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Metate in Presidio County, Texas
Photograph of a metate in Presidio County, Texas. A metate was a tool used to grind food. This photo was included in a research paper by Nancy Edwards for an American History class at Marfa High School in April 1968. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth40106/
Mummified Indian Baby found in a West Texas Cave
Photograph of a 750-year old mummified baby found underground in a west Texas cave around 1952. The baby was wrapped in fur, a blanket, and then buckskin. This was one of two babies found, the other was sent to the Smithsonian. This photo was included in a research paper by Nancy Edwards for an American History class at Marfa High School in April 1968. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth40104/
[Drawing of Gus Bogel]
This is a hand-drawn portrait of a young man in a suit and tie. It is labled "Gus Bogel." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth40136/
[Photograph of People in the Snow]
In this photograph, there are five people standing in the snow in front of a house. Three of the people are men - two appear to be middle-aged and the one to the right is older; they are all wearing shirts with ties under long coats as well as hats. In front of the men, there are two young children, also bundled up in coats and hats. The area where they are standing is covered in snow and they are directly in front of a fence that encloses the yard around the house. Within the yard, there are several bare trees and some power lines overhead. The house has several windows and a porch surrounded by posts and a short fence. The roof is peaked and mostly covered in snow. Related information identifies the house as the Bogels'. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth40120/
Dipping Cattle on the Bogel Ranch
This photograph shows a vat for dipping cattle and many people standing around it. The people are all wearing light colored shirts, dark pants, and cowboy hats. According to the related report, the people are Graves, Woodworth, and Sarah Bogel (left to right) with Mexican cowhands. The foreground is focused on the dipping vats which is a canal of concrete with wooden gates and filled half-full with water. In the background, there are some other fences, what appears to be part of a wagon to the far right and mountains in the distance. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth40123/
Birds-Eye-View, Fort Davis, Texas
The photograph on this postcard shows the town of Fort Davis. In the foreground, there is a formation of large rocks and an unpaved road that continues into the middle of the town. To either side of the road, there are various buildings enclosed by fences and surrounded by yards, trees, and windmills. The postcard was sent from Fort Davis March 15 and arrived in Uvalde, Texas March 17, 1918 according to the postmarks. The text, handwritten in ink, reads: "Wednesday. Well Janet how are you today? This picture was taken from some big high rocks in front of my uncle's house. There are hardly any lumber houses here - nearly all dirt or stone. Some are made of pretty pink rocks. They get the different kinds of rock from the mountains in the town or near town. Hope I'll see you again sometime. Miss Ada." The postcard was addressed to Miss Janet Harris. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth40177/
[Portrait of a Private]
This photograph is a portrait of a young man (visible from the waist up) wearing the uniform of a private in World War I. The jacket of his uniform has pins on the collar and the buttons have an imprint on them. The uniform also includes a hat that has cords knotted around the brim. The photograph is mounted in a dark-colored frame which has a name handwritten on the back "Graves Bogel." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth40158/
Indian Artifacts
Photograph of Indian artifacts: a gourd filled with corn and two unfinished baskets, belonging to Mrs. Buddy Hewitt. This photo was included in a research paper by Nancy Edwards for an American History class at Marfa High School in April 1968. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth40103/
Flint Quarry in Presidio County, Texas
Photograph of a flint quarry in Presidio County, Texas. This photo was included in a research paper by Nancy Edwards for an American History class at Marfa High School in April 1968. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth40107/
[Men in a Pen with Cows]
In this photograph, several men, dressed as cowboys (loose shirts, chaps, and cowboy hats) are standing in a wooden pen with cows. To the left, there is some sort of building outside the pen and in front of it, there is a man leaning over. There is a second man standing in the middle of the photograph watching something and two cows are in the pen behind him. To the right, there are two men watching a third man in the foreground who is grabbing onto something (possibly another cow). In the background, more cows are visible on the other side of the pen. On the back of the photograph there is a handwritten note: "Branding scene, W. W. Bogel Ranch. Nicolas Machuck looks over the operation." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth40144/
Indian Lechuguilla Sandal
Photograph of Indian lechuguilla sandal. This photo was included in a research paper by Nancy Edwards for an American History class at Marfa High School in April 1968. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth40100/
[After the deer hunt]
