Van Adams at the Gas Pump, 1914

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Photograph of Van Adams at the gas pump in 1914, Marfa, Texas. Description on the back reads, "This is type of service stations. Normally gas was pumped into a 5 gal can & then strained thru chamois skin to keep out dirt. Probably no one remembers Van Adams. His father was a River officer." This photo was included in a research paper by David Newton for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1971.

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1 photographic print: b&w; 3.5 x3.5 in.

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Creator: Unknown. 1914.

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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 96 times . More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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Marfa Public Library

Marfa gained a public library in 1947 with the current building donated in 1973. Through the help of organizations such as the Friends of the Marfa Library, the Library has been able to continue to provide residents with access to materials, programs, and city history.

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Description

Photograph of Van Adams at the gas pump in 1914, Marfa, Texas. Description on the back reads, "This is type of service stations. Normally gas was pumped into a 5 gal can & then strained thru chamois skin to keep out dirt. Probably no one remembers Van Adams. His father was a River officer." This photo was included in a research paper by David Newton for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1971.

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1 photographic print: b&w; 3.5 x3.5 in.

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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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  • 1914

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  • Aug. 29, 2008, 8:18 p.m.

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  • Oct. 12, 2009, 12:35 p.m.

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Van Adams at the Gas Pump, 1914, photograph, 1914; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39557/: accessed July 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Marfa Public Library.