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[After the deer hunt]

Description: In this photograph, there are two trees with at least three dead dear hanging upside-down from the branches. Two of the deer have been split open and an older man in the center of the photograph is cutting the third. Another man, dressed casually, is watching him work. To the far right, there is a covered buggy or wagon that is unhitched and parked. Behind the men, there is a white spotted dog lying on the ground and a white building, presumably a house. In the background there appear to be mountains. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph says "Geo Gleim & Nick Mansfelder hunting on Joe Espy Ranch north of Ft. Davis, Texas."
Date: November 1916
Creator: Fred J. Feldman Co.
Item Type: Photograph

[Baptism in a Creek]

Description: This photograph shows two groups of people on the banks of a body of water that is only partially visible. There are two people standing in the water. In the background, there are trees and mountains. There are two handwritten notes on the back of the photograph that appear to be written by different people; the first says, "Baptism Creek" and the second, "Baptism at dirt tank."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Big Bend National Park]

Description: 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).
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Bloys Cabins]

Description: This photograph shows a long, blue building with a porch in front of some low hills. On the left side of the photograph, there are two other blue buildings and a third on the far right, all only partially visible. In the foreground, the area appears to be covered in rocky gravel with scattered scrub; the hills are covered in small trees and bushes. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph says, "Present cabins."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Bloys Cabins]

Description: This photograph shows a long, blue building with a porch in front of some low hills. On the left side of the photograph, there are two other blue buildings and a third on the far right, all only partially visible. In the foreground, the area appears to be covered in rocky gravel with scattered scrub; the hills are covered in small trees and bushes. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph says, "Present cabins."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Bloys Campground]

Description: This photograph shows a large, open field filled with short grass. In the distance, there are trees and what appear to be buildings on the right, at the base of a hill. There are other mountains in the background. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph says, "Bloys in 1907."
Date: c. 1907
Item Type: Photograph

Bloys Campmeet Pageant

Description: This photograph shows a large group of people standing in a semi-circle under a tree. The people are all dressed up in fancy clothing or pioneer-style clothing. In the back, there are ten women and one man of various ages, but all relatively young, as well as five young children in the front. It appears to be nighttime. There are several handwritten notes on the back. The first notes give these names: "1. Jean Shannon," "4. Sue Johnson," "5. Chere Livingston," "6. Lois Burns," "10. Sargie Ruth Jones." Additionally, there are notes that say, "Re-enactment" and "Bloys Campmeet Pageant."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Bloys Memorial Monument]

Description: This photograph shows a building with a large, white stone monument in front, surrounded by a black fence. To the far left, there are several trees and what appears to be a hill in the distance. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph says, "Stone monument to Rev. Bloys."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Bloys Memorial Monument]

Description: This photograph shows the Bloys Memorial Monument, which is a tall, white shaft made of stone. The monument is surrounded by a short, black fence and stands directly in front of a building with several windows. To the left side of the photograph, a telephone pole and lines are partially visible and there is a large tree to the right side of the photograph.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Bloys Memorial Monument]

Description: This photograph focuses on a tall, white stone monument in front of a large building with a patio. The monument is in an area enclosed by a black fence and there are plants growing within, including some that appear to be rose bushes. To the far right, a tree is partially visible in the foreground. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph says, "Monument at Bloys."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

Blue Mountain

Description: This photograph shows a mountain in the distance. In the foreground, there appears to be the edge of an unpaved road and telephone wires up above. Between the road and the mountain, there is a flat area covered in desert scrub. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph reads, "Blue Mountain west of Ft. Davis Tex. June 1929 by H. A. King."
Date: June 1929
Creator: King, H. A.
Item Type: Photograph

[Building in a Field]

Description: This photograph shows an open field covered in short grass with a shadow of a person or an arm in the foreground. At the edge of the field, there is a small, white building in front of a group of trees. There are at least two automobiles visible beneath the trees. In the background, there is a low mountain directly behind the trees.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Byrd Orchard]

