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.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library