In this photograph, there are two trees with at least three dead dear hanging upside-down from the branches. Two of the deer have been split open and an older man in the center of the photograph is cutting the third. Another man, dressed casually, is watching him work. To the far right, there is a covered buggy or wagon that is unhitched and parked. Behind the men, there is a white spotted dog lying on the ground and a white building, presumably a house. In the background there appear to be mountains. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph says "Geo Gleim & Nick Mansfelder hunting on Joe Espy Ranch north of Ft. Davis, Texas." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth40175/
[Portrait of Jessie Bogel]
This photograph is a portrait of Jessie Bogel Hubbard when she is an older woman with gray-streaked hair. She is wearing a dark patterned dress, a small necklace, and glasses. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph says, "Mrs. Harry J. (Jessie Bogel) Hubbard, [...] c. 1950." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth40138/
[San Esteban Dam]
In this print, there are actually four different photographs showing different parts of San Esteban Dam and San Esteban Lake. The upper left photograph shows a rocky area with brush and what appears to be a white fence and a stream. Underneath are the handwritten words "San Esteban Dam." The photograph in the upper right shows the lake with the dam wall in the right of the photograph and the foreground shows the shore of the lake; the word "Lake" is handwritten underneath. The photographs at the bottom of the print are less clear, but seem to show different views of the lake, its shores and the islands in it. There appears to be a person and rowboat in the photograph at the bottom right. On the back of the photograph, a handwritten note reads, "Views of San Esteban Dam and lake about 12 miles south of Marfa. Soil conservation and flood control caused the lake to go dry many years ago. Note irrigation ditch on backside of the dam." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth40137/
Tinaja Cave in Presidio County, Texas
Photograph of a cave in a rock outcropping in Presidio County, Texas. This photo was included in a research paper by Nancy Edwards for an American History class at Marfa High School in April 1968. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth40109/
Out on a Summer Day
In this photograph, there are three people standing in front of a small palm tree on short grass. The man on the left is wearing a suit and tie and a straw hat; he is holding a cane in his right hand and has his left arm around the shoulders of the woman next to him. The woman is standing between the two men, wearing a white jacket, skirt and hat. The two people on the left are middle aged, but the man on the far right is older and has a moustache. He is also wearing a suit, a bowtie, and a straw hat. The men also have flowers pinned to their jackets. On the back of the photograph, there are some handwritten notes that say "Sunday - August 29. 1926, 'Out on a Summer Day!'" and also the names of the people, although they are not very clear; one appears to be "Aunt Linda" (?) and one that says "Papa Bogel." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth40153/
[People posing near a cliff]
This photograph is centered around a group of people posing together in a group. There are several large rocks with two young girls facing the camera standing upon one and two older girls standing behind them, facing each another. The girls are all wearing dark-colored dresses. To the right, a man and woman are standing together on the ground; the man is wearing dark colors and has a hat on, the woman is wearing a dark skirt and a lighter-colored shirt. Behind the people and to their right, there is a small, wooden structure. In the background there is a rocky cliff with some desert vegetation and the ground around them appears to be mainly bare except for rocks. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth40179/
Blue Mountain
This photograph shows a mountain in the distance. In the foreground, there appears to be the edge of an unpaved road and telephone wires up above. Between the road and the mountain, there is a flat area covered in desert scrub. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph reads, "Blue Mountain west of Ft. Davis Tex. June 1929 by H. A. King." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth40167/
[Byrd Orchard]
This photograph shows a scenic view of the Byrd orchard. In the foreground, there are two fenced-in fields, the corner of one holds several grazing animals. Along the edge of the fence there are trees and what appears to be an irrigation ditch separating those fields from another field and the orchards. On the right of the photograph, there are several buildings, partially obscured by trees. To the left, there appears to be a slope coveered in desert trees and scrub and there are mountains in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth40180/
[Two Women Posing in an Automobile]
In this photograph, there are several people in an old-style automobile. In the front, at the wheel, there is an older woman in a suit and hat; in the backseat, a younger woman dressed in white is sitting with a small child. In the background, there is a house and several wooden fences. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph says, "Mrs. W. W. Bogel behind the wheel. Mrs. Woodworth Bogel, Jr. in rear seat. In front of Bogel home, 220 West Lincoln, Marfa. Posed. Mrs. W. W. Bogel never drove." The child is most likely W. W. Bogel, III. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth40146/
[Gus Bogel]
