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[At Home Card for Mrs. Henry Coffield]

Description: Wedding announcement card celebrating the marriage of Henry Coffield and his wife. The text reads: "Mrs. Henry Coffield, At Home, Thursday, July third, three to four o-clock."
Date: 1941
Item Type: Text
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Blackwell School

Description: This image was scanned from the negative of the photograph. It shows the buildings of the Blackwell School in Marfa, Texas. In the foreground, the ground is bare dirt and the buildings are in the background. There are at least three different white buildings with many windows and doors. The building in the middle has the name of the school visible over the door. There are shrubs planted against the walls of the buildings. To the right, there is a flagpole (but no flag), a bare tree, and some other shrubs. A handwritten note on the back of the print says, "Blackwell School about 1940."
Date: 1940~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Branding a Calf

Description: Photograph of Juan Morales, Oscar Wells, and Clint Holden branding a calf in a corral on the Brite Ranch in 1941.
Date: 1941
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

L.C. Brite

Description: Photograph of L.C. Brite. Beneath the photo reads, "L.C. Brite. B.C.B. Trustee, 1914-41; President, 1925-41; T.C.U. Trustee, 1912-41. 29 years." He has a mustache and wears a suit and tie.
Date: 1941~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Cavalry at Bloys Campground]

Description: This photograph shows a large group of people. In the front, there are five people sitting on a bench at a low table covered in books and other objects. There is a man in a suit standing in front of them, holding a United States flag on a pole. Back behind, there are people in uniform standing, and others sitting on horseback in a loose semi-circle. In the middle of the photograph there is someone with a movie camera. In the background, there are some trees and what appear to be some mountains. In the bottom right corner, there is a signature that says, "Keith, Marfa." On the back of the photograph, there is a handwritten note that reads, "1944. Big Bend Cavalry, Bloys camp meeting grounds. George Jones commander, R. J. Bledsoe adjutant. Met at Bloys camp mtg. grounds. Joe Peeney standing near table."
Date: 1944~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Frances Faver Cline and Margaret Cline

Description: Photograph of Frances Faver Cline (Mrs. Ira) and Margaret Cline, her daughter-in-law, taken on September 29, 1944. This photo was included in a research paper by Pablo Alvarado for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1972.
Date: September 1944
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Fredrick Alvarado, 1943

Description: Portrait of Fredrick Alvarado, taken on April 18, 1943 in Ruidosa, New Mexico. He fought in World War II.
Date: April 18, 1943
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Ft. Davis Catholic Church]

Description: The Catholic church home where the Crosson family stayed in Ft. Davis. George Francis Crosson is standing in the far left middle of the photograph.
Date: 1940~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Funeral Notice for L.C. Brite

Description: Funeral notice for Lucas Charles Brite, whose funeral was held at the First Christian Church on Friday, September 5, 1941 at 3 pm.
Date: September 5, 1941
Item Type: Text
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Handwritten History of First School

Description: handwritten page by Mr. Blackwell describing the history of Blackwell Jr. High, probably in 1940 at the dedication of the new wing on the school.
Date: 1940~
Item Type: Text
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Highland Cows]

Description: Large enclosed wooden pen of Highland cows on the Crosson ranch. The cows accompanied their calves to town. The calves were shipped to feed lots while the cows were returned to the Crosson ranch.
Date: 1940~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Jimmie Keith and Joan Blondell

Description: Photograph of the photographer Jimmie Keith with actress Joan Blondell at Fort Hood. She wears a helmet and goggles.
Date: 1943
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

The Luis Morales Family

Description: Photograph of the Morales family on horseback in 1949. (L-R): Luis Morales, Ben Morales, Adam Morales, and Sam Morales. They were long-time employees of the Brite Ranch in West Texas.
Date: 1949
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Manuel Colomo in Italy, 1945]

Description: Manuel Colomo in 1945, standing in front of the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Pisa, Italy. He is wearing the uniform of a U.S. soldier
Date: July 4, 1945
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library