[William Franklin Mitchell and Mrs. Mitchell]

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Copy print of an oval portrait of Mr. William Franklin Mitchell and his wife, visible from the chest up. Mr. Mitchell is wearing a light-colored suit with a dark bow tie; his wife is wearing a light-colored dress with lace embellishments around the collar. The image accompanied a written speech, with the caption: "In August of 1884, William Franklin Mitchell moved to Presidio County" (p. 8).

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1 photograph : b&w ; 5 x 8 cm.

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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 60 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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  • Main Title: [William Franklin Mitchell and Mrs. Mitchell]
  • Added Title: My Land, My Heritage, My Hope: Slide 69

Description

Copy print of an oval portrait of Mr. William Franklin Mitchell and his wife, visible from the chest up. Mr. Mitchell is wearing a light-colored suit with a dark bow tie; his wife is wearing a light-colored dress with lace embellishments around the collar. The image accompanied a written speech, with the caption: "In August of 1884, William Franklin Mitchell moved to Presidio County" (p. 8).

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1 photograph : b&w ; 5 x 8 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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My Land, My Heritage, My Hope (Paper)

My Land, My Heritage, My Hope

Paper submitted to the Junior Historical Society state writing contest held by the Texas State Historical Society, discussing historical landmarks, landscape, and people of Marfa. This written speech accompanied photographic slides (noted in the text with slide numbers).

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My Land, My Heritage, My Hope, ark:/67531/metapth39396

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  • Aug. 29, 2008, 8:11 p.m.

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  • April 3, 2015, 1:20 p.m.

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[William Franklin Mitchell and Mrs. Mitchell], photograph, Date Unknown; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39645/: accessed July 28, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Marfa Public Library.