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  Partner: Marfa Public Library
 Decade: 1930-1939
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/
Cavalry Sergeant at a Horse Show
Photograph of an 8th Cavalry Sergeant at a horse show. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88077/
[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/
[Lieutenant Adams in a Tent]
Photograph of Lieutenant Adams reclining on a blanket under a tent canopy, reading a newspaper. To the left, the there is a folding chair next to him and a duffel bag behind him as well as other belongings laying nearby. In the background, other soldiers and equipment are visible. Text on back of photograph: Lt. Adams. Sunday morn in officers tent. Enlisted men in background. Picket line in far right side of pic. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88088/
Battery E Mascot
Photograph of the Battery "E", 82nd Field Artillery, mascot, a trained dog sitting up. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88075/
Private Andy Smith at Campground in New Mexico
Photograph of an Private Andy Smith at Army camp in Cloudcroft, New Mexico. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88084/
Corporal Whittington
Photograph of Corporal Whittington on maneuvers in Cloudcroft, New Mexico. he is standing beside a caisson. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88079/
[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/
Pete with Barney and Pluto
Photograph of Pete with horses Barney and Pluto. They were branded on their necks. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88080/
[Wesley Holmes from Broken Bow, OK]
Photograph of Private Wesley Adams leaving for his first furlough. He was from Broken Bow, Oklahoma. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88071/
Soldiers and Machine Gun
Photograph of an Corporal Garrison and Private Stafford with a 50 caliber water-cooled machine gun. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88085/
Private Ewing at Fort D.A. Russell
Photograph of an Private Ewing by a barrack at Fort D.A. Russell in guard duty dress. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88083/
Alton Ashcraft in Front of Barrack
Photograph of Alton Ashcraft standing in front of his barrack in 1936. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88078/
[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/
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/
Lieutenant Adams on a Sunday Morning
Photograph of an Lieutenant Adams on a Sunday morning in the officers' tent. He is relaxing and reading a newspaper. Enlisted men are in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88089/
Old Army Barrack at Fort D.A. Russell
Photograph of an old barrack at Fort D.A. Russell before it was rebuilt. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88082/
[Sunday Ride, New Mexico]
Photograph of (L-R) AltonAshcraft, Adams, and Stafford, out for a Sunday ride in Doña Ana, New Mexico. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88068/
[Wesley Holmes from Broken Bow, OK]
Photograph of Private Wesley Adams leaving for his first furlough. He was from Broken Bow, Oklahoma. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88070/
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/
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/
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/
[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/
[W.R. Ceke]
Photograph of A.W.Ceke, a barber in Marfa, Texas during the 1930s. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87997/
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/
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/
[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/
Rimrock in West Texas
Photograph of the rimrock in West Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87320/
Lee Harrington and Oscar Wells at the Oil Well on the Brite Ranch
Photograph of Lee Harrington (L) and Oscar Wells (R) at the Brite oil well near the rimrock section of the Brite Ranch in April 1937. Ranch hands served as casing crews when needed. The men stand near two vehicles and a dog. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87358/
Lois Wells and Ricardo Calderon
Photograph of Ricardo Calderon walking horses towards Lois Wells in 1931. She is dressed for riding. The Brite Ranch fort stands in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87353/
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/
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/
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/
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/
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/
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/
Merced Melendez
Photograph of Merced Melendez standing in a corral with a horse in 1931. Merced was a long-time employee at the Brite Ranch. He was considered a de-horning expert - possibly the best in the West. 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/metapth87354/
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 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/
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/
M.D. and Doug Bryant by Well #1
Photograph M.D. and Doug Bryant standing in front of State Lease #20174, Well #1 in the Yates Field at Iraan, Texas in 1937.. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87473/
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/
M.D. Bryant's Cedar Eradication Machine
Photograph of M.D. Bryant and Jose Tweedy standing beside M.D.'s cedar eradication blade in 1939. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87475/
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/
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/
Anne, Doug, Ethel, and Jane Bryant
Photograph of Anne, Doug, Ethel, and Jane Bryant in 1930. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87465/
M.D.Bryant
Photograph of M.D. Bryant in 1930. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87466/
Doug, Anne, and Jane Bryant
Photograph of Doug, Anne, and Jane Bryant in 1932. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87468/
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