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  Partner: Marfa Public Library
 Decade: 1930-1939
Photo Postcard of Santa Helena Canyon, Texas
Photographic postcard depicting the Grand Canyon of Texas, Santa Elena Canyon with the Rio Grande River running through it. One side is Texas and the other is Mexico. This photo was included in a research paper by Sammy Barnett for an American History class at Marfa High School in May 1964. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39995/
Alice Bishop
This photograph shows a young woman sitting in a chair. She is wearing a flowered dress and glasses and has her hair pulled back. Behind her, there is a wall that appears to be made of brick that is partially covered in ivy and has a door to the right. The chair appears to be on a path bordering a bed of flowers and other plants. Some parts of the photograph are obscured by white light. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph says "Alice Bishop." There is a printed border around the photograph. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39992/
[Unidentified man in suit]
Photograph of unidentified man in a suit, circa 1930s. He has light hair and light eyes, and is possibly older than 30-years of age. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39810/
[Jesus Cabezuela, Catalina Cabezuela and others on U.S. 90]
Jesus Cabezuela and his family in 1938, taken on interstate US 90. From left to right: Jesus Cabezuela, Catalina Cabezuela, Aurora Cabezuela, and Dora Cabezuela. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39823/
[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/
[Branding calves at the McElroy or Y Ranch]
Branding on a roundup at the McElroy or Y Ranch. Several herds of cattle are in the background. Four men are in the foreground. Two seated men are securing a calf and a third man is standing above the calf with a branding iron. A fourth man is running from the scene. One of the men in the photo is Hugh Castleberry, brother of Hub Castleberry. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39594/
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/
CCC Camp
Photograph of the Civilian Conservation Corps Camp located in the Chisos Mountains taken on November 26, 1937. The company stationed at this camp was 1855, it was under the command of Lt. Wm. L. Hagman and Lt. Archie L. Murray, second in command. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39508/
[A roundup at the Y Ranch]
A roundup at the Y Ranch. Included in the photo (standing, left to right): Freddie Jones, George Lee, George Ligg, Joe Clarke, Unknown, George Clarke, Unknown, George Clarke, Unknown, Buck Kelton, Tom Grammer, Unknown, Sheriner, Dewy Gilbert, Smith, Hub Castleberry. Seated in front of the standing men (left to right): Two of Buck Kelton's sons, a reporter from "Cattleman's Weekly" magazine, a writer, and a rodeo hand. Rolled up tents and a chuck wagon are in the far right corner of the photograph. They are outside near the Y Ranch. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39593/
[McElroy or Y Ranch]
Wide photo of McElroy or Y Ranch headquarters. The ranch is in the center of a large area of dusty farmland. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39595/
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/
[Wedding photo of Jose Ceniceros and Victoria Rede Ceniceros]
Jose Ceniceros and Victoria Rede on their wedding day. Victoria is in a wedding gown and Jose is in a suit and tie. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39589/
[Jose Cenicero in 1937]
Jose Ceniceros in 1937. He is wearing a cowboy hat and he is standing on the side of a craggy hill. He is wearing a three-piece suit without a jacket and his vest is unbuttoned. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39587/
[Another reunion for which Hub Castleberry cooked]
A group for which Hub Castleberry prepared a meal. At least people are standing, and an unspecified number of people are sitting at a large table, beneath a grove of trees. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39590/
[Cole and Bug Means with roping horse]
"Bug" and Cole Means with a roping horse. One of the brothers is standing and holding the roping horse's reigns while the other brother is sitting on top of the roping horse. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39549/
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/
[A reunion for which Hub Castleberry cooked]
A group for which Hub Castleberry prepared a meal. More than 40 unknown people of various ages and genders are featured in the photograph. All but eight men in the lower half of the photograph are standing. The picture was taken outside, beneath a large tree. Cookware and pots are on tables near the far right corner of the photograph. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39591/
[Typical meal near the Y Ranch]
Camp meal outside, near the Y Ranch. Three men are standing, and the shadows of two other men are in the right corner of the photograph. One man is hunched between two of the cowboys. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39592/
Pages about Viejo Pass
Correspondence from Jack Shipman in 1937 that includes information about a monument in Viejo Pass and an account of the fight between the Cavalry with some Pueblo Indian scouts and the Apache Indians in that place in 1880. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39439/
[Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt riding in car]
