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Colquitt Spoon

Colquitt Spoon

Date: 1847
Creator: unknown
Description: Actual spoon belonging to Alice M. Colquitt, wife of Robert K. Colquitt. They had a large ranch in Presidio County. "A.M. Colquitt" is engraved on the back of the handle. 1847 Roger Bros. 12 stamped on the back of the handle as well.
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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.
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[Row of Officers' Houses, Fort Davis]

[Row of Officers' Houses, Fort Davis]

Date: 1871
Creator: unknown
Description: This is a photograph of a row of 8 nearly identical houses. Each house has a white front with a short flight of stairs from the ground to a porch surrounded by white pillars. There is a mountain behind the row of houses and the foreground is covered in desert scrub. The back of the photograph is labeled: "1871 Picture of Fort Davis, The Row of Officers' Houses"
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[Wedding photo of Hadji "Hi Jolly" Ali and Gertrudis Serna]

[Wedding photo of Hadji "Hi Jolly" Ali and Gertrudis Serna]

Date: [1880]
Creator: unknown
Description: Photo of Hadji Ali ("Hi Jolly") and his new bride in Tuscon, Arizona. Ali is sitting while his bride is standing to his left. Hadji Ali was also known as Philip Tedro.
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Antonio Lieck Briam

Antonio Lieck Briam

Date: 1885
Creator: unknown
Description: Portrait of Antonio Lieck Briam in 1885, the year she married Louis Briam. She is wearing a dress with a collar and a belt. Her hair is pulled back.
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Louis Briam

Louis Briam

Date: 1885
Creator: unknown
Description: Portrait of Louis Briam in 1885. He is wearing a suit and tie.
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[Cavalry]

[Cavalry]

Date: 1886
Creator: unknown
Description: This photograph is of a group of cavalrymen out on drill. There are many soldiers, ranged on the slope of a mountain and wearing dark uniforms and hats. Several of the men are standing with horses in the back or to the side. Two of the men have pins on their collars, showing that they are marksmen. Behind the men, there are rocks and desert plants.
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Warranty Deed

Warranty Deed

Date: April 12, 1886
Creator: unknown
Description: Warranty Deed granting land in the town of Marfa from R.E. Russell to William Russell on April 12, 1886.
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The Children's Entertainment

The Children's Entertainment

Date: November 1891
Creator: unknown
Description: Small card listing items in a program to entertain children in Marfa, Texas on November 20, 1891. Included are songs, tableaux, drills, and a minuet.
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[Father Brocardus in 1892]

[Father Brocardus in 1892]

Date: 1892
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Father Brocardus at the Fort Davis Parish. He is wearing a full cassock and a clerical collar.
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