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[Photograph of Group of People Near a Pond]
Photograph of a group of people standing in front of a small body of water. The people are all dressed up, the women in long dresses (mostly white) and hats and the men in dark suits and hats. One or two men are on horseback to the right. At the far right of the photograph, there are several large trees and more trees in the background. Handwritten notes on the back of the photograph name a few of the people: "Estelle Bloys," "Ezra Cook," and "Miss Mabel Bloys."
[Close up of Big Bend area landscape]
Photograph of a rocky mountain ( part of the Davis Mountain range) behind a line of trees in the Big Bend area of Jeff Davis County, Texas. The image accompanied a written speech, with the caption: "[According to an] Indian legend [...] After the heavens, the earth, and the living creatures had been shaped, the Great Spirit had a great accumulation of rocks and stony material left over. Even the Evil Spirit refused the pile, and so it became the mighty Big Bend of Texas" (p. 1).
[Canine artifact]
Photograph of an oval, white soapstone Indian artifact carved with the shape of a small canine. The image accompanied a written speech, with the caption: "The first tribe of Indians to be recorded were called the 'Basketmakers.' They quickly faded into the background with the coming of the Jumanos" (pp. 2-3).
Carolina and John Humphries
Photgraph of Carolina Borunda Humphries with the her husband John in Fort Davis, Texas.
[Photograph of Milliner's Model Dolls]
Photograph of two Milliner's model dolls from Teda W. Neill's collection on top of a wooden dresser. In the foreground is a doll with a white dress sitting in a chair, with a smaller unclothed doll in the background.
[Portrait of Mrs. Dominguez and Her Sons]
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.
[Photograph of Teda W. Neill with Her First Doll]
Photograph of Teda W. Neill standing next to and looking at a doll displayed in an ornate frame. A handwritten note on the back of the photo identifies the doll as the first in her collection of dolls.
[Photograph of German Bisque Doll]
Photograph of a small doll in a blue dress sitting on a wooden table. A handwritten note on the back of the photo states that it is a German bisque doll and was purchased for Teda W. Neill by her husband.
[Photograph of Alex Dominguez's Children]
Photograph of six men in suits and one woman in a black dress with a black veil. A handwritten note on the back of the photo indicates that the photo was taken at Alex Dominguez's funeral, and includes his seven living children.
[Photograph of Hickory Nut and Apple Dolls]
Photograph of five dolls from Teda W. Neill's collection standing on a white surface leaning against a white wall. The two large dolls are apple dolls, and the three smaller ones are hickory nut dolls dressed as mountaineers.
[Photograph of China and Bisque Dolls]
Photograph of seven tiny china and bisque dolls at the foot of a bed with a large, ornate wooden headboard.
[Photograph of Texas Rangers in Valentine, Texas]
Photograph of a group of Texas Rangers in Valentine, Texas. Three of the men are sitting in a wagon pulled by horses, and the other three are riding horses. The first horse rider from the left is O. C. Dowe, Millie Wilson's husband.
[Photograph of Greiner and M. & S. Superior Dolls]
Photograph of two dolls from Teda W. Neill's collection in a shadowbox with an ornate frame. On the left side is a Greiner doll in a long black dress, and on the right a smaller M. & S. Superior doll.
[Photograph of Teda W. Neill with Her First Doll]
Photograph of Teda W. Neill standing next to a doll with a checkered dress displayed in an ornate frame. The doll was the first in her collection.
[Photograph of Hickory Nut and Apple Dolls]
Photograph of five dolls from Teda W. Neill's collection standing on a stone surface and leaning against a wall. The two large dolls are apple dolls, and the three smaller ones are hickory nut dolls dressed as mountaineers.
[Photograph of French Fashion Dolls]
Photograph of two French Fashion dolls from Teda W. Neill's doll collection. Both dolls are wearing elaborate dresses, and between them is a table with a silver tablecloth and a sign that says, "French Fashion dolls."
[Photograph of China Dolls]
Photograph of ten china dolls from Teda W. Neill's collection in a shadowbox with panes like a window. The dolls vary in size from relatively large to very small.
[Photograph of Wax Dolls]
Photograph of six wax dolls from Teda W. Neill's collection in a wooden shadowbox. The dolls are unique in size and appearance and include an elderly couple.
[Photograph of J. D. Kestner Doll]
Photograph of a J. D. Kestner life-size baby doll from Teda W. Neill's doll collection. The doll is wearing a white gown and sitting in a wooden baby carriage which, according to the handwritten note on the back of the photo, is an antique from the 1860's.