Description: This photograph shows a scenic view of the Byrd orchard. In the foreground, there are two fenced-in fields, the corner of one holds several grazing animals. Along the edge of the fence there are trees and what appears to be an irrigation ditch separating those fields from another field and the orchards. On the right of the photograph, there are several buildings, partially obscured by trees. To the left, there appears to be a slope coveered in desert trees and scrub and there are mountains in the background.
Date: 1924
Item Type: Photograph

C.F. Crosson in front of the Catholic Church in Fort Davis

Description: Photograph of G.F. Crosson, son of George Crosson, in front of the Catholic Church in Fort Davis that served as parents' home while they built a house, upon their arrival in Texas around 1878. This photo was included in a research paper by Marion Quick for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1967.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Camp Building]

Description: This photograph shows an building that is open on three sides, with a blue roof held up by log posts. Inside the building there are rows of long benches and there are two wires attached to the roof of the building and extending outside the picture. To the left of the building, there is a large, metal bell and there are trees behind the building to either side. The foreground looks as though it is bare dirt with some low scrub. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph appears to say, "The [...] for the youth."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Camp Building]

Description: This photograph shows an building that is open on three sides, with a blue roof held up by log posts. Inside the building there are rows of long benches and there are two wires attached to the roof of the building and extending outside the picture. To the left of the building, there is a large, metal bell and there are trees behind the building to either side. The foreground looks as though it is bare dirt with some low scrub. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph appears to say, "The [...] for the youth."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Camp Cabins]

Description: This photograph shows a group of white buildings with trees amongst them. To the left, there is a low wall built of bricks and covered by a white roof of metal siding; behind, there is a tree and at least one other building. To the right, there is another building and tree, and, in the foreground, the patio of a third building which is otherwise not visible in the picture. The ground appears to be gravel with some yellow scrub. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph says, "Present day cabins."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Camp Cabins]

Description: This photograph shows a group of white buildings with trees amongst them. To the left, there is a low wall built of bricks and covered by a white roof of metal siding; behind, there is a tree and at least one other building. To the right, there is another building and tree, and, in the foreground, the patio of a third building which is otherwise not visible in the picture. The ground appears to be gravel with some yellow scrub. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph says, "Present day cabins."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Camp Chapel]

Description: This photograph shows a long, blue building that is closed on the right end, but open to the left with the roof held up by poles. In front of the building, there is a large, bare tree bent over to the ground. There are green trees behind the building to the far left and some hills in the distance in the right side of the photograph. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph says, "Chapel in the rocks."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Camp Chapel]

Description: This photograph shows a long, blue building that is closed on the right end, but open to the left with the roof held up by poles. In front of the building, there is a large, bare tree bent over to the ground. There are green trees behind the building to the far left and some hills in the distance in the right side of the photograph. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph says, "Chapel in the rocks."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

Camper Going Home

Description: Early-day campers leaving the Bloys' Camp Grounds after a meaningful week of worship. One man is driving a wagon pulled by mules, he wears a tall hat. Buildings stand behind the scene.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Campers in a Field]

Description: This photograph shows a very large group of people standing together in a line, with two smaller groups sitting on the ground in front of them. The closest group appears to be four men in dark suits. They are too far away to make out much detail, but several of the people seem to be holding up dark-colored umbrellas. The foreground shows that the area is a large open field covered in short grass and brush. In the background, there are trees, white tents, and various other items as well as mountains behind them. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph reads, "All campers on the ground, about 1900."
Date: c. 1900
Item Type: Photograph

[Campground Cemetery]

Description: This photograph shows a large headstone in an area surrounded by a white fence with a gate. The area is in the midst of a field covered in yellow brush. In the background, there are trees and mountains in the distance. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph reads, "John & Eva Means buried on camp ground."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Campground Cemetery]

Description: This photograph shows a large headstone in an area surrounded by a white fence with a gate. The area is in the midst of a field covered in yellow brush. In the background, there are trees and mountains in the distance. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph reads, "John & Eva Means buried on camp ground."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph