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 Decade: 1900-1909
[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.
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Elioza Cordova at Age Three

Elioza Cordova at Age Three

Date: 1909
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Elioza Cordova at age three in 1909 in Terlingua, Texas. She is standing and wearing a dress. She later married Jose Hernandez and had two daughters, and ended up living in Alpine, Texas.
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Emma Golding Bunton,1902

Emma Golding Bunton,1902

Date: 1906
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Emma Golding Bunton in 1902.This photo was included in a research paper by Jean Anne Evans in 1971 for a history class at Marfa High School.
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Ethel's Lock of Hair

Ethel's Lock of Hair

Date: c. 1900
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a page from the Christian family Bible. It shows a lock of Ethel's hair and has this written on it, "This is the first piece of hair that was cut off of little Ethel C.C. Christian's head. Allie wrote it after April 23 1900" This photo was included in a research paper by Mike Shurley for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1968.
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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.
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[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."
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[Group of Tents Under a Tree]

[Group of Tents Under a Tree]

Date: 1900~
Creator: unknown
Description: This photograph shows a group of at least four white tents in a field filled with short grass and bushes. Directly in front of the tents is a wire fence with wooden posts. Behind the tents, there is a large tree to the right, with a roof on posts over a group of people. To the left of the people, there is a covered wagon partially visible and possibly a second wagon to the far left of the photograph. In the distance, there are more trees and mountains. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph reads, "Tents, chuck box, and cook, covered arbor to shade eating area. About 1900."
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[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."
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The Gulf Coast of Texas, The Winter Vegetable Garden of America

The Gulf Coast of Texas, The Winter Vegetable Garden of America

Date: 1906
Creator: Sebastian, John
Description: "The Gulf Coast of Texas" is a booklet published by the Passenger Traffic Department of the Rock Island-Frisco Lines. Chapters include: As to Texas,South Texas in General,What the Land is Like, Crops and Their Returns, Is South Texas a Citrus Region?, The Important Question of Markets, Some Specific Performances, The Question of Cost, The Question of Labor, As to Health and Comfort, Towns of the South Texas Coast, North of the Nueces and The Way to Southern Texas. Included ate two maps, one of the Texas coast and one of the Rock Island-Frisco Railroad Lines.
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Highland Park, the Addition with Character

Highland Park, the Addition with Character

Date: c. 1909
Creator: Highland Improvement Company
Description: Pamphlet advertising real estate in Highland Park, "The Most Beautiful Residence Park in San Antonio".
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