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 Decade: 1930-1939
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/
[1935 class picture from Casa Piedra]
Class picture of Mrs. Ora Matthews' junior high class in 1935. From left to right: Rita Alvarado, Jesusita Herrera, Josephine Polanco, Conrado Vasquez, Jr., Anita Hernandez, Carmen Vasquez, Cirso Munoz, Catarina Chavez, and Lucilla Polanco. Lucilla Polanco was employed by Casner Motor Company in the 1960s. Josephine Polanco was Mrs. Henry Lujan, Emerald's mother. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39767/
82nd Field Artillery Barracks
Photograph of the 82nd Field Artillery barracks. In the front row, second from right is Alton Ashcroft. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88074/
[82nd Field Artillery Hiking to Marfa]
Photograph of the 82nd Field Artillery on the second day of their eight-day hike to Marfa, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88081/
Alice Bishop
This photograph shows a young woman sitting in a chair. She is wearing a flowered dress and glasses and has her hair pulled back. Behind her, there is a wall that appears to be made of brick that is partially covered in ivy and has a door to the right. The chair appears to be on a path bordering a bed of flowers and other plants. Some parts of the photograph are obscured by white light. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph says "Alice Bishop." There is a printed border around the photograph. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39992/
Alton Ashcraft in Front of Barrack
Photograph of Alton Ashcraft standing in front of his barrack in 1936. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88078/
Anne, Doug, Ethel, and Jane Bryant
Photograph of Anne, Doug, Ethel, and Jane Bryant in 1930. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87465/
[Another reunion for which Hub Castleberry cooked]
A group for which Hub Castleberry prepared a meal. At least people are standing, and an unspecified number of people are sitting at a large table, beneath a grove of trees. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39590/
[Army Camp, Doña Ana, New Mexico]
Camp Street of the 82nd Field Artillery of the United States Army, looking North. This was in Doña Ana, New Mexico. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88067/
Ashcraft and Kirkpatrick on Mount Franklin
Photograph of Alton Ashcraft and Kirkpatrick on Mount Franklin. El Paso is in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88086/
Autographed Photo of Pilots Jimmie Mattern and Bernie Griffin
Autographed photograph of pilots Jimmie Mattern and Bernie Griffin, prior to their attempt to fly around the world. The trip was funded by D.W. Bryant. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87469/
Battery "E" Basketball Team
Photograph of Battery "E" basketball team. Back row: Sergeant "Soapy"Savoy; Private Benson; Private "Lightfoot" Lawson; Private "Scalyback" Howard; Private "Fred Astaire" Darwin (guard); Private First Class "Jiggs" Terry; Private "Jacko" Kirk (forward); Private "Kid" Padgett (guard). They were the 1937-1938 regimental champs. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88091/
Battery E Mascot
Photograph of the Battery "E", 82nd Field Artillery, mascot, a trained dog sitting up. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88075/
[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/
[Branding calves at the McElroy or Y Ranch]
Branding on a roundup at the McElroy or Y Ranch. Several herds of cattle are in the background. Four men are in the foreground. Two seated men are securing a calf and a third man is standing above the calf with a branding iron. A fourth man is running from the scene. One of the men in the photo is Hugh Castleberry, brother of Hub Castleberry. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39594/
Cavalry Sergeant at a Horse Show
Photograph of an 8th Cavalry Sergeant at a horse show. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88077/
CCC Camp
Photograph of the Civilian Conservation Corps Camp located in the Chisos Mountains taken on November 26, 1937. The company stationed at this camp was 1855, it was under the command of Lt. Wm. L. Hagman and Lt. Archie L. Murray, second in command. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39508/
CCC Service Camp
Photograph description by Calistro Nunez Sr. in an interview on January 18, 1975 by Calistro Nunez, Jr., "This picture was taken in 1933, during the depression, when President Roosevelt held office. It shows a CCC Service Camp, which was formed so that the people could work. Their jobs were at making roads on the Chisos Mountain, where Big Bend is now located. The government paid the federal workers according to their duties and responsibilities under several different pay plans. They lived in these camps and were allowed to leave every fifteen days to go to the nearest town." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39511/
CCC Service Camp Employees
Photograph description by Calistro Nunez Sr. in an interview on January 18, 1975 by Calistro Nunez, Jr., "This picture, taken in January 23, 1934, shows five federal employees standing in front of their barrack, These men worked in the CCC camps." The photo shows men standing on the steps outside the doorway. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39510/
[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/
City of Marfa, Texas Certificate of Special Assessment