In this photograph, a man, dressed casually and wearing a cowboy hat and a gun belt, is standing in front of a brick building that appears to have an aluminum roof. There is an open window in the building's wall and some scrub is growing beneath it. In the background to the right of the photograph, a wagon wheel is visible. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph reads: "A. J. (Gus) Bogel at Bogel Brothers' Sauceda Ranch. Banoit Times." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth40161/
[Cowboys with Lassos]
In this photograph, two young men dressed as cowboys (hats and chaps with tassels) are twirling ropes as lassos. The one on the left is George Edwards and the one on the right is Otis Grubb. Behind them there is a building with a long brick fence around it and there are other buildings farther off to the left. In the background, there is a rocky ridge covered in desert brush and the foreground where the men are standing appears to be bare ground. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph reads, "Nothing else to do, but know how to work the ropes." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth40171/
[Cattle at a Watering Trough]
This photograph shows a group of black and white cattle standing around a watering trough that seems to be made of concrete. The ground at the front of the picture is bare and covered in large stones. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth40125/
[Woman on a Rock in Davis Mountain State Park]
This photograph focuses primarily on several large rocks. There is a woman, dressed casually, sitting atop the rock at the front of the photograph. In the distance, there is a desert landscape with scrub and other rocks. At the bottom of the photograph, there is a handwritten label: "Davis Mtn's State Park." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth40199/
[Cavalry]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth40185/
[Photograph of a man and children]
This photograph shows an older man with a moustache, sitting in a wicker chair with his arms around three children. The man is wearing a white shirt with a dark tie and a dark-colored hat that has a stiff, shiny brim. Behind them, there is a house (the door and window are visible) with a porch that has pillars and a decorated fence. There are trees to the far right in front of the house and to the far left behind the house. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth40156/
[Row of Houses]
This photograph shows a row of 13 nearly identical houses. Each house is brick and has a white front with a short flight of stairs from the ground to a porch surrounded by white pillars. There appear to be other buildings behind the initial row. In the foreground, the ground is bare and there are several mounds of dirt. In the background, there are hills covered in desert brush. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth40195/
Indian Artifacts found in Presidio County
Photograph of arrowheads found in Presidio County by Richard Hewitt and his father. This photo shows an assortment of arrowheads mounted and framed. This photo was included in a research paper by Richard Hewitt for an American History class at Marfa High School in December 1967. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth40110/
[Men Branding Cattle]
In this photograph, several men, dressed as cowboys (loose white shirts, chaps, boots, and cowboy hats) are standing in a wooden pen with cows. The man to the left is holding what appears to be a can of some sort. To the right, there is a cow lying on the ground surrounded by four men: one on the left is sitting next to the cow, one is standing next to him and one is standing in front of the cow, the fourth is kneeling near the cow's head. In the right of the photo, there appears to be at least one other cow in the pen and a sixth person. In the background, on the other side of the wooden fence, there are several groups of cows. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "Branding scene, at Perdiz pens, W. W. Bogel Ranch." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth40145/
[Group of People Near a Tree]
In this photograph, there are five people standing beneath a blooming tree. To the left, there is a young man in rolled-up pants and a dark jacket; he is holding the hand of the older woman next to him who is wearing a long, dark dress. In the middle, there is another older woman wearing a light-colored dress and holding what appears to be a bunch of flowers. To the right, there are two older men, wearing suits and hats. The one to the left has a pipe in his mouth and the one to the left is wearing tall boots. They are standing in the dirt in front of a sidewalk. In the background, there is a building with windows and a porch that looks like a house. At the bottom of the photograph, there are handwritten names labeling the woman to the left "Mrs. W. W. Bogel" and the man to the far right as "W. W. Bogel." A handwritten note on the back of the photograph reads, "Today, June 3, 1983, I showed this picture to Mrs. Jim Tyler. She said the young man is NOT Jim Tyler and that the two older people with Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Bogel are NOT the R. E. L. Tylers." and is signed "W. B. Hubbard." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth40147/
[Cattle Branding]
In this photograph, there are two men branding what appears to be a calf in a wooden pen. The man holding the brand is fairly young, wearilng loose, lightly-colored clothing, a hat and and tall boots. He is facing a slightly older man who is sitting on the calf. The second man has a moustache and is wearing a light shirt, dark pants, and what appears to be a leather apron as well as a hat. The calf is white with darker spots. Behind them, there is a third man, also dressed in light clothing, who is only partially visible, walking near a tall wooden fence that surrounds them. The left side of the photograph is partially obscured by a white spot. On the back of the photograph, there is a handwritten note that says, "Gus Bogel brands one for his dad, W.W. Bogel, at the Perdiz pens." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth40151/
