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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

Annual Catalog of the Pleasanton High School Term of 1906 and 1907

Description: Annual catalog of the Pleasanton High School for 1906 and 1907. It contains a description of Atascosa County, courses of study for grades one through ten, and features many local advertisements. The name Ben S. Avant is written in pencil on the front cover.
Date: 1906
Item Type: Text
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Bill and Lucius Bunton, 1907

Description: Photograph of Bill and Lucius Bunting riding in a buckboard pulled by Sorrel in 1907. This photo was included in a research paper by Jean Anne Evans in 1971 for a history class at Marfa High School.
Date: 1907
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Bill and Lucius Bunton, Sr. in 1907

Description: Photograph of Lucius and Bill Bunton riding on Angelito and Bravo in 1907. This photo was included in a research paper by Jean Anne Evans in 1971 for a history class at Marfa High School.
Date: 1907
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

Bunton Children, 1907

Description: Photograph of Lucius, Jr.; Emma; Anna Belle; and Bill Bunton in 1907. They sit outdoors near some mountains. This photo was included in a research paper by Jean Anne Evans in 1971 for a history class at Marfa High School.
Date: 1907
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Bunton Children and Dandy, 1908

Description: Photograph of a bunch of the Bunton children with their donkey Dandy around 1908. This photo was included in a research paper by Jean Anne Evans in 1971 for a history class at Marfa High School.
Date: 1908~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Bunton Family, 1907

Description: Photograph of Bill; Lucius, Jr.; Anna Belle and their mother, Amy Bunton in 1907. They stand outdoors near some mountains. This photo was included in a research paper by Jean Anne Evans in 1971 for a history class at Marfa High School.
Date: 1907
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Bunton Family Photo in 1903

Description: Photograph of Bunton family members Bill, Mr. Lucius Bunton, Sr.; Lucius Jr.; unknown; Amy; Emma; Belle; Sam; Joe; Oren; and unknown in 1903. This photo was included in a research paper by Jean Anne Evans in 1971 for a history class at Marfa High School.
Date: 1903
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

T.C. Davis as a Child

Description: Photograph of T.C. Davis, son of W.W. and Lizzie Davis. He was born in 1902. In the picture he is wearing a hat and holding a cane. This photo was included in a research paper by Joh Polson for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1978.
Date: c. 1905
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Campers in a Field]

Description: This photograph shows a very large group of people standing together in a line, with two smaller groups sitting on the ground in front of them. The closest group appears to be four men in dark suits. They are too far away to make out much detail, but several of the people seem to be holding up dark-colored umbrellas. The foreground shows that the area is a large open field covered in short grass and brush. In the background, there are trees, white tents, and various other items as well as mountains behind them. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph reads, "All campers on the ground, about 1900."
Date: 1900~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Campground Eating Area]

Description: This photograph shows a group of people or all ages under a large tree. In the center of the photograph, there is a long table with people sitting around it and there are other people standing to either side in front of them. The men are wearing suits with ties and the women are wearing dresses; almost all of them are wearing hats. In the background, there are more trees, and, to the left some buggies or old-style automobiles. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph reads, "Eating area (1900)."
Date: 1900~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Church History Book III

Description: Book handwritten by Blanche Avant titled, "Church History Book III." The book concerns the history of Christianity during the sixteenth century.
Date: 1902-03-04/1902-04-03
Item Type: Book
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Church History: Book IV

Description: Journal written by Blanche Avant titled, "Church History, Book IV," about the history of the Episcopal church. The final pages of the journal contain recipes.
Date: April 5, 1902
Creator: Avant, Blanche
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[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
Item Type: Text
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Conners, John Francis

Description: Photograph of John Francis Connersas a young man. This photo was included in a research paper by Mary Francis Conners for an American History Class at Marfa High School in 1969.
Date: 1909
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

The Crosson Family at Goat Mountain Ranch

Description: Photograph of the Crosson family at the Goat Mountain Ranch in 1901. Pictured L-R, are Lizzie, Johnny, George, Jr., Charlie, and W. W. Davis. The others are unknown. This photo was included in a research paper by Jon Polson for an American History class at Marfa High School in January 1978.
Date: 1901
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Early cowhands]

Description: Two men are standing over a bound steer, and one man is squatting beside it. The squatting man is facing the camera. The man on the far left is L.D. Bunton and the man in the center is O.M. Bunton. The third man is watching the steer.
Date: 1900~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Elioza Cordova at Age Three

Description: Photograph of Elioza Cordova at age three in 1909 in Terlingua, Texas. She is standing and wearing a dress. She later married Jose Hernandez and had two daughters, and ended up living in Alpine, Texas.
Date: 1909
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Emma Golding Bunton,1902

Description: Photograph of Emma Golding Bunton in 1902.This photo was included in a research paper by Jean Anne Evans in 1971 for a history class at Marfa High School.
Date: 1906
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Ethel's Lock of Hair

Description: Photograph of a page from the Christian family Bible. It shows a lock of Ethel's hair and has this written on it, "This is the first piece of hair that was cut off of little Ethel C.C. Christian's head. Allie wrote it after April 23 1900" This photo was included in a research paper by Mike Shurley for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1968.
Date: 1900~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library