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[Portrait of Frank Duncan]

Description: Portrait of Frank Duncan with a dark mustache and wearing a suit. A handwritten message on the back of the photo states that it is a "self made" portrait.
Date: 1901
Creator: Duncan, Frank
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Photograph of Francis Wilson's Home]

Description: Photograph of Francis Wilson's home in Presidio County, Texas, which he built for himself and his family. In front of the house are two motorcycles with a man leaning against one of them.
Date: 1907
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Portrait of O. C. Dowe]

Description: Portrait of O. C. Dowe in a suit standing behind an elaborately designed chair with a backdrop of a fancy courtyard behind him. Below the picture is printed the name of the photography studio: "Fey & Braunig, Cuiro & Halletsville, Texas."
Date: 1904
Creator: Fey & Braunig
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Photograph of Chon Dominguez]

Description: Photograph of Chon Dominguez sitting on one of his mules in the team of mules and horses pulling a large oil tank in a wagon.
Date: 1908~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Richard C. Daly's Account to Harry Warren on Jan. 15, 1907, at Presidio, Texas

Description: Richard C. Daly's account to Harry Warren, Deputy Collector of Customs, on January 15, 1907, at Presidio, Texas. Daly arrived in Presidio, Texas, in 1866, after a long stint in the U.S. Army (fought in the Civil War). Daly gives a description of the men, and their wives and children, living in the town during that time.
Date: January 15, 1907
Item Type: Text
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Richard C. Daly's Account to Harry Warren on January 15, 1907, of Presidio, Texas

Description: Richard C. Daly's account to Harry Warren, Deputy Collector of Customs, on January 15, 1907, at Presidio, Texas. Daly arrived in Presidio, Texas, in 1866, after a long stint in the U.S. Army (fought in the Civil War). Daly gives a description of the men, and their wives and children, living in the town during that time.
Date: January 15, 1907
Item Type: Text
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Marfa's Private School, 1905]

Description: Photograph of school children in April 1905. They are outside the school building in Marfa, Texas. The teachers, Elena Lopez and her sister Fe Lopez, stand in the doorway. Written on the blackboard in the photo, "Marfa's Private School, April 6, 1905"
Date: April 6, 1905
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Letter From John Harris to A. M. Avant]

Description: Letter from John W. Harris to A. M. Avant, Esq. The letter concerns blueprints of properties sold and unsold. The letter is on Harris & Rogers Insurance Agents letterhead. The letter is dated January 22, 1901.
Date: January 22, 1901
Creator: Harris, John W.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Letter From R. Avant to A. M. Avant]

Description: Letter from R. Avant to A. M. Avant. The letter concerns family business and real estate. It is written on Dillard & Avant letterhead and dated September 30, 1906.
Date: September 30, 1906
Creator: Avant, R.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Students from San Antonio Female College

Description: Photograph of eleven students at San Antonio Female College, Class of 1904. The women wear formal dresses. Blanche Avant is the second from the left in the top row.
Date: 1904
Creator: Powell
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Texas Sheriff's Association Convention, 1903

Description: Photograph of the 1903 Convention of the Texas Sheriff's Association. A.M. Avant, the President is in the center, his name is written in ink on the photo.
Date: 1903
Creator: Brack, A.A.
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

[Letter From John W. Harris to A. M. Avant]

Description: Letter from John W. Harris to A. M. Avant, Esq., concerning rent for land in Atascosa County. The letter is dated April 24, 1903 and is written on Harris & Rogers Insurance letterhead.
Date: April 24, 1903
Creator: Harris, John W.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Main Street of Alpine]

Description: Postcard of Main Street in Alpine, Texas, in 1909. The road is unpaved. There are several stores and horse-drawn vehicles along the road. Text below the photograph says, "Alpine, Texas. Published by The Palace Pharmacy." The card is addressed to Byron Avant in San Antonio, Texas.
Date: 1909
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Map of Texas Showing Rock Island-Frisco Lones and Connections

Description: Map of Texas that is included in the booklet, Texas A Southwest Empire published by the Rock Island-Frisco Lines and Chicago & Eastern Illinois Railroad in 1909. It shows the Rock Island-Frisco railroad lines and connections in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana and New Mexico.
Date: 1909
Item Type: Map
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Program of First Annual Field Day, West Texas Military Academy, 1909]

Description: Program for the First Annual Field Day at West Texas Military Academy held on April 13, 1909. Events included: shot put, relay races, 50 and 100 yard dashes, high jump, hurdle races, one mile race, 1/2 mile race, three legged race, broad jump, needle race, potato race and consolation race.
Date: April 13, 1909
Item Type: Text
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Sheriff's Posse in Atascosa County, Texas, 1903

Description: Photograph of a Sheriff's posse in Atascosa County, Texas in 1903. The men stand with their rifles in hand, in front of the jail around their prisoner, the bandit "Gomez" who sits in a chair.
Date: 1903
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library