Army cooks on U. S. & Mexico border from 1916 to the twenties. Picture

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Illustrated descriptions of the Army field kitchens on the U. S. - Mexico border, 1916-1920, from cooking equipment loaded on mule-drawn wagons to rolling kitchens pulled by trucks. Includes recipe for El Rancho Stew and a diagram of Army Field Range #1 (cook stove).

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1 photographic reproduction of a documentary drawing b&w 28 x 35 cm.

Creation Information

Smithers, W. D. (Wilfred Dudley), 1895-1981. Creation Date: Unknown.

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  • Smithers, W. D. (Wilfred Dudley), 1895-1981. W. D. Smithers, born in Mexico in 1895, was a photographer, amateur historian and botanist, and free-lance journalist of the Big Bend area of Texas. Between 1914 and 1919, he served with the U. S. Army in the Big Bend, first as a civilian muleteer, then as a wagon master. He later was an aerial photographer of the area and in the 1930s photographed the entire U. S. border with Mexico for the International Boundary and Water Commission. From 1936 to 1974, he operated a photography shop in Alpine, Texas, where he became known for lamp shades made of photographs. He recorded life along the Mexican border between 1914 and 1974 in maps, pictures, and a memoir, Chronicles of the Big Bend.

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Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library (Archives of the Big Bend)

The Archives are a department within the Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library at Sul Ross State University in Alpine. Their services include reference assistance, exhibits, reproduction of photos and print materials, and presentations. The Archives' mission focuses on documenting the history of the Trans-Pecos and Big Bend areas, with special emphasis on Brewster, Jeff Davis, and Presidio counties.

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Illustrated descriptions of the Army field kitchens on the U. S. - Mexico border, 1916-1920, from cooking equipment loaded on mule-drawn wagons to rolling kitchens pulled by trucks. Includes recipe for El Rancho Stew and a diagram of Army Field Range #1 (cook stove).

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1 photographic reproduction of a documentary drawing b&w 28 x 35 cm.

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Rescuing Texas History, 2006

Rescuing Texas History is a project that aims to digitize at-risk photographs, maps, artwork, and more. Funding was provided by the Summerlee Foundation of Dallas.

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Start & End Dates

  • 1916 - 1920

Added to The Portal to Texas History

  • April 17, 2006, 12:59 a.m.

Description Last Updated

  • March 12, 2009, 12:52 p.m.

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Smithers, W. D. (Wilfred Dudley), 1895-1981. Army cooks on U. S. & Mexico border from 1916 to the twenties. Picture, artwork, Date Unknown; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth11934/: accessed March 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library (Archives of the Big Bend).