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  Partner: Marfa Public Library
 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/
Anne, Doug, Ethel, and Jane Bryant
Photograph of Anne, Doug, Ethel, and Jane Bryant in 1930. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87465/
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/
[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/
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/
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/
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/
M.D.Bryant
Photograph of M.D. Bryant in 1930. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87466/
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/
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/
[W.R. Ceke]
Photograph of A.W.Ceke, a barber in Marfa, Texas during the 1930s. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87997/
[Photograph of View from Candelaria Hill Road]
Photograph of Candelaria Hill in the mountains of west Texas with a butte rising up out of the hill, taken from Candelaria Hill Road. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39841/
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/
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/
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/
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/
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/
Doug, Anne, and Jane Bryant
Photograph of Doug, Anne, and Jane Bryant in 1932. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87468/
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/
[Portrait of the Delgadillo Sisters]
Portrait of three little girls in white dresses on a ranch. They are, from left to right, Rosa Delgadillo, Cruz Delgadillo, and Juana Mata. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth494366/
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/
Men at CCC Camp in Fort Davis
Photo of men at the CCC Service Camp at Fort Davis in 1933 during their time off from work. Marfa resident, Juan Jeso is circled in this photo. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39509/
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/
[Photograph of Josefina Dominguez and Maria Ochoa]
Photograph of Josefina Rubio D. Dominguez in a white dress sitting on a pile of wood outside of a house, and Maria Rubio D. Ochoa in a dark dress standing next to her. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth494379/
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/
[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/
[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/
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/
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/
[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/
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/
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/
[Photograph of O. C. Dowe]
Photograph of O. C. Dowe in Mexico sitting on a horse with a wagon in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth494198/
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/
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/
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/
[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/
[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/
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/
Alton Ashcraft in Front of Barrack
Photograph of Alton Ashcraft standing in front of his barrack in 1936. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88078/
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