Improvement in Faucets.

Improvement in Faucets.

Date: September 18, 1877
Creator: Lempert, William S.
Description: Patent for "an improved faucet, which shall be so constructed that it will not be liable to be injured by being screwed into and out of the cask, which will not be liable to leak, which will have the button of the valve-stem protected from accidental injury, and shall be simple in construction and easily operated." (Lines 8-15) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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[Photograph of a Doll]

[Photograph of a Doll]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a bisque doll from Teda W. Neill's collection with blonde hair and a silver dress, standing on the floor and leaning against a wall with floral wallpaper.
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Presidio Co.

Presidio Co.

Date: 1911
Creator: Clark, S. C. & Giles, J. Bascom
Description: Blue line print of survey map of Presidio County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, blocks of land, towns, and railroads. A group of three separate tracts are outlined in red pencil and labeled Gage, Bright, and Likes Bros. The back of the map has handwritten annotations of columns of numbers listed under the heading "1948 Rolls. FOWLKES BROS - continued." Scale [ca. 1:444,444] (10,000 varas to 3/4 of an inch).
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[Bishop Family House]

[Bishop Family House]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: This photograph shows a house situated on a lawn. In the foreground, there are low bushes and plants lining the yard which is grassy and has scattered plants throughout. The house is a single story with several windows and a patio with several posts and a low wall enclosing it. There is ivy covering the near corner of the house and several of the posts around the patio. In the background, there are several tall trees. There is a handwritten note on the back of the frame: "Made adobes. Bishop house where Audrey Minms lives now."
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Josepha Castro

Josepha Castro

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photographic postcard of Josepha Castro. A description of this photo by Eddie Rivera reads," Mrs. Castro was born in Shafter, Texas. She was best known for her fine knitting. She knitted fine articles and sold them. It was her hobby. She sold them only to make enough money to buy more supplies. She is the aunt of the Ignacio Campos family. She was a very religious person. She also liked to help the people who could not afford to buy or have something. You might have called her 'The Salvation Army'."
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Officers' Quarters at Camp Holland, Texas

Officers' Quarters at Camp Holland, Texas

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of officers' houses at Camp Holland in the Rimrock mountains 12 miles west of Valentine, Texas. Window panes, heating apparatus, all furnishings have long been gone. The water supply came from a great flowing spring in the deep canyon on the right. The supposed massacre occurred a quarter of a mile to the left of the buildings. This photo was included in a research paper by William Kim Thornsburg in an American History class at Marfa High School in 1966.
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[Mary Martha Coffield with dog]

[Mary Martha Coffield with dog]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: A young Mary Martha Coffield is sitting on a bench, hugging a small dog. Two other young girls are to the left of her.
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Aerial View of Camp Holland

Aerial View of Camp Holland

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Aerial photo of Camp Holland in the Rimrock Mountains in west Texas. This photo was included in a research paper by William Kim Thornsburg for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1966.
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[Ruth and Henry Coffield]

[Ruth and Henry Coffield]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Ruth and Henry Coffield sitting side by side in a tent in 1919.
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Buildings at Camp Holland

Buildings at Camp Holland

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of buildings in the mountains at Camp Holland, Texas. The two long buildings in the front are the barracks and the middle building is the mess hall. The four buildings in the background are officers' quarters. The barracks are built of stone. Cacti grow in the foreground. This photo was included in a research paper by William Kim Thornsburg in an American History class at Marfa High School in 1966.
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