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 County: Jeff Davis County, TX
[After the deer hunt]
In this photograph, there are two trees with at least three dead dear hanging upside-down from the branches. Two of the deer have been split open and an older man in the center of the photograph is cutting the third. Another man, dressed casually, is watching him work. To the far right, there is a covered buggy or wagon that is unhitched and parked. Behind the men, there is a white spotted dog lying on the ground and a white building, presumably a house. In the background there appear to be mountains. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph says "Geo Gleim & Nick Mansfelder hunting on Joe Espy Ranch north of Ft. Davis, Texas." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth40175/
[Baptism in a Creek]
This photograph shows two groups of people on the banks of a body of water that is only partially visible. There are two people standing in the water. In the background, there are trees and mountains. There are two handwritten notes on the back of the photograph that appear to be written by different people; the first says, "Baptism Creek" and the second, "Baptism at dirt tank." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth40014/
[Big Bend National Park]
Photograph of a body of water at Big Bend National Park, with hills and mountain ridges rising up on either side and in the background of the photo. The image accompanied a written speech, with the caption: "Long termed as 'the end of the world' of the 'jumping off' place, the thorns and rocks and adverse geography with the land's beautiful and unusual contrasts have been enjoyed by many people who pass through the Big Bend National Park" (p. 10). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39626/
Birds-Eye-View, Fort Davis, Texas
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth40177/
[Bloys Cabins]
This photograph shows a long, blue building with a porch in front of some low hills. On the left side of the photograph, there are two other blue buildings and a third on the far right, all only partially visible. In the foreground, the area appears to be covered in rocky gravel with scattered scrub; the hills are covered in small trees and bushes. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph says, "Present cabins." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth40057/
[Bloys Cabins]
This photograph shows a long, blue building with a porch in front of some low hills. On the left side of the photograph, there are two other blue buildings and a third on the far right, all only partially visible. In the foreground, the area appears to be covered in rocky gravel with scattered scrub; the hills are covered in small trees and bushes. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph says, "Present cabins." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth40047/
[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/
Bloys Campmeet Pageant
This photograph shows a large group of people standing in a semi-circle under a tree. The people are all dressed up in fancy clothing or pioneer-style clothing. In the back, there are ten women and one man of various ages, but all relatively young, as well as five young children in the front. It appears to be nighttime. There are several handwritten notes on the back. The first notes give these names: "1. Jean Shannon," "4. Sue Johnson," "5. Chere Livingston," "6. Lois Burns," "10. Sargie Ruth Jones." Additionally, there are notes that say, "Re-enactment" and "Bloys Campmeet Pageant." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39998/
[Bloys Campmeeting]
In this photograph, a group of 13 people (including two children) are standing in front of trees. All of the men and most of the women are wearing hats (and/or bonnets). At the bottom of the photograph there are several handwritten labels: "S. N. B., G. N. Bogel, Jessie B. H. [...] H. J. H. Jr., Eda Jenkins Hubbard, and W. W. Bogel" From left to right, there are: a woman in a white dress with dark-colored sleeves (S. N. B.); a man in a white shirt and bow-tie wearing dark glasses; a second woman in a white dress next to a younger woman wearing a darker-colored dress and bonnet and behind them there is a man wearing a white shirt and tie; a woman in a white dress with a dark pin at the collar holding the hand of a very young boy, also in white, and standing next to a slightly older boy in white with a square collar; a man (directly behind the boys) who appears to be wearing a uniform; two women in white dresses; another man in uniform; and an older man (W. W. Bogel) with a moustache who has something tucked into the waist of his slacks. Directly behind the men to the right, there is some sort of covered vehicle (a buggy or automobile). A handwritten note on the back of the photograph says "Bloys Camp Meeting circa 1913/1916." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth40159/
Bloys Campmeeting, 1980-1973
This pamphlet gives an overview of the origins of the Bloys Campmeetings as well as the services available at the 1973 service. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39978/
Bloys Campmeeting Association
This pamphlet gives an overview of the origins of the Bloys Campmeetings as well as the services available at the 1970 service. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39977/
[Bloys Memorial Monument]
This photograph shows a building with a large, white stone monument in front, surrounded by a black fence. To the far left, there are several trees and what appears to be a hill in the distance. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph says, "Stone monument to Rev. Bloys." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth40023/
[Bloys Memorial Monument]
