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[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

[Baptism in a Creek]

Description: This photograph shows two groups of people on the banks of a body of water that is only partially visible. There are two people standing in the water. In the background, there are trees and mountains. There are two handwritten notes on the back of the photograph that appear to be written by different people; the first says, "Baptism Creek" and the second, "Baptism at dirt tank."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Big Bend National Park]

Description: Photograph of a body of water at Big Bend National Park, with hills and mountain ridges rising up on either side and in the background of the photo. The image accompanied a written speech, with the caption: "Long termed as 'the end of the world' of the 'jumping off' place, the thorns and rocks and adverse geography with the land's beautiful and unusual contrasts have been enjoyed by many people who pass through the Big Bend National Park" (p. 10).
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Birds-Eye-View, Fort Davis, Texas

Description: The photograph on this postcard shows the town of Fort Davis. In the foreground, there is a formation of large rocks and an unpaved road that continues into the middle of the town. To either side of the road, there are various buildings enclosed by fences and surrounded by yards, trees, and windmills. The postcard was sent from Fort Davis March 15 and arrived in Uvalde, Texas March 17, 1918 according to the postmarks. The text, handwritten in ink, reads: "Wednesday. Well Janet how are you today? This picture was taken from some big high rocks in front of my uncle's house. There are hardly any lumber houses here - nearly all dirt or stone. Some are made of pretty pink rocks. They get the different kinds of rock from the mountains in the town or near town. Hope I'll see you again sometime. Miss Ada." The postcard was addressed to Miss Janet Harris.
Date: c. 1918
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Bloys Cabins]

Description: This photograph shows a long, blue building with a porch in front of some low hills. On the left side of the photograph, there are two other blue buildings and a third on the far right, all only partially visible. In the foreground, the area appears to be covered in rocky gravel with scattered scrub; the hills are covered in small trees and bushes. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph says, "Present cabins."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Bloys Cabins]

Description: This photograph shows a long, blue building with a porch in front of some low hills. On the left side of the photograph, there are two other blue buildings and a third on the far right, all only partially visible. In the foreground, the area appears to be covered in rocky gravel with scattered scrub; the hills are covered in small trees and bushes. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph says, "Present cabins."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Bloys Campground]

Description: This photograph shows a large, open field filled with short grass. In the distance, there are trees and what appear to be buildings on the right, at the base of a hill. There are other mountains in the background. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph says, "Bloys in 1907."
Date: 1907~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Bloys Campmeet Pageant

Description: This photograph shows a large group of people standing in a semi-circle under a tree. The people are all dressed up in fancy clothing or pioneer-style clothing. In the back, there are ten women and one man of various ages, but all relatively young, as well as five young children in the front. It appears to be nighttime. There are several handwritten notes on the back. The first notes give these names: "1. Jean Shannon," "4. Sue Johnson," "5. Chere Livingston," "6. Lois Burns," "10. Sargie Ruth Jones." Additionally, there are notes that say, "Re-enactment" and "Bloys Campmeet Pageant."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Bloys Campmeeting]

Description: In this photograph, a group of 13 people (including two children) are standing in front of trees. All of the men and most of the women are wearing hats (and/or bonnets). At the bottom of the photograph there are several handwritten labels: "S. N. B., G. N. Bogel, Jessie B. H. [...] H. J. H. Jr., Eda Jenkins Hubbard, and W. W. Bogel" From left to right, there are: a woman in a white dress with dark-colored sleeves (S. N. B.); a man in a white shirt and bow-tie wearing dark glasses; a second woman in a white dress next to a younger woman wearing a darker-colored dress and bonnet and behind them there is a man wearing a white shirt and tie; a woman in a white dress with a dark pin at the collar holding the hand of a very young boy, also in white, and standing next to a slightly older boy in white with a square collar; a man (directly behind the boys) who appears to be wearing a uniform; two women in white dresses; another man in uniform; and an older man (W. W. Bogel) with a moustache who has something tucked into the waist of his slacks. Directly behind the men to the right, there is some sort of covered vehicle (a buggy or automobile). A handwritten note on the back of the photograph says "Bloys Camp Meeting circa 1913/1916."
Date: [c. 1913 - 1916]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Bloys Campmeeting, 1980-1973

Description: This pamphlet gives an overview of the origins of the Bloys Campmeetings as well as the services available at the 1973 service.
Date: 1973
Creator: Bloys Campmeeting Association
Item Type: Image
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Bloys Campmeeting Association

Description: This pamphlet gives an overview of the origins of the Bloys Campmeetings as well as the services available at the 1970 service.
Date: 1970
Creator: Bloys Campmeeting Association
Item Type: Text
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Bloys Memorial Monument]

