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[Portrait of the Delgadillo Sisters]

Description: Portrait of three little girls in white dresses on a ranch. They are, from left to right, Rosa Delgadillo, Cruz Delgadillo, and Juana Mata.
Date: June 13, 1932
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[View of Alpine]

Description: Photograph of an aerial view of Alpine, Texas. Visible are several houses and other buildings. The photograph was taken from the top of a hill. A handwritten note at the bottom of the photograph says, "Alpine Tex."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Early Alpine]

Description: Panoramic photograph of a view of early Alpine, Texas. The photograph was taken from the top of a hill and is looking down on the town. There is a large hill in the background. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph says, "N. Keith has negative - can make much larger. Early Alpine."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Andes Alvorado

Description: Photograph of Andres Alvorado in Terllingua in 1919. He is on horseback. He was a revolutionary who rode with Pancho Villa.
Date: 1919
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

Cruz Cordova at Age 15

Description: Photograph of Cruz Cordova at the age of 15 in 1929 at Marathon, Texas. He became a carpenter, married Fita Cordova and had a daughter, Carol Cordova.
Date: 1929
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

CCC Camp

Description: Photograph of the Civilian Conservation Corps Camp located in the Chisos Mountains taken on November 26, 1937. The company stationed at this camp was 1855, it was under the command of Lt. Wm. L. Hagman and Lt. Archie L. Murray, second in command.
Date: November 26, 1937
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Two bobcats at Big Bend National Park]

Description: Photograph of two bobcats drinking from a body of water at Big Bend National Park. The image accompanied a written speech, with the caption: "Ranchers often have to hunt mountain lion, coyote, and bobcat to protect their flocks of sheep and newborn calves" (p. 11).
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Javelina at Big Bend National Park]

Description: Photograph of a javelina at Big Bend National Park. The image accompanied a written speech, with the caption: "Rattlesnake, badger, and Javelina make the dry, brushy areas their domain. Many ranch children have raised baby Javelinas into fine pets" (p. 11).
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Badger at Big Bend National Park]

Description: Photograph of a badger at Big Bend National Park. The image accompanied a written speech, with the caption: "Rattlesnake, badger, and Javelina make the dry, brushy areas their domain" (p. 11).
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Bighorn sheep at Big Bend National Park]

Description: Photograph of two male and one female bighorn sheep on the side of a hill or mountain, surrounded by desert brush and bushes at Big Bend National Park. The image accompanied a written speech, with the caption: "Bighorn sheep are being reintroduced in the rocky mountains of the Black Gap Game Preserve" (p. 11).
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Quail at Big Bend National Park]

Description: Photograph of two quail standing on stones in front of brush and greenery at Big Bend National Park. The image accompanied a written speech, with the caption: "Quail and dove seasons net a good time and a fine meal as well as controlling flock population" (p. 11).
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Antelope herd at Big Bend National Park]

Description: Photograph of an antelope herd at Big Bend National Park; more than fifteen antelope are running across a large grassy plain. The image accompanied a written speech, with the caption: "The wildlife is as varied as the land on which it feeds. During the hunting seasons, sportsmen come to kill mule deer and antelope. The casual traveler can usually spot both grazing in the pastures" (p. 11).
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Body of water at Big Bend National Park surrounded by buildings and hills]

Description: Photograph a river winding through the desert landscape at Big Bend National Park. Some buildings are visible in the background. The image accompanied a written speech, with the caption: "The native has a deep respect of the land which the traveler must quickly learn if he takes it upon himself to stray from the trails" (p. 10).
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Small body of water at Big Bend National Park]

Description: Photograph of the banks of a curving river at Big Bend National Park. Vegetation is growing along the banks of the water and there are desert hills rising on the right side of the photo. The image accompanied a written speech, with the caption: "An excellent highway curves through terrain in which hikers are often lost in the rough mountains of the park along the Rio Grande. The native has a deep respect for the land which the traveler must quickly learn if he takes it upon himself to stray from the trails" (p. 10).
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Sul Ross Normal College]

Description: Photograph of the administration building and another academic building at Sul Ross Normal College, in Alpine, Texas. Both buildings are large, three-story brick buildings with Greek revival architecture, including multi-story white columns around the entrances. The image accompanied a written speech, with the caption: "Several groups of concerned people began to work for a college to serve the surrounding counties" (p. 9).
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Location Info:
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Picture of Big Bend desert landscape]

Description: Photograph of mountain peaks outside of Alpine, Texas, which are part of the Davis Mountain range. A desert landscape and a grove of trees are visible in the foreground. The image accompanied a written speech, with the caption: "This is a land which has fought against those who have tried to make it home since its creation" (p. 1).
Date: 1969
Creator: Edwards, Nancy
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Hilario, Trinadad and Elosia Cordova]

Description: Photograph of Hilario, Trinadad and Elosia Cordova. This photo was included in a research paper by Lorena Molinar for an American History Class at Marfa High School in 1967.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Felipe Carrasco Getting Water from a Well

Description: Photograph of Felipe Carrasco (1897-1923) getting water from a well. This photo was included in a research paper by Rolando Ontineros for a history class at Marfa High School in 1967.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Andres Alvorado on Horseback

Description: Photograph of Andres Alvorado on horseback. He worked for Rafael Carrasco on his ranch. This photo was included in a research paper by Daniel R. Lujan for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1966.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Workers on Carrasco Ranch

Description: Photograph of workers that were making a road to the house on the Carrasco Ranch in West Texas. The men are: Rijino Zubiate of Alpine, TX; Abel Delgadillo of Ojinaga; Agopito Zubiate of Pecos, Texas; Mike Montoyo of Alpine, Texas; Juan Young of Cloudcroft, Texas; and G.A. Glenn of El Paso.
Date: 1937
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Lino Campos

Description: Photograph of Lino Campos. He wears a hat and suspenders.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library