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 Decade: 1900-1909
[Altar of St. Mary's Catholic Church in the 1920s]

[Altar of St. Mary's Catholic Church in the 1920s]

Date: c. 1900
Creator: unknown
Description: Close up of the altar in Marfa's St. Mary's Catholic Church in 1920s.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
[Bloys Campground]

[Bloys Campground]

Date: c. 1907
Creator: unknown
Description: This photograph shows a large, open field filled with short grass. In the distance, there are trees and what appear to be buildings on the right, at the base of a hill. There are other mountains in the background. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph says, "Bloys in 1907."
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
T.C. Davis as a Child

T.C. Davis as a Child

Date: c. 1905
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of T.C. Davis, son of W.W. and Lizzie Davis. He was born in 1902. In the picture he is wearing a hat and holding a cane. This photo was included in a research paper by Joh Polson for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1978.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
[Campers in a Field]

[Campers in a Field]

Date: c. 1900
Creator: unknown
Description: This photograph shows a very large group of people standing together in a line, with two smaller groups sitting on the ground in front of them. The closest group appears to be four men in dark suits. They are too far away to make out much detail, but several of the people seem to be holding up dark-colored umbrellas. The foreground shows that the area is a large open field covered in short grass and brush. In the background, there are trees, white tents, and various other items as well as mountains behind them. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph reads, "All campers on the ground, about 1900."
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
[Campground Eating Area]

[Campground Eating Area]

Date: c. 1900
Creator: unknown
Description: This photograph shows a group of people or all ages under a large tree. In the center of the photograph, there is a long table with people sitting around it and there are other people standing to either side in front of them. The men are wearing suits with ties and the women are wearing dresses; almost all of them are wearing hats. In the background, there are more trees, and, to the left some buggies or old-style automobiles. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph reads, "Eating area (1900)."
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
[Early cowhands]

[Early cowhands]

Date: c. 1900
Creator: unknown
Description: Two men are standing over a bound steer, and one man is squatting beside it. The squatting man is facing the camera. The man on the far left is L.D. Bunton and the man in the center is O.M. Bunton. The third man is watching the steer.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
Gospel Tent at Bloys' Camp Grounds

Gospel Tent at Bloys' Camp Grounds

Date: c. 1904
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the "Gospel Tent" at Bloys' Camp Meeting around 1904. Women with parasols walk in front of the tent. Wooden planks for benches lay on the ground outside the tent.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
[Group of People Around a Table]

[Group of People Around a Table]

Date: c. 1900
Creator: unknown
Description: This photograph shows a group of people under a roof that appears to be brush on a wooden frame. The people in the front of the picture are sitting on wooden benches, facing away, toward what is most likely a table. To the far right, there is an older man sitting in a wooden chair. The men are wearing suits and the women are wearing dresses and large hats. In the distance, to the left, there are some trees. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph says, "Eating shed, 1900."
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
[Group Picture in a Field]

[Group Picture in a Field]

Date: c. 1902
Creator: unknown
Description: This photograph shows a large group of people, of all ages, standing in a field of short grass. All of the people are fairly dressed up - the men are wearing suits and ties, the women are wearing blouses and skirts. All of the people are wearing hats or bonnets. In front of the people there are several long logs laying on the ground; a young boy is sitting on one of them in the left side of the photograph. There are some tall grasses or other plants visible behind the people. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph reads, "About 1902. Sun bonnets. Lee Evans."
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
[India Coffield as an infant]

[India Coffield as an infant]

Date: c. 1902
Creator: unknown
Description: First photograph of India Coffield as an infant. She is wearing a white, lacy dress.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
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