[People at a Campground]

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This photograph shows four people standing in a field in front of a campground. To the left, there is an older man in a top hat and a suit with tails, holding a cane in his right hand standing next to a woman in a black dress. To the right, there are two men, one wearing a black suit and one wearing light-colored slacks and a tie; both are wearing hats. They are standing ina field covered in short grass and there is the shadow of a fifth person in the foreground. Behind the people, there are tents set up ... continued below

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1 photograph : b&w ; 3.25 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. More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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Description

This photograph shows four people standing in a field in front of a campground. To the left, there is an older man in a top hat and a suit with tails, holding a cane in his right hand standing next to a woman in a black dress. To the right, there are two men, one wearing a black suit and one wearing light-colored slacks and a tie; both are wearing hats. They are standing ina field covered in short grass and there is the shadow of a fifth person in the foreground. Behind the people, there are tents set up in a semi-circle around them and old-style automoblies and trees spread throughout. Other people, also dressed up are standing around cars and under a ramada. The camp is at the base of some hills covered in bushes.

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1 photograph : b&w ; 3.25 x 10 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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  • Sept. 24, 2008, 7:03 p.m.

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  • Oct. 10, 2009, 4:02 p.m.

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[People at a Campground], photograph, Date Unknown; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth40037/: accessed November 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Marfa Public Library.