[Campers in a Field]

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This photograph shows a very large group of people standing together in a line, with two smaller groups sitting on the ground in front of them. The closest group appears to be four men in dark suits. They are too far away to make out much detail, but several of the people seem to be holding up dark-colored umbrellas. The foreground shows that the area is a large open field covered in short grass and brush. In the background, there are trees, white tents, and various other items as well as mountains behind them. A handwritten note on the back ...

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1 photograph : b&w ; 5 x 7 in.

Creation Information

Creator: Unknown. 1900~.

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

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Marfa Public Library

The Marfa Public Library materials include photographs that document their local history. Images include photographs 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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Description

This photograph shows a very large group of people standing together in a line, with two smaller groups sitting on the ground in front of them. The closest group appears to be four men in dark suits. They are too far away to make out much detail, but several of the people seem to be holding up dark-colored umbrellas. The foreground shows that the area is a large open field covered in short grass and brush. In the background, there are trees, white tents, and various other items as well as mountains behind them. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph reads, "All campers on the ground, about 1900."

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1 photograph : b&w ; 5 x 7 in.

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  • Accession or Local Control No: 1973.02.34
  • Accession or Local Control No: 1971.05.23
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metapth40019

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Marfa, Diversity in the Desert

The Marfa Public Library contributes its collection of photographs that document the local history of Marfa and the surrounding area. Images include photographs 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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  • 1900~

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  • Sept. 24, 2008, 7:09 p.m.

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  • Sept. 12, 2016, 6:02 p.m.

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[Campers in a Field], photograph, 1900~; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth40019/: accessed September 30, 2016), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Marfa Public Library.