[Family with a Wagon]

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This photograph shows a family that appears to be getting ready to leave in a wagon. To the left, a man wearing a suit and hat is leaning down to pick up a young girl with curls wearing a plaid shirt and white dress. The woman directly to the right is wearing a white shirt with a dark skirt and bonnet and has her hands outstretched to push the girl forward; she has a white bonnet in her right hand. There are two young boys on the right, both wearing with shirts and dark slacks. There is a large duffel ... continued below

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1 photograph : b&w ; 8.25 x 10 in.

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

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Description

This photograph shows a family that appears to be getting ready to leave in a wagon. To the left, a man wearing a suit and hat is leaning down to pick up a young girl with curls wearing a plaid shirt and white dress. The woman directly to the right is wearing a white shirt with a dark skirt and bonnet and has her hands outstretched to push the girl forward; she has a white bonnet in her right hand. There are two young boys on the right, both wearing with shirts and dark slacks. There is a large duffel bag infront of the man and the little girl. The wagon has large wheels and a white cover over the top. There is something wooden sticking out the back with initials on it (they appear to be 'WTJ') and a lantern hanging off of it. Behind the wagon there is a large tree. It appears to be nighttime in the photograph.

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1 photograph : b&w ; 8.25 x 10 in.

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User Feedback: "W. T. Jones and wife, Alice Jones with their daughter, Jessie May and two sons, George Lee and William Frank. I'm estimating the period is around 1905 because George i'm assuming is in the middle and he looks to be about 6 to 8 years old.

Jessie May was born 1893
William Frank was born 1895
George Lee was born 1897"

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Marfa, Diversity in the Desert

These photographs document the local history of Marfa and the surrounding area. They include images of many families, including the Crosson, Contrera, Cordova, Chavarria, Campos, Cline, Love, Vasquez, Porter, Jordan, and Rivera families. Also featured are photos of the ghost town of Shafter, and pictures of the set for the movie "Giant."

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  • Sept. 24, 2008, 7:16 p.m.

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  • Dec. 15, 2016, 1:32 p.m.

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[Family with a Wagon], photograph, Date Unknown; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39997/: accessed April 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Marfa Public Library.