[Photograph of Greiner and M. & S. Superior Dolls]
Photograph of two dolls from Teda W. Neill's collection in a shadowbox. The larger doll is a Greiner doll and wears a black dress, and the other is an M. & S. Superior doll.
[Photograph of Mulhern Dam]
Photograph of Mulhern Dam in a canyon near Fort Davis, Texas, with a car driving on the road beside it and several horses standing in the river and drinking.
[Photograph of German Bisque Doll]
Photograph of a small doll from Teda W. Neill's collection in a blue dress sitting on a metal table outside, with shadows from a tree on the wall behind it.
[Photograph of China Dolls]
Photograph of ten china dolls from Teda W. Neill's collection in a shadowbox made to look like a window with four panes. The dolls are varying sizes, some large and some very small.
[Photograph of Carved Wooden Dolls]
Photograph of three wooden dolls from Teda W. Neill's collection standing on a stone surface in front of a wall. The doll on the far left is a flat board doll, and the other two are hand-carved wooden dolls.
[Photograph of a Doll]
Photograph of a bisque doll from Teda W. Neill's collection with blonde hair, a silver dress, and a white knit hat, standing on a doily in front of white curtained doors.
[Photograph of Wax Dolls]
Photograph of six wax dolls from Teda W. Neill's collection in a wooden shadowbox on a wooden table. The dolls are unique in size and appearance and include an elderly couple, a woman holding a baby, and a man with a jug.
[Photograph of French Fashion Dolls]
Photograph of two French Fashion dolls from Teda W. Neill's doll collection. Both dolls are wearing elaborate dresses, and between them is a table with a silver tablecloth and a sign that says, "French Fashion dolls."
[Portrait of Wedding Party]
Wedding portrait of bride and groom, Mr. And Mrs. Nasario Onate, with bridesmaid and groomsman, Mr. and Mrs. Dominguez.
[Photograph of Milliner's Model Dolls]
Photograph of two Milliner's model dolls from Teda W. Neill's collection on top of a wooden dresser. In the foreground is a doll with a white dress sitting in a chair, with a smaller unclothed doll in the background.
[Photograph of Old Fort Davis]
Photograph of the buildings of Old Fort Davis in the distance in front of a hill, with a small stream in the foreground.
[Photograph of Carved Wooden Dolls]
Photograph of three wooden dolls from Teda W. Neill's collection standing on a white cabinet. The doll on the far left is a flat board doll, and the other two are hand-carved wooden dolls.
[Photograph of China and Bisque Dolls]
Photograph of seven tiny china and bisque dolls at the foot of a bed with a large, ornate wooden headboard. According to the handwritten note on the back of the photo, the bed and dolls were purchased by Teda W. Neill at the same auction in De Queen, Arkansas.
[Photograph of J. D. Kestner Doll]
Photograph of a J. D. Kestner life-size baby doll from Teda W. Neill's doll collection. The doll is wearing a white gown and sitting in an antique wooden baby carriage from the 1860's.
[Photograph of People and Horses in a Field]
Photograph showing a large open area covered in short grass and brush with mountains in the distance. In the field, there are people of all ages milling about, some leading horses. To the right, there is a large group of horses in a rope corral with several people standing at the edge, looking at them. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph says, "In the beginning, people came in hacks, buggies, wagons and horse back. On the last morning, the horses were rounded up and held in a rope corral, while being caught."
[Photograph of Row of Houses]
Photograph of a row of 13 nearly identical houses. Each house is brick and has a white front with a short flight of stairs from the ground to a porch surrounded by white pillars. There appear to be other buildings behind the initial row. In the foreground, the ground is bare and there are several mounds of dirt. In the background, there are hills covered in desert brush.
[Postcard of Cattle Round-Up]
Postcard of a herd of dark-colored cattle graze in an open field. In the foreground, there appears to be an unpaved road and a barbed wire fence enclosing the field. Behind the herd, there are three people on horseback. In the background, there are mountains and the open area continues, covered in scrub and small bushes. On the back of the postcard, there is a typed note which reads "Whiteface Hereford cattle add life and color to the mountain pastures." and also a handwritten note that says, "Main kind of work in Fort Davis 50 to 100 years ago." There is also a stamp with the name "Barry Scobee" and "Fort Davis, Texas."
[Photograph of a Dead Tree]
Photograph of the remains of a dead tree, still standing, in a field of dry brush. To the left is a shorter tree. In the background there is a small building to the left and a telephone pole; to the right, there are more trees and mountains. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph says, "Original prayer tree died from unknown causes."