This photograph shows the Bloys Memorial Monument, which is a tall, white shaft made of stone. The monument is surrounded by a short, black fence and stands directly in front of a building with several windows. To the left side of the photograph, a telephone pole and lines are partially visible and there is a large tree to the right side of the photograph. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth40001/
[Bloys Memorial Monument]
This photograph focuses on a tall, white stone monument in front of a large building with a patio. The monument is in an area enclosed by a black fence and there are plants growing within, including some that appear to be rose bushes. To the far right, a tree is partially visible in the foreground. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph says, "Monument at Bloys." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth40018/
Blue Mountain
This photograph shows a mountain in the distance. In the foreground, there appears to be the edge of an unpaved road and telephone wires up above. Between the road and the mountain, there is a flat area covered in desert scrub. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph reads, "Blue Mountain west of Ft. Davis Tex. June 1929 by H. A. King." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth40167/
[Building in a Field]
This photograph shows an open field covered in short grass with a shadow of a person or an arm in the foreground. At the edge of the field, there is a small, white building in front of a group of trees. There are at least two automobiles visible beneath the trees. In the background, there is a low mountain directly behind the trees. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth40002/
Buildings At Old Fort Davis - Fort Davis, Texas
This photograph shows four two-story buildings in front of the rocky cliff of a mountain. In the foreground, there is an area covered with scrub and what looks like an unpaved road and telephone poles in front of the buildings. The buildings to the far left and right look a bit weathered and old, but could still be in use and the one near the center has a pickup truck parked outside. The next building to the right appears to be abandoned and is sagging and falling apart; it looks as though it is made of wood although the others seem to be brick. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth40178/
[Byrd Orchard]
This photograph shows a scenic view of the Byrd orchard. In the foreground, there are two fenced-in fields, the corner of one holds several grazing animals. Along the edge of the fence there are trees and what appears to be an irrigation ditch separating those fields from another field and the orchards. On the right of the photograph, there are several buildings, partially obscured by trees. To the left, there appears to be a slope coveered in desert trees and scrub and there are mountains in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth40180/
C.F. Crosson in front of the Catholic Church in Fort Davis
Photograph of G.F. Crosson, son of George Crosson, in front of the Catholic Church in Fort Davis that served as parents' home while they built a house, upon their arrival in Texas around 1878. This photo was included in a research paper by Marion Quick for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1967. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39814/
Calf Slide - Nations Canyon - Davis Mts.
This photograph is of a small body of water surrounded by rock cliffs. In the center of the photo, trees and other brush are growing atop the rocks. At the bottom of the photograph, the writing "Calf Slide - Nations Canyon - Davis Mts. - #3. Frank Duncan (c) Marfa - Texas" has been added. On the back, there is a signature that appears say "Ben S. Arant". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth40201/
[Camp Building]
This photograph shows an building that is open on three sides, with a blue roof held up by log posts. Inside the building there are rows of long benches and there are two wires attached to the roof of the building and extending outside the picture. To the left of the building, there is a large, metal bell and there are trees behind the building to either side. The foreground looks as though it is bare dirt with some low scrub. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph appears to say, "The [...] for the youth." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth40040/
[Camp Building]
This photograph shows an building that is open on three sides, with a blue roof held up by log posts. Inside the building there are rows of long benches and there are two wires attached to the roof of the building and extending outside the picture. To the left of the building, there is a large, metal bell and there are trees behind the building to either side. The foreground looks as though it is bare dirt with some low scrub. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph appears to say, "The [...] for the youth." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth40053/
[Camp Cabins]
This photograph shows a group of white buildings with trees amongst them. To the left, there is a low wall built of bricks and covered by a white roof of metal siding; behind, there is a tree and at least one other building. To the right, there is another building and tree, and, in the foreground, the patio of a third building which is otherwise not visible in the picture. The ground appears to be gravel with some yellow scrub. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph says, "Present day cabins." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth89211/
[Camp Cabins]
This photograph shows a group of white buildings with trees amongst them. To the left, there is a low wall built of bricks and covered by a white roof of metal siding; behind, there is a tree and at least one other building. To the right, there is another building and tree, and, in the foreground, the patio of a third building which is otherwise not visible in the picture. The ground appears to be gravel with some yellow scrub. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph says, "Present day cabins." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth40041/
