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[Class Schedule for Ben Avant, 1907]

Description: Class schedule from West Texas Military Academy for Ben Avant, 5th Form, dated Sept 18, 1907. Classes included: Study Hall, Spanish II, Plain Geometry, History V, English V, Algebra V, Arithmetic V, And English Grammar. Signed by Principal A. G Blackwell.
Date: September 18, 1907
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Dance Card for The Story Book Ball]

Description: Dance Card with pencil from The Story Book Ball held on March 3, 1919 at the Gunter Hotel in San Antonio, Texas. The dance was sponsored by the Merry Maids Musical Club. Names of dance partners are listed on the pages inside. Dances include the Foxtrot, Waltz and One Step.
Date: March 3, 1919
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Hans Briam

Description: Research paper written by Martha Dempsey for a class at Marfa High School in 1972. The paper is about the ancestors and life of Hans Briam. He was a merchant in San Antonio and Marfa, Texas in the early twentieth century. His slogan was, "I never sleep".
Date: 1972
Creator: Dempsey, Martha
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Letter from Sister Mary Prendergast, 1978]

Description: Letter written in 1978 by Sister Mary Prendergast of the Incarnate Word Generalate in San Antonio thanking Mrs. Murphy Bennett of Marfa Hight School for sharing papers and photographs with her and asking for duplicates of the photos.
Date: December 5, 1978
Creator: Prendergast, Sister Mary
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Portrait of Jessie Bogel Hubbard]

Description: In this photograph, a young woman is posing in what appears to be a long, white wedding dress. She is wearing an intricate necklace around her throat and holding a bouquet of flowers in front of her. In the background, there is an ornate window and ledge. On the back of the photograph, there is a handwritten note that says "Jessie Bogel Hubbard about 1900 probably San Antonio."
Date: 1900~
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Sarah Newton Bogel]

Description: In this photograph, a young woman in a long, white dress decorated with ruffles and wearing a matching bonnet and gloves is posing for a portrait. She appears to be standing on a very small flight of stairs (only two or three) next to an intricately carved wooden railing. Her right hand is stretched out to hold a basket of flowers perched on a carved post at the top of the stairs. In the background there is a tree outside a window, and a wall decorated with carvings and climbing ivy. On the back of the photograph, a handwritten note reads, "Mrs. W. W. Bogel (Sarah Newton) about 1876 probably in San Antonio."
Date: c. 1876
Partner: Marfa Public Library