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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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James Osborn Sellers

James Osborn Sellers

Date: 1857~
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a daguerreotype picturing James Osborn Sellers in the late 1850s. He was killed in 1864 during the Civil War. He was Ethel C. Bryant's maternal 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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Martha Willis Sellers, 1880s

Martha Willis Sellers, 1880s

Date: 1880~
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a painting of Martha Willis Sellers, maternal grandmother of Ethel C. Bryant. This painting was fron the 1880s. It was included in a research paper by Mike Shurley for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1968.
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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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Bernabe and Felipe Aguilar

Bernabe and Felipe Aguilar

Date: 1887~
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Bernabe Aguilar (seated) and his son, Felipe (standing). Felipe is 14 years old in this picture.
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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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