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  Partner: Marfa Public Library
 Decade: 1900-1909
1901 store order of Thomas Crosson sent to Murphy & Walker bank
Informal order blank used by Thomas Clement Crosson in 1901. The order was sent to Murphy & Walker, a general store and bank located in Marfa, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39807/
Alphonso Bustillos as a Baby
Photograph of Alphonso Bustillos at 10 months old. He was the son on Jesus and Cruz Bustillos of Shafter, Texas and was born in 1908. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87301/
[Altar of St. Mary's Catholic Church in the 1920s]
Close up of the altar in Marfa's St. Mary's Catholic Church in 1920s. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39713/
Annual Catalog of the Pleasanton High School Term of 1906 and 1907
Annual catalog of the Pleasanton High School for 1906 and 1907. It contains a description of Atascosa County, courses of study for grades one through ten, and features many local advertisements. The name Ben S. Avant is written in pencil on the front cover. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88180/
Bill and Lucius Bunton, 1907
Photograph of Bill and Lucius Bunting riding in a buckboard pulled by Sorrel in 1907. This photo was included in a research paper by Jean Anne Evans in 1971 for a history class at Marfa High School. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87514/
Bill and Lucius Bunton, Sr. in 1907
Photograph of Lucius and Bill Bunton riding on Angelito and Bravo in 1907. This photo was included in a research paper by Jean Anne Evans in 1971 for a history class at Marfa High School. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87518/
[Bloys Campground]
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." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth40010/
Bunton Children, 1907
Photograph of Lucius, Jr.; Emma; Anna Belle; and Bill Bunton in 1907. They sit outdoors near some mountains. This photo was included in a research paper by Jean Anne Evans in 1971 for a history class at Marfa High School. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87509/
Bunton Children and Dandy, 1908
Photograph of a bunch of the Bunton children with their donkey Dandy around 1908. This photo was included in a research paper by Jean Anne Evans in 1971 for a history class at Marfa High School. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87515/
Bunton Family, 1907
Photograph of Bill; Lucius, Jr.; Anna Belle and their mother, Amy Bunton in 1907. They stand outdoors near some mountains. This photo was included in a research paper by Jean Anne Evans in 1971 for a history class at Marfa High School. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87510/
Bunton Family Photo in 1903
Photograph of Bunton family members Bill, Mr. Lucius Bunton, Sr.; Lucius Jr.; unknown; Amy; Emma; Belle; Sam; Joe; Oren; and unknown in 1903. This photo was included in a research paper by Jean Anne Evans in 1971 for a history class at Marfa High School. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87505/
T.C. Davis as a Child
Photograph of T.C. Davis, son of W.W. and Lizzie Davis. He was born in 1902. In the picture he is wearing a hat and holding a cane. This photo was included in a research paper by Joh Polson for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1978. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39454/
[Campers in a Field]
This photograph shows a very large group of people standing together in a line, with two smaller groups sitting on the ground in front of them. The closest group appears to be four men in dark suits. They are too far away to make out much detail, but several of the people seem to be holding up dark-colored umbrellas. The foreground shows that the area is a large open field covered in short grass and brush. In the background, there are trees, white tents, and various other items as well as mountains behind them. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph reads, "All campers on the ground, about 1900." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth40019/
[Campground Eating Area]
This photograph shows a group of people or all ages under a large tree. In the center of the photograph, there is a long table with people sitting around it and there are other people standing to either side in front of them. The men are wearing suits with ties and the women are wearing dresses; almost all of them are wearing hats. In the background, there are more trees, and, to the left some buggies or old-style automobiles. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph reads, "Eating area (1900)." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth40025/
Catalogue of the West Texas Military Academy: A Church School for Boys
Catalogue for West Texas Military Academy in San Antonio, Texas for the 1908-1909 school year. The catalogue describes the history of the school, the roster for the school year and academic and athletic programs. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88276/
Church History Book III
Book handwritten by Blanche Avant titled, "Church History Book III." The book concerns the history of Christianity during the sixteenth century. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88277/
Church History: Book IV
Journal written by Blanche Avant titled, "Church History, Book IV," about the history of the Episcopal church. The final pages of the journal contain recipes. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88275/