[Camp Chapel]
This photograph shows a long, blue building that is closed on the right end, but open to the left with the roof held up by poles. In front of the building, there is a large, bare tree bent over to the ground. There are green trees behind the building to the far left and some hills in the distance in the right side of the photograph. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph says, "Chapel in the rocks." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth40058/
[Camp Chapel]
This photograph shows a long, blue building that is closed on the right end, but open to the left with the roof held up by poles. In front of the building, there is a large, bare tree bent over to the ground. There are green trees behind the building to the far left and some hills in the distance in the right side of the photograph. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph says, "Chapel in the rocks." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth40042/
[Camp Reading Room]
This photograph shows several buildings surrounded by trees. In the foreground, there is a tree in front of a building covered in metal siding. There is a white door on the building with two signs; over the door, one sign says, "Reading Room 120" and to the right of the door, the second sign says, "Billy Jo Camp Memorial Building 1964." To the right, behind the first building there is another building, partially visible, which is is open on the front and appears to be used as storage. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph says, "Billy Jo camp reading room." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth40056/
[Camp Reading Room]
This photograph shows several buildings surrounded by trees. In the foreground, there is a tree in front of a building covered in metal siding. There is a white door on the building with two signs; over the door, one sign says, "Reading Room 120" and to the right of the door, the second sign says, "Billy Jo Camp Memorial Building 1964." To the right, behind the first building there is another building, partially visible, which is is open on the front and appears to be used as storage. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph says, "Billy Jo camp reading room." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth40043/
Camper Going Home
Early-day campers leaving the Bloys' Camp Grounds after a meaningful week of worship. One man is driving a wagon pulled by mules, he wears a tall hat. Buildings stand behind the scene. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth40065/
[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 Cemetery]
This photograph shows a large headstone in an area surrounded by a white fence with a gate. The area is in the midst of a field covered in yellow brush. In the background, there are trees and mountains in the distance. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph reads, "John & Eva Means buried on camp ground." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth40046/
[Campground Cemetery]
This photograph shows a large headstone in an area surrounded by a white fence with a gate. The area is in the midst of a field covered in yellow brush. In the background, there are trees and mountains in the distance. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph reads, "John & Eva Means buried on camp ground." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth40061/
[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/
[Canine artifact]
Photograph of an oval, white soapstone Indian artifact carved with the shape of a small canine. The image accompanied a written speech, with the caption: "The first tribe of Indians to be recorded were called the 'Basketmakers.' They quickly faded into the background with the coming of the Jumanos" (pp. 2-3). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39676/
Carolina and John Humphries
Photgraph of Carolina Borunda Humphries with the her husband John in Fort Davis, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87366/
[Cavalry]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth40185/
[Cavalry at Bloys Campground]
This photograph shows a large group of people. In the front, there are five people sitting on a bench at a low table covered in books and other objects. There is a man in a suit standing in front of them, holding a United States flag on a pole. Back behind, there are people in uniform standing, and others sitting on horseback in a loose semi-circle. In the middle of the photograph there is someone with a movie camera. In the background, there are some trees and what appear to be some mountains. In the bottom right corner, there is a signature that says, "Keith, Marfa." On the back of the photograph, there is a handwritten note that reads, "1944. Big Bend Cavalry, Bloys camp meeting grounds. George Jones commander, R. J. Bledsoe adjutant. Met at Bloys camp mtg. grounds. Joe Peeney standing near table." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth40009/
[Chuck Wagon]
In this photograph, there are two men standing near a wagon beneath a tarp held up by wooden poles. the wagon appears to be parked and the covering over its top is strung up so that the back is open. Inside, there are items stacked in shelves and below the wagon, there is a wooden crate and some jugs. The men are standing in front of the wagon and both are facing to the left. They are wearing loose clothing and cowboy hats. To the left side of the photograph, there are some trees and brush; to the far right, there are some objects in the background, but they are unclear. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph that says, "Chuck box, mexican cooks." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth40033/
