Cavalry officers of the 1916-1921 period. Picture

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Drawings of officers in charge of activities on the U.S.-Mexico border between 1916 and 1921, indicating ranks and commands.

Physical Description

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

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Smithers, W. D. (Wilfred Dudley), 1895-1981. 1920.

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This artwork is part of the collection entitled: Rescuing Texas History, 2006 and was provided by Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library (Archives of the Big Bend) to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 138 times . More information about this work can be viewed below.

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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 of the Big Bend seek to preserve, arrange, and make available the University archive, manuscript collection, books, and other research resources that pertain to the area west of the Pecos River and east of present-day El Paso County in Texas as well as the areas of northern Mexico.

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Description

Drawings of officers in charge of activities on the U.S.-Mexico border between 1916 and 1921, indicating ranks and commands.

Physical Description

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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Creation Date

  • 1920

Start & End Dates

  • 1916 - 1921

Added to The The Portal to Texas History

  • April 17, 2006, 12:45 a.m.

Description Last Updated

  • March 12, 2009, 1 p.m.

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Smithers, W. D. (Wilfred Dudley), 1895-1981. Cavalry officers of the 1916-1921 period. Picture, artwork, 1920; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth11943/: accessed September 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library (Archives of the Big Bend).