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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Dipping Cattle on the Bogel Ranch

Dipping Cattle on the Bogel Ranch

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: This photograph shows a vat for dipping cattle and many people standing around it. The people are all wearing light colored shirts, dark pants, and cowboy hats. According to the related report, the people are Graves, Woodworth, and Sarah Bogel (left to right) with Mexican cowhands. The foreground is focused on the dipping vats which is a canal of concrete with wooden gates and filled half-full with water. In the background, there are some other fences, what appears to be part of a wagon to the far right and mountains in the distance.
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[Portrait of a Private]

[Portrait of a Private]

Date: [c. 1914 - 1918]
Creator: unknown
Description: This photograph is a portrait of a young man (visible from the waist up) wearing the uniform of a private in World War I. The jacket of his uniform has pins on the collar and the buttons have an imprint on them. The uniform also includes a hat that has cords knotted around the brim. The photograph is mounted in a dark-colored frame which has a name handwritten on the back "Graves Bogel."
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[Men in a Pen with Cows]

[Men in a Pen with Cows]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: In this photograph, several men, dressed as cowboys (loose shirts, chaps, and cowboy hats) are standing in a wooden pen with cows. To the left, there is some sort of building outside the pen and in front of it, there is a man leaning over. There is a second man standing in the middle of the photograph watching something and two cows are in the pen behind him. To the right, there are two men watching a third man in the foreground who is grabbing onto something (possibly another cow). In the background, more cows are visible on the other side of the pen. On the back of the photograph there is a handwritten note: "Branding scene, W. W. Bogel Ranch. Nicolas Machuck looks over the operation."
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[San Esteban Dam]

[San Esteban Dam]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: In this print, there are actually four different photographs showing different parts of San Esteban Dam and San Esteban Lake. The upper left photograph shows a rocky area with brush and what appears to be a white fence and a stream. Underneath are the handwritten words "San Esteban Dam." The photograph in the upper right shows the lake with the dam wall in the right of the photograph and the foreground shows the shore of the lake; the word "Lake" is handwritten underneath. The photographs at the bottom of the print are less clear, but seem to show different views of the lake, its shores and the islands in it. There appears to be a person and rowboat in the photograph at the bottom right. On the back of the photograph, a handwritten note reads, "Views of San Esteban Dam and lake about 12 miles south of Marfa. Soil conservation and flood control caused the lake to go dry many years ago. Note irrigation ditch on backside of the dam."
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Tinaja Cave in Presidio County, Texas

Tinaja Cave in Presidio County, Texas

Date: 1967
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a cave in a rock outcropping in Presidio County, Texas. This photo was included in a research paper by Nancy Edwards for an American History class at Marfa High School in April 1968.
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[Cattle at a Watering Trough]

[Cattle at a Watering Trough]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: This photograph shows a group of black and white cattle standing around a watering trough that seems to be made of concrete. The ground at the front of the picture is bare and covered in large stones.
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[Men Branding Cattle]

[Men Branding Cattle]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: In this photograph, several men, dressed as cowboys (loose white shirts, chaps, boots, and cowboy hats) are standing in a wooden pen with cows. The man to the left is holding what appears to be a can of some sort. To the right, there is a cow lying on the ground surrounded by four men: one on the left is sitting next to the cow, one is standing next to him and one is standing in front of the cow, the fourth is kneeling near the cow's head. In the right of the photo, there appears to be at least one other cow in the pen and a sixth person. In the background, on the other side of the wooden fence, there are several groups of cows. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "Branding scene, at Perdiz pens, W. W. Bogel Ranch."
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[Group of People Near a Tree]

[Group of People Near a Tree]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: In this photograph, there are five people standing beneath a blooming tree. To the left, there is a young man in rolled-up pants and a dark jacket; he is holding the hand of the older woman next to him who is wearing a long, dark dress. In the middle, there is another older woman wearing a light-colored dress and holding what appears to be a bunch of flowers. To the right, there are two older men, wearing suits and hats. The one to the left has a pipe in his mouth and the one to the left is wearing tall boots. They are standing in the dirt in front of a sidewalk. In the background, there is a building with windows and a porch that looks like a house. At the bottom of the photograph, there are handwritten names labeling the woman to the left "Mrs. W. W. Bogel" and the man to the far right as "W. W. Bogel." A handwritten note on the back of the photograph reads, "Today, June 3, 1983, I showed this picture to Mrs. Jim Tyler. She said the young man is NOT Jim Tyler and that the two older people with Mr. and ...
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