[Class Schedule for Ben Avant, 1907]
Class schedule from West Texas Military Academy for Ben Avant, 5th Form, dated Sept 18, 1907. Classes included: Study Hall, Spanish II, Plain Geometry, History V, English V, Algebra V, Arithmetic V, And English Grammar. Signed by Principal A. G Blackwell. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88172/
Conners, John Francis
Photograph of John Francis Connersas a young man. This photo was included in a research paper by Mary Francis Conners for an American History Class at Marfa High School in 1969. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39584/
The Crosson Family at Goat Mountain Ranch
Photograph of the Crosson family at the Goat Mountain Ranch in 1901. Pictured L-R, are Lizzie, Johnny, George, Jr., Charlie, and W. W. Davis. The others are unknown. This photo was included in a research paper by Jon Polson for an American History class at Marfa High School in January 1978. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39457/
[Early cowhands]
Two men are standing over a bound steer, and one man is squatting beside it. The squatting man is facing the camera. The man on the far left is L.D. Bunton and the man in the center is O.M. Bunton. The third man is watching the steer. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39480/
Elioza Cordova at Age Three
Photograph of Elioza Cordova at age three in 1909 in Terlingua, Texas. She is standing and wearing a dress. She later married Jose Hernandez and had two daughters, and ended up living in Alpine, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39506/
Emma Golding Bunton,1902
Photograph of Emma Golding Bunton in 1902.This photo was included in a research paper by Jean Anne Evans in 1971 for a history class at Marfa High School. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87512/
Ethel's Lock of Hair
Photograph of a page from the Christian family Bible. It shows a lock of Ethel's hair and has this written on it, "This is the first piece of hair that was cut off of little Ethel C.C. Christian's head. Allie wrote it after April 23 1900" This photo was included in a research paper by Mike Shurley for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1968. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87422/
Gospel Tent at Bloys' Camp Grounds
Photograph of the "Gospel Tent" at Bloys' Camp Meeting around 1904. Women with parasols walk in front of the tent. Wooden planks for benches lay on the ground outside the tent. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth40064/
[Group of People Around a Table]
This photograph shows a group of people under a roof that appears to be brush on a wooden frame. The people in the front of the picture are sitting on wooden benches, facing away, toward what is most likely a table. To the far right, there is an older man sitting in a wooden chair. The men are wearing suits and the women are wearing dresses and large hats. In the distance, to the left, there are some trees. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph says, "Eating shed, 1900." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth40024/
[Group of Tents Under a Tree]
This photograph shows a group of at least four white tents in a field filled with short grass and bushes. Directly in front of the tents is a wire fence with wooden posts. Behind the tents, there is a large tree to the right, with a roof on posts over a group of people. To the left of the people, there is a covered wagon partially visible and possibly a second wagon to the far left of the photograph. In the distance, there are more trees and mountains. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph reads, "Tents, chuck box, and cook, covered arbor to shade eating area. About 1900." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth40034/
[Group Picture in a Field]
This photograph shows a large group of people, of all ages, standing in a field of short grass. All of the people are fairly dressed up - the men are wearing suits and ties, the women are wearing blouses and skirts. All of the people are wearing hats or bonnets. In front of the people there are several long logs laying on the ground; a young boy is sitting on one of them in the left side of the photograph. There are some tall grasses or other plants visible behind the people. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph reads, "About 1902. Sun bonnets. Lee Evans." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth40032/
The Gulf Coast of Texas, The Winter Vegetable Garden of America
"The Gulf Coast of Texas" is a booklet published by the Passenger Traffic Department of the Rock Island-Frisco Lines. Chapters include: As to Texas,South Texas in General,What the Land is Like, Crops and Their Returns, Is South Texas a Citrus Region?, The Important Question of Markets, Some Specific Performances, The Question of Cost, The Question of Labor, As to Health and Comfort, Towns of the South Texas Coast, North of the Nueces and The Way to Southern Texas. Included ate two maps, one of the Texas coast and one of the Rock Island-Frisco Railroad Lines. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88194/
Highland Park, the Addition with Character
Pamphlet advertising real estate in Highland Park, "The Most Beautiful Residence Park in San Antonio". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88197/
[India Coffield as an infant]
