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 Decade: 1850-1859
Alabama Land Deed with President Buchanan's Signature

Alabama Land Deed with President Buchanan's Signature

Date: November 1, 1858
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a Alabama land deed for 220 acres belonging to Garrison Deens. it is signed by President James Buchanan on November 1, 1858. Mr. Deens sold this land to James O. Sellers in 1859 or 1860. Mr. Sellers was Ethel Bryant's grandfather. 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
[Camel from US Army Camel Corps in transit from Europe to the US]

[Camel from US Army Camel Corps in transit from Europe to the US]

Date: c. 1855
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a drawing of a camel from the US Army Camel Corps. The camel has been secured against gale winds during its trip from Europe to America. It is kneeling on the deck of a ship.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
[Example of Bactrian camel used in US Army Camel Corps]

[Example of Bactrian camel used in US Army Camel Corps]

Date: c. 1855
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of illustration of Bactrian camel used in the US Army Camel Corps. Camel's side view is facing right.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
[Example of dromedary used in US Army Camel Corps]

[Example of dromedary used in US Army Camel Corps]

Date: c. 1855
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a drawing of dromedary used for the US Army Camel Corps. Side view of dromedary standing against a craggy background.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
James Osborn Sellers

James Osborn Sellers

Date: 1857~
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a daguerreotype picturing James Osborn Sellers in the late 1850s. He was killed in 1864 during the Civil War. He was Ethel C. Bryant's maternal grandfather. 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
[Major Henry C. Wayne with sons]

[Major Henry C. Wayne with sons]

Date: c. 1855
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Major Henry C. Wayne with his sons. Major Wayne is sitting down and his sons are standing on either side of him. Picture was taken before Major Wayne's trip to the Mediterranean.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
[Man in native African clothes riding camel]

[Man in native African clothes riding camel]

Date: c. 1855
Creator: unknown
Description: Photo of an illustration of a camel being ridden by an individual in native African clothing.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
[Riders, horses, and camels at a watering hole in Texas]

[Riders, horses, and camels at a watering hole in Texas]

Date: c. 1855
Creator: unknown
Description: Photo of an illustration of riders, horses, and camels at a watering hole in Texas. The camels are behind the horses and the men, awaiting their turn.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
[Typical US Army Camel Corps camp]

[Typical US Army Camel Corps camp]

Date: c. 1857
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of an illustration depicting a typical camp for the U.S. Army Camel Corps, including supplies, horses, and field personnel. In the foreground, men are organizing supplies while the camels and horses are resting behind them.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library