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  Partner: Marfa Public Library
 Decade: 1900-1909
 Year: 1900
[Altar of St. Mary's Catholic Church in the 1920s]

[Altar of St. Mary's Catholic Church in the 1920s]

Date: c. 1900
Creator: unknown
Description: Close up of the altar in Marfa's St. Mary's Catholic Church in 1920s.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
[Campers in a Field]

[Campers in a Field]

Date: c. 1900
Creator: unknown
Description: 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."
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
[Campground Eating Area]

[Campground Eating Area]

Date: c. 1900
Creator: unknown
Description: 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)."
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
[Early cowhands]

[Early cowhands]

Date: c. 1900
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
Ethel's Lock of Hair

Ethel's Lock of Hair

Date: c. 1900
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
[Group of People Around a Table]

[Group of People Around a Table]

Date: c. 1900
Creator: unknown
Description: 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."
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
[Group of Tents Under a Tree]

[Group of Tents Under a Tree]

Date: 1900~
Creator: unknown
Description: 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."
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
[James Cass, Kathryn Cass, and friend]

[James Cass, Kathryn Cass, and friend]

Date: c. 1900
Creator: unknown
Description: From left to right: Kathryn Tibbs Cass, James Cass, and friend.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
Lady and burro colt

Lady and burro colt

Date: c. 1900
Creator: unknown
Description: 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."
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
Photo of Lorina Cruz

Photo of Lorina Cruz

Date: June 18, 1900
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Lorina Cruz on the day of her wedding, June 18, 1900. She wears a dark dress, a white hat and large pearl earrings. She married Delfine Juarez. This photo was included in a research paper by Frankie Quintanas for a history class at Marfa High School in 1968.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
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