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Belle of the Ball

Description: Research paper written for a history class at Marfa High School about a fictitious story explaining scenes, people, and events a young woman in the early 1900s might have experienced.
Date: January 21, 1971
Creator: Newton, Larue
Item Type: Text
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Postcard of Butterfield's Overland Stagecoach]

Description: Postcard of a stagecoach pulled by four horses on a dirt road in the desert. A printed note on the back of the postcard describes the photo, "West Texas - Butterfield's Overland Stage from San Antonio to El Paso is shown here in Wild Rose Pass in the heart of Apache Country between Ft. Stockton and Fort Davis, historic garrisons west of the Pecos."
Date: unknown
Creator: McMenemy, Margo
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Photograph of a Wagon with Lumber]

Description: Photograph of a wagon full of wood, pulled by a team of mules, with a man standing on the back of the wagon. A handwritten note on the back of the photo describes it as a wood freighter from "pre-automobile" years.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Photograph of Young Girl]

Description: Photograph of a young child, the daughter of Dawson and Annie Drake, wearing a plaid dress with her hair in pigtails and standing in a yard with trees and a house in the background and a hoe laying on the ground in front of her.
Date: 195u
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Postcard of Chito Manriques in a Car]

Description: Postcard of a man sitting in an old-fashioned car. A handwritten note on the back of the postcard states that the man is the brother of Juana Dawson, Chito Manriques. There is also a handwritten note in Spanish on the back of the postcard.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Photograph of a Group of Cowboys]

Description: Photograph of a group of men outdoors dressed as cowboys, wearing cowboy hats, and holding and drinking from cups in their hands. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph indicates that the photo was taken during a roundup of wild horses, and a numbered list of the names of the men is included that corresponds to numbers handwritten on the photo.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Photograph of Becky Drake]

Description: Photograph of Becky Drake as a baby, wearing a floral print dress and sitting on a blanket in front of a tree, with a car in the background.
Date: 195u
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Portrait of James Edward Wilson]

Description: Portrait of James Edward Wilson at eight years old, wearing a suit and bow tie and sitting on a tasseled chair.
Date: unknown
Creator: Cornwell, C. T.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Mrs. Pruett's Dollarama

Description: Research paper written for a history class at Marfa High School about Mrs. Ida Mae Pruett's doll collection, consisting of 360 dolls of all sorts at the time this paper was written. The collection includes dolls of all sizes and shapes, styles and colors, and from different countries. This paper includes a small section on the process of making dolls, pieces of furniture Mrs. Pruett uses to display her dolls at her home, and the likeness of a number of dolls from Mrs. Pruett's collection.
Date: 1974
Creator: Espinosa, Rebecca Ann
Item Type: Text
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Portrait of Mrs. Dominguez and Her Sons]

Description: Portrait of Mrs. Dominguez sitting on a chair and holding her son Eziquiel, with her other sons on either side of her, Felix on the left and Ben on the right.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Photograph of Rifles, Pistol, and Bugle]

Description: Photograph of two 22 rifles, a pistol and holster, and a bugle laying on a flat surface. A handwritten note on the back of the photo states that they are from Mr. Stan Dempsey's collection.
Date: April 1971
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Photograph of Alfred Dominguez at Shutze's Restaurant]

Description: Photograph of Alfred Dominguez, another man, and a young girl standing in Schutze's Restaurant. The restaurant has counters and shelves along one wall, a bar with stools along the other, and a seating area in the back.
Date: 1939
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

My Grandparent's Ancestry

Description: Research paper written for a history class at Marfa High School about the author's grandmother's and grandfather's ancestry, Fransiscia (McIntire) Dominquez and Alex Dominquez, respectively.
Date: November 21, 1966
Creator: Dominquez, Tommy
Item Type: Text
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Chon Dominquez

Description: Research paper written for a history class at Marfa High School about Chon Dominguez, who made trips every week to Shafter, Texas, carrying tanks of oil for the usage of the mine machinery. Grammatical corrections are made in red ink, and the questions posed in red ink are answered or clarified in blue ink on the back of the preceding page.
Date: 1966
Creator: Quintanan, Frankie
Item Type: Text
Partner: Marfa Public Library