Indian Artifacts found in Presidio County
Photograph of artifacts found in Presidio County by Richard Hewitt and his father. This photo shows an assortment of baskets. This photo was included in a research paper by Richard Hewitt for an American History class at Marfa High School in December 1967. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth40112/
[Small Group of People]
In this photograph, there are four adults and a child sitting together in a group. To the left, there are two young women sitting in the back and an older woman sitting directly in front of them, leaning against their knees. The third woman is facing a man who is also sitting in the back and a little girl sitting in front of him. All of the people in the group are dressed up; the women are wearing dark-colored dresses and hats. The man is wearing a suit and tie and a hat. The little girl is wearing a dress with a plaid pattern. The two younger women are holding bottles and the man is holding a third bottle and is pouring it into a glass. Behind the group is a wall made of bricks. An accompanying handwritten note reads, "Left to right: ? , ? possibly Mrs. Augustus Julius Bogel, Sr. (W. W. Bogel's mother) of Shreveport, La. (visiting), Mrs. W. W. Bogel (Sarah Newton), W. W. Bogel (William Woodworth), the child ? possibly Jessie Bogel - oldest child of W. W. and Sarah Newton Bogel." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth40134/
[Picture of a mother and daughter]
In this photograph, a mother and daughter, both in long white dresses, are standing together in front of a brick wall and flowering plants. The mother has her arm around the daughter's shoulders. In the background, to the right, a partial stairway leading to an open door and the arm of another woman are visible, A handwritten note on the back of the photograph says "Genevieve Bogle - Mrs. W. W. Bogel daughter - mother about 1916." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth40155/
Scene on Bogel's Cattle Ranch, Presidio Co., Texas
This photograph shows a view of the Bogel's ranch and the surrounding landscape. In the foreground, there is a low fence and a large group of cattle on either side. Inside the fence there are several wooden corrals. In the background, there is brush and what appears to be another large group of cows. On the left of the photograph, there is a long building (only partially visible) which may be a barn, another structure, and a windmill. In the background of the photograph, there are long, low mountains. A handwritten note at the bottom of the photograph says "Scene on Bogel's Cattle Ranch, Presidio Co. Texas." and "Duncan Photo." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth40148/
Indian Artifacts
Photograph of Indian artifacts: arrowheads, gourd filled with pumpkin seeds, and a mano. This photo was included in a research paper by Nancy Edwards for an American History class at Marfa High School in April 1968. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth40101/
Indian Burial Ground in Presidio County, Texas
Photograph of an Indian burial ground in Presidio County, Texas. This photo was included in a research paper by Nancy Edwards for an American History class at Marfa High School in April 1968. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth40108/
[Layout of a Fort]
This photograph shows a fort from a distance so that the buildings' layout is clear. There are rocks and some buildings that appear unattached to the fort in the foreground and mountains in the distance. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth40183/
[Photograph of a Couple]
In this photograph, there are two older people standing in front of several bare trees. Both are wearing all black. The man, to the left, is wearing a suit with a vest and tie, as well as a hat; he has a moustache and has put his hands in his pockets. The woman is wearing a dress and hat. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth40130/
Buildings At Old Fort Davis - Fort Davis, Texas
This photograph shows four two-story buildings in front of the rocky cliff of a mountain. In the foreground, there is an area covered with scrub and what looks like an unpaved road and telephone poles in front of the buildings. The buildings to the far left and right look a bit weathered and old, but could still be in use and the one near the center has a pickup truck parked outside. The next building to the right appears to be abandoned and is sagging and falling apart; it looks as though it is made of wood although the others seem to be brick. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth40178/
[Old building]
This is a photograph of an old brick building. Part of the wall in the front of the photograph appears to have disintegrated into a pile of dirt and rock. There are several windows along either side of the building and there is a very small porch at one end. There also appears to be the remains of a second structure off to the right. In the background , a rocky hill covered in desert brush rises up behind the building. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth40193/
[Fort Davis Courthouse]
