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  Partner: Marfa Public Library
 Decade: 1920-1929
[Altar of Sacred Heart Catholic Church]
Altar of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39709/
Angelina Chavez and Tanis Dominguez
Photograph of Angelina Chavez and Tanis Dominguez taken in ?Shafter, Texas in 1925. The boy holds a cap in his hand and leans on an automobile. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39741/
Annaway DeVolin
Photograph of Annaway DeVolin, school teacher at Horse Creek, Texas in 1921. She is seated outside. This photo was included in a research paper by Cynthia Lee Rogers for an American History class at Marfa High School. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87609/
Arseno, Augustine, and Osmundo Campos
Photograph of Arseno, Augustine III, and Osmundo Campos, sons of Augustine, Jr. and Carolina Campos in Terlingua in 1926. This photo was included in a research paper by Herlinda Espinoza for an American History Class at Marfa High School in 1966. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39784/
[Automobiles in Circle]
Photograph of dozens of automobiles arranged in a circle in a field during a rodeo in Alpine, Texas. In the circle are two men on horseback and one man on foot. The Sul Ross College building is visible in the background. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph says, "Rodeo Scene Alpine, Oct 1924." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88022/
[Baby Portrait of Abel Dominguez]
Portrait of Abel Dominguez at six months old, sitting in a wicker baby carriage. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth494207/
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/
[Bob Carr in early 1920]
Photograph of Bob Carr smoking a pipe in the 1920s. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39776/
Border Patrol Car, Decorated for Parade
Photograph of a Border Patrol car that has been decorated for the Fourth of July parade in Marfa in 1928. Dorn (R) and Emmet Taylor (L) stand by the car. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87404/
Border Patrol Car, Decorated for Parade
Photograph of a Border Patrol car that has been decorated for the Fourth of July parade in Marfa in 1928. The baby is the son of Mrs. and Mr. Alvin Ogden at about 1 year in age. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87405/
Branding Cattle at the Brite Ranch
Photographic postcard of cowboys branding cattle on the Brite Ranch in West Texas. It has the name "Bill Bailey" written on the back and it is addressed to Mr. C.E. Brite in Brite, Tex and it is postmarked September 1, 1921 in Marfa, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87338/
Brite Ranch Headquarters in the 1920s.
Panoramic photograph from the 1920s of the Brite Ranch headquarters. This was a 125,000 acre ranch in Presidio County in West Texas. The photo shows (L-R): the main house, the barn, the shed, the fort, and the store. A group of unidentified people stand near the house. 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/metapth87348/
Burro "Mida Mora"
Photograph of little Tommy Wells wearing a sombrero and sitting on a burro taken in 1927. The burro, named Mida Mora, was a blue mule captured from the bandits who raided the Brite Ranch in 1917. This burro served many years a a night horse, which was a horse left in the pen at night to gather other horses for use in the morning. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87357/
Burro named "Gansole"
Photograph of "Gansole", a faithful burro on the Brite Ranch in 1928. This animal served as a school bus, night horse, and a way to get home. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87351/
[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/
Card from Lizzie Crosson's Funeral
Copy photo of a card from Lizzie Crosson's funeral. It has an angel on one side and a curtain drawn back on the other. It reads, "Mrs. Lizzie Crosson, Born Aug. 25, 1844. Died Nov, 17, 1924. Age 80 years 2 mos. 22 D., We miss thee from our home, dear mother, We miss thee from thy place, A shadow o'er our life is cast, We miss the sunshine on thy face. We miss thy kind and willing hand, Thy fond and earnest care, Our home is dark without thee - We miss thee everywhere. In Loving Rememberance" This photo was included in a research paper by Joh Polson for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1978. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39453/
Carolina Borunda at age 17
Photograph of Carolina Borunda at age 17. She later becam Carolina Borunda Humpheries. She has a contemporary hair style and wears a necklace. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87381/
Celia Acosta on First Holy Communion
Photograph of Celia Acosta at age 7, dressed for her first Holy Communion. The photo was taken in Grandfalls, Texas on March 29, 1923. She wears a white dress with a crown and veil and holds a candle and a little book. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88039/
