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  Partner: Marfa Public Library
 Decade: 1930-1939
 Year: 1930
1930 Wedding
Photograph of a wedding in 1930. The bride and groom are, Cecilia Quintana and Rafael Bejarano. The Best Man is Daniel Quintana and the Maid of Honor is Sixta Quintana. The Flower Girl is Alice Jiminez. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87644/
Anne, Doug, Ethel, and Jane Bryant
Photograph of Anne, Doug, Ethel, and Jane Bryant in 1930. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87465/
[Bob Carr wearing a cowboy hat]
Photograph of Bob Carr, circa 1930. He is wearing a cowboy hat and a three-piece suit and is standing in a barren field. Behind him are wooden boxes and a large wooden scaffold. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39775/
Bootleggers
Photograph of bootleggers, most likely during prohibition. The Mexicans regularly smuggled sotol, a drink similar to tequila, across the border near the Big Bend area of West Texas. These men have a barrel and some bottles of alcohol on the ground next to them. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87326/
Border Patrol Chief C.C. Courtney
Photograph of Chief C.C. Courtney standing outside wearing his Border Patrol uniform around 1930. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87403/
Border Patrolmen from Marfa, Texas
Photograph of the Border Patrolmen in Marfa, Texas. (L-R, top row): Charles P. Holmes, Ware Hord, William Schrader, Jesse Lee Blackwell, Charles Hayes, George Dennis and Shelley Barnes. (L-R, front row): John F. Harn, Miles Canal, Emmett Hunter, Jesse Hill, Alvin Ogden, Stanley Roberts and Earl Fallis. They are all in uniform and wear riding boots. These men patroled the border with Mexico on horseback with their bedrolls on the back. They often slept along the river. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87391/
Border Patrolmen on the Lookout for Wetbacks
Photograph of two border patrolmen looking out for wetbacks that would cross the river. They rode horses as they patroled the river. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87394/
Border Patrolmen Stopping a Group of Smugglers
Photograph of border patrolmen coming upon a group of smugglers by the river in Presidio. Fred Ritter is in the foreground. Smugglers brought sotol, a drink similar to tequila, across the border during US prohibition. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87401/
[Cipriano Borunda, Carolina Borunda, and Anastasia Borunda]
Picture taken in 1930 with Model A automobile. From left to right: Cipriano Borunda, Carolina Borunda, and Anastasia Borunda. In the 1960s, Carolina Borunda was the owner of the Old Borunda Cafe and John's Dry Goods Store. Two other children in the photograph are unidentified. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39768/
[Cole and Bug Means with roping horse]
"Bug" and Cole Means with a roping horse. One of the brothers is standing and holding the roping horse's reigns while the other brother is sitting on top of the roping horse. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39549/
Early Pistol Team of Marfa Border Patrol
Photograph of an early Pistol Team of the Border Patrol in Marfa, Texas. In their hands they hold metals for their skill. (L-R): James Metcalf, unknown, Nick Calaer, Earl Fallis, and Matthews. They all wear suits, ties, and hats. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87400/
Estephana Chavirra and Trine Silvas in 1930
Photograph of (L-R) Trine Silvas and Estephana Chavirra wearing new dresses purchaed from a peddler in 1930. This photo was included in a research paper by Stella Nunez for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1967. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39749/
Febronio Acosta, Identification Card, 1930
Identification Card belonging to Febronio Acosta, President of the Mexican Honorary Commission during 1930. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87896/
Lucas Brite and Cattle, c. 1930
Photograph of Lucas Brite looking over bull calves at the Brite Ranch headquarters in the 1930s. He wears a suit and tie with a hat. This photo was included in a report by Andrew Wells for an American History class at Marfa High School on January 13, 1975. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87347/
M.D.Bryant
Photograph of M.D. Bryant in 1930. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87466/
On the Way Down Candelaria Hill Road
Photograph Candelaria Hill in the west Texas mountains with a butte rising up out of the hill. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39841/
Patrolmen Sending Messages by Carrier Pigeons
Photograph of border patrolmen releasing carrier pigeons to send a message to other stations. They have just caught and arrested some smugglers of sotol, a drink like tequila, in the town of Shafter, Texas. It was a dangerous job and many border patrolmen were wounded or died in the line of duty. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87395/
Two Border Patrolmen in 1930
Photograph of two men from the Border Patrol in 1930. They are wearing their uniforms and standing in front of their vehicle used to apprehend criminals. The man on the left is Miles Scanall and the one on the right is Ogden. Ogden was fatally wounded when trying to handcuff some aliens on his own. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87399/
[Unidentified man in suit]
Photograph of unidentified man in a suit, circa 1930s. He has light hair and light eyes, and is possibly older than 30-years of age. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39810/
[W.R. Ceke]
Photograph of A.W.Ceke, a barber in Marfa, Texas during the 1930s. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87997/