Photograph of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt in Arkansas parade, riding in a large convertible automobile. The Roosevelts are in the back seat and two men are flanking the right and left of their car. A third man is sitting between the President and Eleanor Roosevelt. A fourth man is in the seat right in front of the President and Elanor Roosevelt, and a fifth man has his back to the camera and is entering the driver's side of the automobile. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39496/
[India Coffield and Frank Ericson Coffield in 1931]
Photograph of Frank Ericson Coffield and India Coffield taken right before the Coffields nearly lost Frank Ericson to lymphatic leukemia. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39497/
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/
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/
[Mr. W.H. Cleveland near Ruidosa Hot Springs]
Mr. Cleveland near Ruidosa Hot Springs. He is standing center left in a Marfa desert landscape. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39718/
[W.H. Cleveland and W.E. Love at the Petan Ranch ]
W.H. Cleveland and W.E. Love are sitting outside at the Petan Ranch. From left to right: W.E. Love and W.H. Cleveland. A small ranch structure made from adobe is in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39717/
[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/
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/
[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/
[Luciana and Sebastina Cedillo]
Sebastina Cedillo and her sister, Luciana Cedillo. The women are posing for a portrait. Luciana is to the left of Sebastina and wears a watch pendant given to her by her grandfather, Deputy Sheriff Miguel Hernandez. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39722/
[School with children in Casa Piedra]
1938 picture of Casa Piedra school. The school was built in 1932. There are approximately twenty-two unidentified children of various ages standing in front of the Casa Piedra school. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39769/
Workers on Carrasco Ranch
Photograph of workers that were making a road to the house on the Carrasco Ranch in West Texas. The men are: Rijino Zubiate of Alpine, TX; Abel Delgadillo of Ojinaga; Agopito Zubiate of Pecos, Texas; Mike Montoyo of Alpine, Texas; Juan Young of Cloudcroft, Texas; and G.A. Glenn of El Paso. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39737/
[Bob Carr wearing a cowboy hat]
Photograph of Bob Carr, circa 1930. He is wearing a cowboy hat and a three-piece suit and is standing in a barren field. Behind him are wooden boxes and a large wooden scaffold. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39775/
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/
Lucia Carrasco at age 62
Photograph of Lucia Carrasco at age 62. This photo was included in a research paper by James Pena-Alfano for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1966. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39739/
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/
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/
Nancy Keith's Identification Card
Nancy Keith's identification card as an employee of Kaplan & Bloom at the 1936 Texas Centennial Exposition. Her photo is on the left of the card and her signature is next to it. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87641/
Nancy Keith in Dallas, 1936
Photograph of Nancy Keith walking down the sidewalk in Dallas in 1936. This type of photo was taken of various people walking down the street then they were given a number which they could take to the studio to purchase a print of the photo. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87640/
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/
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/
M.D. and Doug Bryant by Well #1
Photograph M.D. and Doug Bryant standing in front of State Lease #20174, Well #1 in the Yates Field at Iraan, Texas in 1937.. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87473/
M.D. Bryant's Cedar Eradication Machine
Photograph of M.D. Bryant and Jose Tweedy standing beside M.D.'s cedar eradication blade in 1939. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87475/
Doug Bryant at New Mexico Military Institute
Photograph of Doug Bryant while attending the New Mexico Military Institute in 1936. He is wearing a uniform. The photo is signed, "With love to Father, From Son Doug". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87471/
Anne, Doug, Ethel, and Jane Bryant
Photograph of Anne, Doug, Ethel, and Jane Bryant in 1930. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87465/
Enlace Matrimonial
Wedding invitation for Anita Marquez and Jose Barron in Marfa, Texas on January 31, 1937. A dance was held after the ceremony. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87701/
Rimrock in West Texas
Photograph of the rimrock in West Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87320/
Lee Harrington and Oscar Wells at the Oil Well on the Brite Ranch
Photograph of Lee Harrington (L) and Oscar Wells (R) at the Brite oil well near the rimrock section of the Brite Ranch in April 1937. Ranch hands served as casing crews when needed. The men stand near two vehicles and a dog. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87358/
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/
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/
Crescencia Natividad, Cook at the Brite Ranch
Photograph of Crescencia Natividad in 1936. She was the cook at the Brite Ranch during the bandit raid of 1917. She could not read or write but could cook with the best of them. She cooked at the ranch for Van Neil, Oscar & Tommy Wells. She also cooked in Marfa, Texas for Mrs. Brite. In this photo she stands outside the house at the ranch. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87355/
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