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[Jose Alvarez and Sons Mariachi Band]

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Photograph of Jose Alvarez and his sons, Frank, Jose, Jr. and George. They are dressed in their costumes in October 1939. They form a mariachi band and their instruments are on the ground before them.

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

Creation Information

Creator: Unknown. October 17, 1939.

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This photograph is part of the collection entitled: Marfa, Diversity in the Desert and one other 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 200 times , with 4 in the last month . More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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Marfa Public Library

The West Texas town of Marfa gained a public library in 1947. The current building was donated in 1973, and through the help of organizations such as the Friends of the Marfa Library, the library has been able to continue to provide Marfa residents with access to materials and popular programs. The library has also been instrumental in preserving the unique history of the city and the region.

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Description

Photograph of Jose Alvarez and his sons, Frank, Jose, Jr. and George. They are dressed in their costumes in October 1939. They form a mariachi band and their instruments are on the ground before them.

Physical Description

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

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Marfa, Diversity in the Desert

These photographs document the local history of Marfa and the surrounding area. They include images 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."

Marfa, Diversity in the Desert

These photographs document the local history of Marfa and the surrounding area. They include images 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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  • October 17, 1939

Added to The Portal to Texas History

  • May 10, 2010, 5:02 p.m.

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  • May 31, 2010, 2:33 p.m.

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Citations, Rights, Re-Use

[Jose Alvarez and Sons Mariachi Band], photograph, October 17, 1939; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87998/: accessed March 27, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Marfa Public Library.