This photograph shows a large building with that appears to be made of brick although the side facing the front of the photograph is painted white. The side of the building to the right has several doorways and there are windows set in the white side of the building as well as a wooden gate in the middle of part of the wall and some of the brick is showing through the white paint. In the background, there is another building to the far right of the photograph that appears to be enclosed by a wooden fence. In the foreground, the ground appears to be bare. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph reads: "'Batcave Courthouse' in Fort Davis was the first courthouse (1880) built in Presidio County. The front, at right, looks north - The left end was the district courtroom. The red door was the entry way fro wagons into the patio." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth40162/
W. W. Bogel and Family
In this photograph, the Bogel family is posing together for a portrait. The parents are sitting in the front row, flanked by two of their children, and the other five children are standing in the back row. The men are all wearing dark suits with neck- or bowties. Mrs. Bogel is wearing a striped dress and a cameo pin; her daughters are wearing light-colored dresses. According to accompanying information, the people in the picture are, left to right, 1st row: Edward Lindsey (Speck) Bogel, Sarah Newton Bogel, William Woodworth Bogel, Genevieve (Hennie) Bogel (Mrs. Everett Collins); 2nd row: Augustus Julius (Gus) Bogel, William Woodworth Bogel, Jr., Jessie Bogel Hubbard Kirk, Amos Graves Bogel, and Gallitzen Newton (Gallie) Bogel. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth40126/
[Old man with a dog]
This is a photograph of a room filled with items. In the center of the room, there is an older man (Nick Merfelder, the Justice of the Peace at Fort Davis) with a moustache sitting in a chair smoking a pipe and reading something on a short table in front of him. A large dog is sitting next to him with its head in the Merfelder's lap. There are several chairs and tables covered in books, papers, and lambs near the man. The room is relatively large with wood paneling across the floor, far wall, and ceiling and a stove in the back. There are windows to the left and right. Various paintings and photographs are hung on the wall. To the right, there is a table with several musical instruments including a violin (or viola) in a case, trombone, and clarinet as well as sheet music on a stand; behind the instruments are a wardrobe, a desk covered in papers, and three coats hanging on the wall. A door in the far wall of the room is open, showing a glimpse of other rooms. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth40192/
Indian Artifacts found in Presidio County
Photograph of artifacts found in Presidio County by Richard Hewitt and his father. Included are arrowheads, grass used to weave baskets, spears and other Indian implements. This photo was included in a research paper by Richard Hewitt for an American History class at Marfa High School in December 1967. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth40114/
[William Bogel and Father]
This photograph shows a middle-aged man sitting in a chair with his arm around a boy who is standing to the right. Both of them are wearing dark suits with bow ties. The man has a moustache and beard and is sitting with his right leg crossed over the left. The background appears to be a wall indoors. A related source names the boy as William Bogel (father of William Woodworth Bogel) and his father in Germany. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth40128/
[Chuck Wagon]
In this photograph, there are four men standing around a parked wagon amidst some brush. Two men are standing to the left of the wagon, wearing work clothes and boots. They are standing in front of a small building with a fenced-in porch. There are some bundles sitting outside the porch, to the left of the wagon. To the right of the first two men, there is a third man in dark overalls with his hands in a silver tub, perhaps doing dishes. The tub is on a folded-out table on the back of a wagon with large wheels. Above the table, there are several shelves with various objects on them. In front of the wagon, there are a variety of buckets or pots sitting on the ground. The fourth man is leaning against the right side of the wagon and appears to be eating. The handwritten note on the back of the photograph reads, "Chuck wagon at W. W. Bogel's Perdiz pens." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth40150/
[Portrait of Jessie Bogel Hubbard]
In this photograph, a young woman is posing in what appears to be a long, white wedding dress. She is wearing an intricate necklace around her throat and holding a bouquet of flowers in front of her. In the background, there is an ornate window and ledge. On the back of the photograph, there is a handwritten note that says "Jessie Bogel Hubbard about 1900 probably San Antonio." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth40154/
Indian Artifacts found in Presidio County
Photograph of arrowheads found in Presidio County by Richard Hewitt and his father. This photo shows an assortment of arrowheads mounted and framed. This photo was included in a research paper by Richard Hewitt for an American History class at Marfa High School in December 1967. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth40111/
Near Fort Davis, Texas
This photograph is a scenic picture on the front of a postcard. In the foreground, the sides of two mountains form a shallow valley and there are two mountain peaks visible in the distance. The mountains are covered in desert brush and vegetation. The note "Near Ft. Davis Tex" is handwritten near the bottom. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth40191/
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