacket of his uniform has pins on the collar and the buttons have an imprint on them. The uniform also includes a hat that has cords knotted around the brim. The photograph is mounted in a dark-colored frame which has a name handwritten on the back "Graves Bogel."
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Indian Artifacts

Indian Artifacts

Date: 1968
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Indian artifacts: a gourd filled with corn and two unfinished baskets, belonging to Mrs. Buddy Hewitt. This photo was included in a research paper by Nancy Edwards for an American History class at Marfa High School in April 1968.
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Flint Quarry in Presidio County, Texas

Flint Quarry in Presidio County, Texas

Date: 1967
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a flint quarry in Presidio County, Texas. This photo was included in a research paper by Nancy Edwards for an American History class at Marfa High School in April 1968.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
[Men in a Pen with Cows]

[Men in a Pen with Cows]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: In this photograph, several men, dressed as cowboys (loose shirts, chaps, and cowboy hats) are standing in a wooden pen with cows. To the left, there is some sort of building outside the pen and in front of it, there is a man leaning over. There is a second man standing in the middle of the photograph watching something and two cows are in the pen behind him. To the right, there are two men watching a third man in the foreground who is grabbing onto something (possibly another cow). In the background, more cows are visible on the other side of the pen. On the back of the photograph there is a handwritten note: "Branding scene, W. W. Bogel Ranch. Nicolas Machuck looks over the operation."
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