[Photograph of Look-out Tower at Fort Davis]
This color photograph has a stone building and surrounding rocks and plant life in the foreground and distant mountains and desert landscaping in the background. The inscription on the back of the photograph says: "Look out tower built by CCC boys at Ft. Davis on Scenic Loop at State Park."
[Photograph of Indian Lodge]
This photograph has a large white building in adobe (pueblo) style architecture, centered within the scenery. There are trees and brush in the foreground, outside wire fencing which encloses the building, and hills in the background.
[Photograph Overlooking Fort Davis #1]
This photograph is a scenic photo showing the landscape of Davis Mountain State Park. There are rocks and vegetation in the foreground and mountains in the distance. The inscription on the back of the photograph reads, "Overlooking Ft. Davis, Texas from same position at State Park."
[Photograph Overlooking Fort Davis #2]
This photograph is a scenic photo showing the landscape of Davis Mountain State Park. There are large rocks in the foreground and mountains in the distance. The inscription on the back of the photograph reads, "Overlooking Ft. Davis, Tex. from same position at State Park."
[Photograph of Old Building]
Photograph of an old brick building. Part of the wall in the front of the photograph appears to have disintegrated into a pile of dirt and rock. There are several windows along either side of the building and there is a very small porch at one end. There also appears to be the remains of a second structure off to the right. In the background, a rocky hill covered in desert brush rises up behind the building.
[Postcard of Mountains Near Fort Davis, Texas]
Postcard of the sides of two mountains form a shallow valley with two mountain peaks visible in the distance. The mountains are covered in desert brush and vegetation. The note "Near Ft. Davis Tex" is handwritten near the bottom.
[McDonald Observatory and Davis Mountains]
Photograph of two domed buildings on a mountaintop; they contain telescopes that are part of the McDonald Observatory. The image accompanied a written speech, with the caption: "The McDonald Observatory was constructed on Mt. Locke in the Davis Mountains in the 1930's with money given to the University of Texas by William Johnson McDonald. The site was chosen because of its high percentage of clear nights and its isolation from brightly lighted cities. The observatory is sixty-eight hundred feet above sea level, and until 1948, the 82-inch lens was the larges in the world. In 1968, a new 107-inch lens was installed in a new building adjacent to the original plant" (pp. 9-10).
[McDonald Observatory]
Close-up photograph of the exterior of McDonald Observatory, a round, white building several stories tall, capped with a very large dome. A seal and text are visible above the entrance. The image accompanied a written speech, with the caption: "Some would designate the rough inaccessibility of the Davis Mountains of the Big Bend a handicap, but this resource has turned to great advantage. The McDonald Observatory was constructed on Mt. Locke in the Davis Mountains in the 1930's with money given to the University of Texas by William Johnson McDonald" (pp. 9-10).
[Mountains and hills at Big Bend National Park]
Photograph of a mountain peak and grassy hills in Big Bend National Park; a group of cacti are visible in the foreground. The image accompanied a written speech, with the caption: "Long termed as 'the end of the world' of the 'jumping off' place, the thorns and rocks and adverse geography with the land's beautiful and unusual contrasts have been enjoyed by many people who pass through the Big Bend National Park" (p. 10).
[Big Bend National Park]
Photograph of a body of water at Big Bend National Park, with hills and mountain ridges rising up on either side and in the background of the photo. The image accompanied a written speech, with the caption: "Long termed as 'the end of the world' of the 'jumping off' place, the thorns and rocks and adverse geography with the land's beautiful and unusual contrasts have been enjoyed by many people who pass through the Big Bend National Park" (p. 10).
[Davis Mountains in Big Bend]
Photograph of the Davis Mountains at Big Bend National Park, taken from between two mountain peaks overlooking a valley. Another mountain peak is in the background.
[Mountains and shrubbery at Big Bend National Park]
Photograph of mountains at Big Bend National Park, taken from between two mountain peaks overlooking a valley. Another mountain peak is in the background. The image accompanied a written speech, with the caption: "Work was begun in 1934 to establish a national park out of the newly created Big Bend State Park. It wasn't until nine years later that the park became a reality" (p. 10).
[Group of People Around a Table]
This photograph shows a group of people under a roof that appears to be brush on a wooden frame. The people in the front of the picture are sitting on wooden benches, facing away, toward what is most likely a table. To the far right, there is an older man sitting in a wooden chair. The men are wearing suits and the women are wearing dresses and large hats. In the distance, to the left, there are some trees. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph says, "Eating shed, 1900."