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  Partner: Marfa Public Library
 County: Presidio County, TX
 Decade: 1900-1909
1901 store order of Thomas Crosson sent to Murphy & Walker bank

1901 store order of Thomas Crosson sent to Murphy & Walker bank

Date: February 28, 1901
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
[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
T.C. Davis as a Child

T.C. Davis as a Child

Date: c. 1905
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
The Crosson Family at Goat Mountain Ranch

The Crosson Family at Goat Mountain Ranch

Date: 1901
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
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
[Jesus Cabezuela at age 24]

[Jesus Cabezuela at age 24]

Date: c. 1903
Creator: unknown
Description: Jesus Cabezuela at 24-years of age. He is standing. Part of an unnamed person has a hand on Jesus Cabezuela's right shoulder.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
[Letter to A.M. Avant from L.J. Roter in 1909]

[Letter to A.M. Avant from L.J. Roter in 1909]

Date: August 14, 1909
Creator: Roter, L.J.
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
[Marfa's Private School, 1905]

[Marfa's Private School, 1905]

Date: April 6, 1905
Creator: unknown
Description: 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"
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
Margarita, Filipe, and Demetria Carrasco, Dressed for a Wedding

Margarita, Filipe, and Demetria Carrasco, Dressed for a Wedding

Date: August 2, 1909
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
[Photograph of a Horse and Boy]

[Photograph of a Horse and Boy]

Date: c. 1906
Creator: unknown
Description: In this photograph, a boy is holding the lead rope on a large, black horse. The boy is wearing loose clothing and a cowboy hat; the horse is all black and only wearing a halter. Behind them, there is a long building made of brick with an open, wooden door. In the background to the left, there is a wooden fence. To the right of the photograph there appears to be a black chicken. In the front, there is a shadow of a second person. According to related information, they are at the Bogel ranch (San Esteban), the boy is a young Mexican worker and the horse is a purebred Purcheon stallion.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
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