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[Old building]

[Old building]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
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[Fort Davis Courthouse]

[Fort Davis Courthouse]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: 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."
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W. W. Bogel and Family

W. W. Bogel and Family

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
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[Old man with a dog]

[Old man with a dog]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
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Indian Artifacts found in Presidio County

Indian Artifacts found in Presidio County

Date: December 1967
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
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[William Bogel and Father]

[William Bogel and Father]

Date: c. 1820
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
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[Chuck Wagon]

[Chuck Wagon]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: 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."
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[Portrait of Jessie Bogel Hubbard]

[Portrait of Jessie Bogel Hubbard]

Date: c. 1900
Creator: unknown
Description: 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."
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Indian Artifacts found in Presidio County

Indian Artifacts found in Presidio County

Date: December 1967
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
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Near Fort Davis, Texas

Near Fort Davis, Texas

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
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