[Typical US Army Camel Corps camp]

Description

Photograph of an illustration depicting a typical camp for the U.S. Army Camel Corps, including supplies, horses, and field personnel. In the foreground, men are organizing supplies while the camels and horses are resting behind them.

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1 photograph : b&w ; 14 x 19 cm.

Creation Information

Creator: Unknown. c. 1857.

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This photograph is part of the collection entitled: Marfa, Diversity in the Desert and was provided by Marfa Public Library to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 2074 times , with 23 in the last month . More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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Description

Photograph of an illustration depicting a typical camp for the U.S. Army Camel Corps, including supplies, horses, and field personnel. In the foreground, men are organizing supplies while the camels and horses are resting behind them.

Physical Description

1 photograph : b&w ; 14 x 19 cm.

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Marfa, Diversity in the Desert

These photographs document the local history of Marfa and the surrounding area, as well as local families and the ghost town of Shafter.

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  • c. 1857

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  • Aug. 29, 2008, 8:25 p.m.

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  • Nov. 21, 2011, 11:57 a.m.

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[Typical US Army Camel Corps camp], photograph, c. 1857; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39489/: accessed October 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Marfa Public Library.