First photograph of India Coffield as an infant. She is wearing a white, lacy dress. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39505/
[India Coffield's plantation home in 1906]
Photograph of India Coffield's plantation home in 1906, after a tornado struck the home. The home was ultimately destroyed by fire in 1912. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39501/
[James Cass, Kathryn Cass, and friend]
From left to right: Kathryn Tibbs Cass, James Cass, and friend. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39527/
[Jesus Cabezuela at age 24]
Jesus Cabezuela at 24-years of age. He is standing. Part of an unnamed person has a hand on Jesus Cabezuela's right shoulder. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39831/
Lady and burro colt
This photograph is a picture of a young woman (Sarah Janes) wearing a white dress holidng a small, dark burro colt in her arms. In the background, there appears to be an unpaved road and several buildings, at least one of which is the Janes' house. On the back of the photograph, there is a typed note that says "Lady and burro colt" and also a handwritten note that says, "The lady's baby burro Taking care of their stock." Additionally there is a stamp that with the name "Barry Scobee" and "Fort Davis, Texas." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth40176/
[Letter From John Harris to A. M. Avant]
Letter from John W. Harris to A. M. Avant, Esq. The letter concerns blueprints of properties sold and unsold. The letter is on Harris & Rogers Insurance Agents letterhead. The letter is dated January 22, 1901. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88265/
[Letter From John W. Harris to A. M. Avant]
Letter from John W. Harris to A. M. Avant, Esq., concerning rent for land in Atascosa County. The letter is dated April 24, 1903 and is written on Harris & Rogers Insurance letterhead. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88267/
[Letter From R. Avant to A. M. Avant]
Letter from R. Avant to A. M. Avant. The letter concerns family business and real estate. It is written on Dillard & Avant letterhead and dated September 30, 1906. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88268/
[Letter to A.M. Avant from L.J. Roter in 1909]
Handwritten letter written to A.M. Avant from L.J. Roter on August 14, 1909. It discusses Mr. Roter's health, his whereabouts and a business transaction between him and Mr. Avant. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88175/
Lino Campos and Sisters
Photograph of Lino Campos and his sisters, one is named Manuela. The photo was taken around 1902. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39780/
Loula Bunton, 1904
Photograph of Loula Bunton wearing a dark dress with lace collar and cuffs in 1904. This photo was included in a research paper by Jean Anne Evans in 1971 for a history class at Marfa High School. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87506/
Loula Bunton on Horseback, 1909
Photograph of Loula Bunton riding a horse in 1909. This photo was included in a research paper by Jean Anne Evans in 1971 for a history class at Marfa High School. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87507/
Lucia Carrasco at age 26
Photograph of Lucia Carrasco at age 26, in 1909. Her hair combed up with a flower in it and she wears a white blouse and dark skirt. This photo was included in a research paper by James Pena-Alfano for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1966. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39740/
Lucius Bunton, Sr., 1906
Photograph of Lucius Bunting, Sr. in 1906. This photo was included in a research paper by Jean Anne Evans in 1971 for a history class at Marfa High School. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87516/
Lucius Bunton,Sr. and son 1904
Photograph of Lucius D. Bunton, SR. and his son Lucius Jr. They stand by a horse and buggy in 1904. This photo was included in a research paper by Jean Anne Evans in 1971 for a history class at Marfa High School. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87504/
[Main Street of Alpine]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88016/
Map of Texas Showing Rock Island-Frisco Lones and Connections
Map of Texas that is included in the booklet, Texas A Southwest Empire published by the Rock Island-Frisco Lines and Chicago & Eastern Illinois Railroad in 1909. It shows the Rock Island-Frisco railroad lines and connections in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana and New Mexico. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88187/
[Marfa's Private School, 1905]
Photograph of school children in April 1905. They are outside the school building in Marfa, Texas. The teachers, Elena Lopez and her sister Fe Lopez, stand in the doorway. Written on the blackboard in the photo, "Marfa's Private School, April 6, 1905" texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87867/
Margarita, Filipe, and Demetria Carrasco, Dressed for a Wedding
Photograph of Margarita, Felipe, and Demetria Carrasco who were siblings. They are dressed for a wedding. The girls wear dresses that their grandmother Candelaria made for them. A description is written on the back in Spanish. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39723/
[Miss Blanche Avant's Teaching Certificate]
Teaching Certificate belonging to Miss Blance Avant of Pleasanton, Texas. Signed the 25th day of June 1901. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88176/
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