Description: This photograph shows a building with a large, white stone monument in front, surrounded by a black fence. To the far left, there are several trees and what appears to be a hill in the distance. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph says, "Stone monument to Rev. Bloys."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Bloys Memorial Monument]

Description: This photograph shows the Bloys Memorial Monument, which is a tall, white shaft made of stone. The monument is surrounded by a short, black fence and stands directly in front of a building with several windows. To the left side of the photograph, a telephone pole and lines are partially visible and there is a large tree to the right side of the photograph.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Bloys Memorial Monument]

Description: This photograph focuses on a tall, white stone monument in front of a large building with a patio. The monument is in an area enclosed by a black fence and there are plants growing within, including some that appear to be rose bushes. To the far right, a tree is partially visible in the foreground. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph says, "Monument at Bloys."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Blue Mountain

Description: This photograph shows a mountain in the distance. In the foreground, there appears to be the edge of an unpaved road and telephone wires up above. Between the road and the mountain, there is a flat area covered in desert scrub. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph reads, "Blue Mountain west of Ft. Davis Tex. June 1929 by H. A. King."
Date: June 1929
Creator: King, H. A.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Building in a Field]

Description: This photograph shows an open field covered in short grass with a shadow of a person or an arm in the foreground. At the edge of the field, there is a small, white building in front of a group of trees. There are at least two automobiles visible beneath the trees. In the background, there is a low mountain directly behind the trees.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Buildings At Old Fort Davis - Fort Davis, Texas

Description: This photograph shows four two-story buildings in front of the rocky cliff of a mountain. In the foreground, there is an area covered with scrub and what looks like an unpaved road and telephone poles in front of the buildings. The buildings to the far left and right look a bit weathered and old, but could still be in use and the one near the center has a pickup truck parked outside. The next building to the right appears to be abandoned and is sagging and falling apart; it looks as though it is made of wood although the others seem to be brick.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Byrd Orchard]

Description: This photograph shows a scenic view of the Byrd orchard. In the foreground, there are two fenced-in fields, the corner of one holds several grazing animals. Along the edge of the fence there are trees and what appears to be an irrigation ditch separating those fields from another field and the orchards. On the right of the photograph, there are several buildings, partially obscured by trees. To the left, there appears to be a slope coveered in desert trees and scrub and there are mountains in the background.
Date: 1924
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

C.F. Crosson in front of the Catholic Church in Fort Davis

Description: Photograph of G.F. Crosson, son of George Crosson, in front of the Catholic Church in Fort Davis that served as parents' home while they built a house, upon their arrival in Texas around 1878. This photo was included in a research paper by Marion Quick for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1967.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Calf Slide - Nations Canyon - Davis Mts.

Description: This photograph is of a small body of water surrounded by rock cliffs. In the center of the photo, trees and other brush are growing atop the rocks. At the bottom of the photograph, the writing "Calf Slide - Nations Canyon - Davis Mts. - #3. Frank Duncan (c) Marfa - Texas" has been added. On the back, there is a signature that appears say "Ben S. Arant".
Date: unknown
Creator: Duncan, Frank
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Camp Building]

Description: This photograph shows an building that is open on three sides, with a blue roof held up by log posts. Inside the building there are rows of long benches and there are two wires attached to the roof of the building and extending outside the picture. To the left of the building, there is a large, metal bell and there are trees behind the building to either side. The foreground looks as though it is bare dirt with some low scrub. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph appears to say, "The [...] for the youth."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Camp Building]

Description: This photograph shows an building that is open on three sides, with a blue roof held up by log posts. Inside the building there are rows of long benches and there are two wires attached to the roof of the building and extending outside the picture. To the left of the building, there is a large, metal bell and there are trees behind the building to either side. The foreground looks as though it is bare dirt with some low scrub. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph appears to say, "The [...] for the youth."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Camp Cabins]

Description: This photograph shows a group of white buildings with trees amongst them. To the left, there is a low wall built of bricks and covered by a white roof of metal siding; behind, there is a tree and at least one other building. To the right, there is another building and tree, and, in the foreground, the patio of a third building which is otherwise not visible in the picture. The ground appears to be gravel with some yellow scrub. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph says, "Present day cabins."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Camp Cabins]

Description: This photograph shows a group of white buildings with trees amongst them. To the left, there is a low wall built of bricks and covered by a white roof of metal siding; behind, there is a tree and at least one other building. To the right, there is another building and tree, and, in the foreground, the patio of a third building which is otherwise not visible in the picture. The ground appears to be gravel with some yellow scrub. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph says, "Present day cabins."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library