[Portrait of a Private]

Description

This photograph is a portrait of a young man (visible from the waist up) wearing the uniform of a private in World War I. The jacket of his uniform has pins on the collar and the buttons have an imprint on them. The uniform also includes a hat that has cords knotted around the brim. The photograph is mounted in a dark-colored frame which has a name handwritten on the back "Graves Bogel."

Physical Description

1 photograph : b&w ; 4 x 6 in. mounted in a frame 5.25 x 7.5 in.

Creation Information

Creator: Unknown. [c. 1914 - 1918].

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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 46 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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Description

This photograph is a portrait of a young man (visible from the waist up) wearing the uniform of a private in World War I. The jacket of his uniform has pins on the collar and the buttons have an imprint on them. The uniform also includes a hat that has cords knotted around the brim. The photograph is mounted in a dark-colored frame which has a name handwritten on the back "Graves Bogel."

Physical Description

1 photograph : b&w ; 4 x 6 in. mounted in a frame 5.25 x 7.5 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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  • [c. 1914 - 1918]

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  • Sept. 24, 2008, 6:18 p.m.

Description Last Updated

  • Oct. 12, 2009, 11:18 a.m.

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[Portrait of a Private], photograph, [c. 1914 - 1918]; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth40158/: accessed November 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Marfa Public Library.