[Row of Houses]

[Row of Houses]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
Buildings At Old Fort Davis - Fort Davis, Texas

Buildings At Old Fort Davis - Fort Davis, Texas

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
[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."
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
Fort Davis, Texas

Fort Davis, Texas

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: This photograph has a handwritten label "Ft. Davis Tex" written across the top and shows several buildings in front of a rocky ridge. On the far left, there is a large white building and there at least five people standing on the porch and nearby. To the right, there is a dark building with something in front of it (possibly some barrels covered in a white cloth) and another white building back behind. To the right of the dark building, there are three lighter colored buildings that look nearly identical; they seem to be made of brick and have white roofs with white pillars across the fronts of their porches. The foreground is an open area covered in desert scrub.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
Fort Davis

Fort Davis

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: This photograph shows a series of buildings that appear to be storefronts. The buildings are built of bricks and one has the words 'feed - water - stable' written on the side. In the foreground, there is a man with a large, old-fashioned bicycle and two dogs nearby. There are also 9 other people ranging along the front of the stores and two horses hitched to a wagon. There appear to be other buildings farther away. In the background there is a rocky cliff rising behind the buildings.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
[Fort Davis in the Snow]

[Fort Davis in the Snow]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: This photograph that shows part of Fort Davis in the winter. In the foreground, there are several large rocks and behind them, to the left, there is a row of nearly identical buildings with porches that appear to be part of Officer's Row. In front of the buildings, there are trees and a road at the edge of a fenced-in field. There is some sort of structure in the middle of the field. In the background, there are other buildings and the slope of a mountain. Everything is covered in snow. Printed text on the back of the photograph reads "We have come a long way with your support! Happy Holidays From The board of directors of the friends of Fort Davis National Historic Site."
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
Harvard Radio Astronomy Station, Fort Davis, Texas

Harvard Radio Astronomy Station, Fort Davis, Texas

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: This photograph shows the Harvard Radio Astronomy Station. To the left, there is a white building that appears to be a pre-fabricated structure; an old-fashioned pickup truck is parked next to the building. To the right, there is a large satellite propped up on what appears to be wooden supports. Two men are standing next to the satellite. In the foreground, there is some scrub and a wire fence enclosing the station area. Behind the station, there are telephone poles and rolling hills with scattered brush. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph reads "Big Bend Sentinel, Marfa, Texas. 4 col x 4 flush mounted 175 cropped."
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
[In Musquiz Canyon]

[In Musquiz Canyon]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: In this photograph, there are two covered vehicles filled with people and hitched to horses; one appears to be a small buggy and the other is a larger wagon. The wagons are standing in a flat area, covered in desert brush in front of the slopes of several rocky ridges. Handwritten notes on the back of the photograph read "Down Musquiz Canyon" and "Horse and buggie days. Early way of sporting."
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
Scene Near Fort Davis

Scene Near Fort Davis

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: In this photograph, there are at least three two-story buildings, presumably houses, in front of a rocky cliff. Two of the buildings have porches and appear to be built of brick. In the foreground, there is an unpaved road and a fence with a gate separating the road from the buildings. The area appears to be mostly dirt with some desert scrub. There is a mountain in the distance behind the farthest house. A handwritten note on the photograph says "scene near Ft Davis."
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
[Rev. William B. Bloys family]

[Rev. William B. Bloys family]

Date: 1895
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the William B. Bloys family.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
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