Cruz Cordova at Age 15
Photograph of Cruz Cordova at the age of 15 in 1929 at Marathon, Texas. He became a carpenter, married Fita Cordova and had a daughter, Carol Cordova. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39507/
Early Border Patrolmen
Photograph of early Border Patrolmen in Marfa, Texas. Two of them are on horseback and three stand beside them. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87397/
Early Border Patrolmen
Photograph of two early Texas Border Patrolmen in Marfa, Texas. They are either loading or unloading an automobile. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87398/
Eclipse Windmill
Photograph of an eclipse windmill, the type that was used before the steel windmills came to West Texas. It was built out of wood. There is a woman, some cattle and water tanks near the windmill. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87360/
Erasmo, Beatrize, Maria and Jesus Herrera
Photograph of Erasmo Herrera and his sister Beatrize Herrera in 1925 in Terlingua, Texas. The children are Maria and Jesus Herrera. This photo was included in a research paper by Herlinda Espinoza for an American History Class at Marfa High School in 1966. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39785/
[Estella Matamoros in 1923]
Marfa dressmaker Estella Matamoros Cortez on her wedding day. She is standing in a garden. To her right is part of a house. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39703/
Ethel Brant holding baby Doug
Photograph of Ethel Bryant holding her baby, Doug. She is standing in an oil field in Eldorado, Arkansas where Rogers #1 was located. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87455/
Ethel Bryant
Photograph of Ethel Bryant in 1929. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87467/
Felix Aguilar and Manuela Arlacon
Photograph of Felix Aguilar and Manuela Arlacon before their engagement party in 1928 in Presidio, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88055/
Felix Aguilar and Manuela Arlacon
Photograph of Felix Aguilar and Manuela Arlacon just before their engagement party in 1928 in Presidio, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88057/
Fire at Rogers #1 Oil Well
A view of the Rogers #1 fire at a distance of 70 feet from the flames. The fire burned for 9 days before being extinguished on March 20, 1921 in Eldorado, Arkansas. This photo was included in a research paper by Mike Shurley for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1968. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87459/
First Border Patrol in Marfa
Photograph of the first border patrol in Marfa, Texas. (L-R, top row): Peterson, Hunt, Dill, Jack Prather, Kyle, Pierson, and Daniel. (L-R, second row):Alvin Ogden, Jesse Hill, Earl Fallis, Jack Starkey. unknown, Baird, Brooks, Dorn, Jackson. (L-R, bottom row): Jack DeVolin, James, Metcalf, Joe Dill, C.C. Courtney (Chief), Shelly Barnes (Assistant Chief), Ware Hord, Emmet Hunter, and George Dennis. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87396/
First Border Patrol Station
Photograph of the first border patrol station. Chief C.C. Courtney is on the right and Ware Hord stands next to him. On the left is the Assistant Chief, named Hayes. There are three automobiles and a dog behind the men. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87393/
Francisco Borunda
Photograph of Francisco Borunda in 1926 at the age of 25. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87370/
Frank Martinez, Jr. and Manuela M. Martinez
Photograph of Fran Martinez, Jr. and his bride Manuela. This photo was taken in Terlingua in 1922. This photo was included in a research paper by Herlinda Espinoza for an American History Class at Marfa High School in 1966. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39788/
The H. A. King Ranch
This photograph shows a group of trees in front of several mountains. There appear to be fence posts marking off an area to the right of the photograph. In the foreground there are rocks and ground covered in desert scrub. Handwritten notes on the back of the photograph read: "The H. A. King Ranch, Musquiz Canon, Jeff Davis County Tx, June 1929 by H. A. King" and "10 miles south of Fr. Davis. Build but [...] and then bought 1883 by Col. Grierson [?] who married Mrs. King (mother of H. A.) after first wife Alice died." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth40165/
Hester Brite in her Wedding Gown
Photograph of Hester Brite in her bridal gown on Dec. 5, 1923, her wedding day. She married Donald Dunkle. The photo was taken in the Brite home. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87302/
Hester Brite in her Wedding Gown
Photograph of Hester Brite in her bridal gown on Dec. 5, 1923, her wedding day. She married Capt. Donald Dunkle. The photo was taken in the Brite home. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87303/
[India Coffield and Frank Coffield in 1922]
