Blackwell School

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This image was scanned from the negative of the photograph. It shows the buildings of the Blackwell School in Marfa, Texas. In the foreground, the ground is bare dirt and the buildings are in the background. There are at least three different white buildings with many windows and doors. The building in the middle has the name of the school visible over the door. There are shrubs planted against the walls of the buildings. To the right, there is a flagpole (but no flag), a bare tree, and some other shrubs. A handwritten note on the back of the print … continued below

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1 photograph : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.

Creation Information

Creator: Unknown. 1940~.

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This photograph is part of the collection entitled: Marfa, Diversity in the Desert and was provided by the Marfa Public Library to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 1575 times, with 5 in the last month. 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

This image was scanned from the negative of the photograph. It shows the buildings of the Blackwell School in Marfa, Texas. In the foreground, the ground is bare dirt and the buildings are in the background. There are at least three different white buildings with many windows and doors. The building in the middle has the name of the school visible over the door. There are shrubs planted against the walls of the buildings. To the right, there is a flagpole (but no flag), a bare tree, and some other shrubs. A handwritten note on the back of the print says, "Blackwell School about 1940."

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1 photograph : b&w ; 4 x 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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  • 1940~

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  • Sept. 24, 2008, 6:52 p.m.

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  • Jan. 9, 2017, 1 p.m.

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Blackwell School, photograph, 1940~; (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth40069/: accessed June 18, 2024), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Marfa Public Library.

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