[Circle of Men Under a Tree]
In this photograph, a large group of men of all ages and wearing suits are sitting in a semicircle in the shade of a tree. There are three old-style cars - two to the far right and one behind the people. There is a man standing to the far left, holding a book and several other men standing near the cars. They are in a field covered in short grass. In the background, there are scattered trees and mountains. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph says, "Men's prayer tree." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth40036/
[Close up of Big Bend area landscape]
Photograph of a rocky mountain ( part of the Davis Mountain range) behind a line of trees in the Big Bend area of Jeff Davis County, Texas. The image accompanied a written speech, with the caption: "[According to an] Indian legend [...] After the heavens, the earth, and the living creatures had been shaped, the Great Spirit had a great accumulation of rocks and stony material left over. Even the Evil Spirit refused the pile, and so it became the mighty Big Bend of Texas" (p. 1). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39700/
[Cowboys with Lassos]
In this photograph, two young men dressed as cowboys (hats and chaps with tassels) are twirling ropes as lassos. The one on the left is George Edwards and the one on the right is Otis Grubb. Behind them there is a building with a long brick fence around it and there are other buildings farther off to the left. In the background, there is a rocky ridge covered in desert brush and the foreground where the men are standing appears to be bare ground. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph reads, "Nothing else to do, but know how to work the ropes." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth40171/
[Davis Mountains in Big Bend]
Photograph of the Davis Mountains at Big Bend National Park, taken from between two mountain peaks overlooking a valley. Another mountain peak is in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39629/
The Economics of the Lumber Activity at Old Fort Davis from 1854-1884
Research paper written by Mac Morrow on July 13, 1972. The paper describes the the lumber activities in Fort Davis, Texas. It covers the history of Fort Davis, the climate of the area, the costs of obtaining lumber, sawmills nearby, and Indian attacks. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87837/
[Family with a Wagon]
This photograph shows a family that appears to be getting ready to leave in a wagon. To the left, a man wearing a suit and hat is leaning down to pick up a young girl with curls wearing a plaid shirt and white dress. The woman directly to the right is wearing a white shirt with a dark skirt and bonnet and has her hands outstretched to push the girl forward; she has a white bonnet in her right hand. There are two young boys on the right, both wearing with shirts and dark slacks. There is a large duffel bag infront of the man and the little girl. The wagon has large wheels and a white cover over the top. There is something wooden sticking out the back with initials on it (they appear to be 'WTJ') and a lantern hanging off of it. Behind the wagon there is a large tree. It appears to be nighttime in the photograph. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39997/
Father Brocarduo
Photograph of Father Brocarduo from the mission in Fort Davis. He wears a long cassock and holds a little book. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87864/
[Field and Trees]
This photograph shows a picture of trees near an open area. In the foreground, there is an open field with short grass and a tree to the right. In the center of the photograph, there are some other trees and another open area behind them, ringed to the right and back by trees. A handwritten note on the back fo the photograph says, "Tank used for baptizing." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth40011/
Fort Davis
This photograph shows Fort Davis at a distance with mountains in the background. In the foreground, there are cacti and two young boys sitting on a rock in the lower right hand corner. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth40198/
Fort Davis
This photograph shows a series of buildings that appear to be storefronts. The buildings are built of bricks and one has the words 'feed - water - stable' written on the side. In the foreground, there is a man with a large, old-fashioned bicycle and two dogs nearby. There are also 9 other people ranging along the front of the stores and two horses hitched to a wagon. There appear to be other buildings farther away. In the background there is a rocky cliff rising behind the buildings. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth40190/
[Fort Davis 1880]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth40189/
[Fort Davis Courthouse]
This photograph shows a large building with that appears to be made of brick although the side facing the front of the photograph is painted white. The side of the building to the right has several doorways and there are windows set in the white side of the building as well as a wooden gate in the middle of part of the wall and some of the brick is showing through the white paint. In the background, there is another building to the far right of the photograph that appears to be enclosed by a wooden fence. In the foreground, the ground appears to be bare. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph reads: "'Batcave Courthouse' in Fort Davis was the first courthouse (1880) built in Presidio County. The front, at right, looks north - The left end was the district courtroom. The red door was the entry way fro wagons into the patio." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth40162/
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