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1930 Wedding

Description: Photograph of a wedding in 1930. The bride and groom are, Cecilia Quintana and Rafael Bejarano. The Best Man is Daniel Quintana and the Maid of Honor is Sixta Quintana. The Flower Girl is Alice Jiminez.
Date: 1930
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[1935 class picture from Casa Piedra]

Description: Class picture of Mrs. Ora Matthews' junior high class in 1935. From left to right: Rita Alvarado, Jesusita Herrera, Josephine Polanco, Conrado Vasquez, Jr., Anita Hernandez, Carmen Vasquez, Cirso Munoz, Catarina Chavez, and Lucilla Polanco. Lucilla Polanco was employed by Casner Motor Company in the 1960s. Josephine Polanco was Mrs. Henry Lujan, Emerald's mother.
Date: 1935
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Additional ruins of Presidio structure]

Description: Photograph of Fort Leaton ruins in the Big Bend desert, near Presidio, Texas. Several wood support beams of varying lengths support the wall structure. A stone marker near the photograph's left quadrant describes the structure. The image accompanied a written speech, with the caption: "The mission was successful, and Christianized many of the tribes until the Padres were called back from this wilderness in the eighteenth century" (pp. 3-4).
Date: 1969
Creator: Edwards, Nancy
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Adobe Bricks]

Description: Photograph of adobe bricks drying outside. They will later be used to build a house nearby. There are short adobe walls in the foreground. In the background are other small buildings.
Date: 1972
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Adobe House]

Description: Photograph of an adobe house. The house does not yet have a roof. The foundation, doors and windows have been completed.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Adobe House]

Description: Photograph of a small adobe house. There is a pile of trash on the side of the house, and a fence in the background.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Adobe House]

Description: Photograph of a small adobe house. There electric poles and power lines behind the house, as well as other small houses.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Adobe House]

Description: Photograph of a small adobe house. There electric poles and power lines behind the house, as well as other small houses.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Adobe House at El Boracho Ranch

Description: Photograph of an adobe house in 1910 located and surrounded by a wooden fence on the El Boracho Ranch. A ladder leans against the structure. The owner of the ranch was Lino Baeza. He raised goats and cows and horses. His fields were watered by the nearby creek. He grew corn, wheat, beans, peas, watermelons, sweet potatoes, peanuts, sugar cane, and pumpkins which were all watered by the creek.
Date: 1910
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Adobe House at El Boracho Ranch

Description: Photograph of an adobe house in 1910 surrounded by a wooden fence on the El Boracho Ranch. A ladder leans against the structure. The owner of the ranch was Lino Baeza. He raised goats and cows and horses. His fields were watered by the nearby creek. He grew corn, wheat, beans, peas, watermelons, sweet potatoes, peanuts, sugar cane, and pumpkins which were all watered by the creek.
Date: 1910
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Adobe Structure]

Description: Photographic detail of an adobe house. Arched shape may be a sort of chimney on a roof.
Date: 1972~
Creator: Graham, Val
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Aerial Photograph of Marfa]

Description: Copy photograph of an aerial view of Marfa, Texas. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph says, "Marfa, Texas - Fall 1919, White canvas hangars under "t," top center, marks airfield to east of town. Picture taken at about 1500' with pocket camera by Lieutenant Stacy C. Hinkle, 11th Aero Squadron, Army Air Service."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Aerial Photograph of River]

Description: Photograph of an aerial view of mountains and a river. There is a bi-plane in flight in the lower right corner.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Aerial View of Camp Holland

Description: Aerial photo of Camp Holland in the Rimrock Mountains in west Texas. This photo was included in a research paper by William Kim Thornsburg for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1966.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[After the deer hunt]

Description: In this photograph, there are two trees with at least three dead dear hanging upside-down from the branches. Two of the deer have been split open and an older man in the center of the photograph is cutting the third. Another man, dressed casually, is watching him work. To the far right, there is a covered buggy or wagon that is unhitched and parked. Behind the men, there is a white spotted dog lying on the ground and a white building, presumably a house. In the background there appear to be mountains. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph says "Geo Gleim & Nick Mansfelder hunting on Joe Espy Ranch north of Ft. Davis, Texas."
Date: November 1916
Creator: Fred J. Feldman Co.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Aircraft Hangar]

Description: Photograph of several people inside an aircraft hangar, including a young child. Several planes are visible in the background, outside the hangar.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Alice Bishop

Description: This photograph shows a young woman sitting in a chair. She is wearing a flowered dress and glasses and has her hair pulled back. Behind her, there is a wall that appears to be made of brick that is partially covered in ivy and has a door to the right. The chair appears to be on a path bordering a bed of flowers and other plants. Some parts of the photograph are obscured by white light. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph says "Alice Bishop." There is a printed border around the photograph.
Date: c. 1938-09
Creator: Fox Company
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Alphonso Bustillos as a Baby

Description: Photograph of Alphonso Bustillos at 10 months old. He was the son on Jesus and Cruz Bustillos of Shafter, Texas and was born in 1908.
Date: 1908~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library