Certificate of Special Assessment against Ida A. Avant regarding the improvement of Lincoln Street in Marfa, Texas. The certificate is a contract for Dozier Construction Company of Austin, Texas, to repair the street. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88274/
[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/
Corporal Garrison on Horse "Peanuts"
Photograph of an Corporal Garrison sitting backwards on "Peanuts" in a corral. "Scotty" is behind him. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88087/
[Corporal Johnson at Cloudcroft, New Mexico]
Photograph of Corporal Johnson leaning on a caisson in Cloudcroft, New Mexico in 1935. He was in the 82nd Field Artillery of the U.S. Army. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88069/
Corporal Whittington
Photograph of Corporal Whittington on maneuvers in Cloudcroft, New Mexico. he is standing beside a caisson. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88079/
Crescencia Natividad, Cook at the Brite Ranch
Photograph of Crescencia Natividad in 1936. She was the cook at the Brite Ranch during the bandit raid of 1917. She could not read or write but could cook with the best of them. She cooked at the ranch for Van Neil, Oscar & Tommy Wells. She also cooked in Marfa, Texas for Mrs. Brite. In this photo she stands outside the house at the ranch. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87355/
Doug, Anne, and Jane Bryant
Photograph of Doug, Anne, and Jane Bryant in 1932. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87468/
Doug Bryant at New Mexico Military Institute
Photograph of Doug Bryant while attending the New Mexico Military Institute in 1936. He is wearing a uniform. The photo is signed, "With love to Father, From Son Doug". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87471/
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/
Enlace Matrimonial
Wedding invitation for Anita Marquez and Jose Barron in Marfa, Texas on January 31, 1937. A dance was held after the ceremony. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87701/
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/
Frank Martinez, Jr. and Carmen Martinez
Photograph of Frank Martinez, Jr. with his second wife, Carmen Martinez on their wedding day, April 13,1933 in Terlingua, Texas. 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/metapth39787/
[Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt riding in car]
Photograph of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt in Arkansas parade, riding in a large convertible automobile. The Roosevelts are in the back seat and two men are flanking the right and left of their car. A third man is sitting between the President and Eleanor Roosevelt. A fourth man is in the seat right in front of the President and Elanor Roosevelt, and a fifth man has his back to the camera and is entering the driver's side of the automobile. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39496/
French 75 mm Cannon
Photograph of a French 75 mm cannon from the 82nd Field Artillery at Fort Bliss. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88076/
Gabriel Campos, May 1932
Photograph of Gabriel Campos, son of Lino Campos. He stands next to a tricycle, a wagon is in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39777/
[Grooming Horses During Maneuvers ]
Photograph of soldiers grooming horses with the 82nd Field Artillery on a military maneuver to Marfa. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88072/
[Imelda and Corina Colomo celebrate Mexican Independence Day]
Corina and Imelda Colomo celebrating the Mexican independence in 1934. Both girls are dressed in ethnic dresses which would have contained colors of green, white, and red to identify with the Mexican flag. The child in the right corner of the photograph is sitting in a chair, while the child in the left corner of the photograph is standing on a chair. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39518/
[India Coffield and Frank Ericson Coffield in 1931]
Photograph of Frank Ericson Coffield and India Coffield taken right before the Coffields nearly lost Frank Ericson to lymphatic leukemia. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39497/
Irene Cortez at Age 3
Photograph of Irene Cortez at age 3. She is wearing a little hat and sitting on a bucket. This picture was taken in 1931 at her home in Marfa, across Cibolo Creek towards Alpine, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39449/
Jane and Anne Bryant at Spring Creek Ranch in 1936
Photograph of Anne and Jane Bryant at Spring Creek Ranch in 1936. They wear matching outfits with plaid skirts. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87470/
[Jesus Cabezuela, Catalina Cabezuela and others on U.S. 90]
Jesus Cabezuela and his family in 1938, taken on interstate US 90. From left to right: Jesus Cabezuela, Catalina Cabezuela, Aurora Cabezuela, and Dora Cabezuela. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39823/
[Jose Alvarez and Sons Mariachi Band]
Photograph of Jose Alvarez and his sons, Frank, Jose, Jr. and George. They are dressed in their costumes in October 1939. They form a mariachi band and their instruments are on the ground before them. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87998/
[Jose Cenicero in 1937]
Jose Ceniceros in 1937. He is wearing a cowboy hat and he is standing on the side of a craggy hill. He is wearing a three-piece suit without a jacket and his vest is unbuttoned. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39587/
[Kitchen During Maneuvers ]
Photograph of the kitchen tent of the 82nd Field Artillery during maneuvers during hike to Marfa in 1937. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88073/
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