[Old man with a dog]

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This is a photograph of a room filled with items. In the center of the room, there is an older man (Nick Merfelder, the Justice of the Peace at Fort Davis) with a moustache sitting in a chair smoking a pipe and reading something on a short table in front of him. A large dog is sitting next to him with its head in the Merfelder's lap. There are several chairs and tables covered in books, papers, and lambs near the man. The room is relatively large with wood paneling across the floor, far wall, and ceiling and a stove ...

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1 photograph : b&w ; 8 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 109 times . More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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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 is a photograph of a room filled with items. In the center of the room, there is an older man (Nick Merfelder, the Justice of the Peace at Fort Davis) with a moustache sitting in a chair smoking a pipe and reading something on a short table in front of him. A large dog is sitting next to him with its head in the Merfelder's lap. There are several chairs and tables covered in books, papers, and lambs near the man. The room is relatively large with wood paneling across the floor, far wall, and ceiling and a stove in the back. There are windows to the left and right. Various paintings and photographs are hung on the wall. To the right, there is a table with several musical instruments including a violin (or viola) in a case, trombone, and clarinet as well as sheet music on a stand; behind the instruments are a wardrobe, a desk covered in papers, and three coats hanging on the wall. A door in the far wall of the room is open, showing a glimpse of other rooms.

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1 photograph : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.

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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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  • Sept. 24, 2008, 6:07 p.m.

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  • Oct. 10, 2009, 3:58 p.m.

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[Old man with a dog], photograph, Date Unknown; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth40192/: accessed September 27, 2016), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Marfa Public Library.