Photograph of India Coffield and Frank Edward Coffield on their wedding day. India is holding a flower bouquet and Frank is standing on her right. They are both outside, and a small home is behind them. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39500/
[Inesitas]
Photograph of the 1929 Class of “Inesitas” from Marfa, Texas as they made their First Communion moving toward becoming part of Las Hijas de Maria. Inesitas were young girls who prayed to the Virgin Mary de Gualdalupe and wore white dresses with hoods to church. Written on the photo, "Asociacion de 'Inesitas' de Marfa, Tex. Dic. 8 - 1929" texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87866/
[Interior of St. Mary's Catholic church in the late 1920s]
Interior of St. Mary's Church in the late 1920s. The church had been redecorated. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39711/
Interior of the Brite Home
Photograph of the interior of the Brite home as it was decorated for Hester Brite's wedding in December 1923. A piano sits in the foyer near the staircase. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87305/
Interior of the Brite Home
Photograph of the interior of the Brite home when it was decorated for Hester Brite's wedding in December 1923. Candlesticks and a large vase of flowers sit on the floor on the left side of the room. Ribbons hang from the ceiling. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87308/
[Jesus Cabezuela and his two daughters in a family portrait]
1923 photograph of Jesus Cabezuela and his two children. From left to right: Jesus Cabezuela (seated), Aurora Cabezuela (standing on chair), and contributor's mother (standing, age 10) texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39826/
John F. Conners on Horseback in Ft. Clark, Texas
Photograph of John Francis Conners on horseback. He is wearing a uniform. This was taken on December 19, 1924 in Ft. Clark, Texas. This photo was included in a research paper by Albert Garcia for an American History Class at Marfa High School in 1969. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39582/
[Jose Cenicero transports school children on two trucks for a picnic]
Jose Ceniceros takes two trucks full of school children on a picnic. Approximately 45 individuals are in the photograph. Three men are standing the center of the photograph and in the far right corner three women and one man is standing. The remaining individuals are on the two trucks. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39588/
Juan Campos as a Baby
Photograph of Juan Campos as a baby in Dexter, New Mexico around 1922. This photo was included in a research paper by Herlinda Espinoza for an American History Class at Marfa High School in 1966. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39789/
Juan Dominguez
Photograph of Juan Dominguez in his border patrol uniform in 1928. It has pockets and a tie. He wears glasses. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87402/
[Knights of Columbus, 1928]
Photograph of the Caballeros de Colon or Knights of Columbus in 1928. Top row (L-R): first, Mr. Jones, second, Mr. Tiburcio, Sixth, Mr. Tarsado, tenth, Mariano Jiner, eleventh, Pete Waren, thirteenth, Victor Dominguez, fourteenth, Lorenzo Quintania, fifteenth, Manuel Franco, sixteenth, Atanosio Balenzuela, and eighteenth, Artudo Barrera. Middle row (L-R): first, Beto Udiace, second, Lucas Herrera, third, Mr. Jones, fourth, Mr. Martinez, sixth, Bill Rice, seventh, Johnny Parace, eighth, Esavelo Vasquez, ninth, Lupe Mendias, tenth, Willie Udiase, thirteenth, Jose Fierro, fifteenth, Urban Mendias, sixteenth, Chon Udiace, nineteenth, Frank Russell, and twenty-first, Craspun Vasquez. Front row (L-R): first, Chon Segura, third, Conrado Vasquez, Dr. seventh, Jose N., eighth, Clovias Kiaroes, eleventh, Father Warner, twelfth, Fernando Delice, Thirteenth, David W., fourteenth, Fidel Glenn, sixteenth, Secundio Mart5inez, seventeenth, Mr. Moses, and eighteenth, Richard Garcia. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87859/
LC Brite with Cattle Going to Nebraska
Photograph of L.C. Brite viewing some of the cattle he sold to A.E. Dixon of Blair, Nebraska. Photo taken on September 7, 1923 at the Brite Ranch. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87350/
[Lilia Corrales in 1925]
Photograph of Lilia Corrales in 1925. She is approximately seven years old. She is standing in front of a small table. A large tin canister with fresh flowers sits on the table. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39720/
Luz and Manuel Cruz in Chihuahua, Mexico
Photographic postcard from March 19, 1921 picturing Luz Cruz and her son Manuel while on a trip to Chihuahua, Mexico. There is correspondence on the back in Spanish. This photo was included in a report by Salvador Roman, Jr. for a history class at Marfa High School in 1975. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39512/
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