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Description: Class picture of Mrs. Ora Matthews' junior high class in 1935. From left to right: Rita Alvarado, Jesusita Herrera, Josephine Polanco, Conrado Vasquez, Jr., Anita Hernandez, Carmen Vasquez, Cirso Munoz, Catarina Chavez, and Lucilla Polanco. Lucilla Polanco was employed by Casner Motor Company in the 1960s. Josephine Polanco was Mrs. Henry Lujan, Emerald's mother.
Description: This photograph shows a young woman sitting in a chair. She is wearing a flowered dress and glasses and has her hair pulled back. Behind her, there is a wall that appears to be made of brick that is partially covered in ivy and has a door to the right. The chair appears to be on a path bordering a bed of flowers and other plants. Some parts of the photograph are obscured by white light. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph says "Alice Bishop." There is a printed border around the photograph.
Date: c. 1938-09
Creator: Fox Company
Description: A group for which Hub Castleberry prepared a meal. At least people are standing, and an unspecified number of people are sitting at a large table, beneath a grove of trees.
Date: c. 1939
Description: Photograph of Battery "E" basketball team. Back row: Sergeant "Soapy"Savoy; Private Benson; Private "Lightfoot" Lawson; Private "Scalyback" Howard; Private "Fred Astaire" Darwin (guard); Private First Class "Jiggs" Terry; Private "Jacko" Kirk (forward); Private "Kid" Padgett (guard). They were the 1937-1938 regimental champs.
Description: Photograph of the Border Patrolmen in Marfa, Texas. (L-R, top row): Charles P. Holmes, Ware Hord, William Schrader, Jesse Lee Blackwell, Charles Hayes, George Dennis and Shelley Barnes. (L-R, front row): John F. Harn, Miles Canal, Emmett Hunter, Jesse Hill, Alvin Ogden, Stanley Roberts and Earl Fallis. They are all in uniform and wear riding boots. These men patroled the border with Mexico on horseback with their bedrolls on the back. They often slept along the river.
Description: Photograph of border patrolmen coming upon a group of smugglers by the river in Presidio. Fred Ritter is in the foreground. Smugglers brought sotol, a drink similar to tequila, across the border during US prohibition.
Description: Branding on a roundup at the McElroy or Y Ranch. Several herds of cattle are in the background. Four men are in the foreground. Two seated men are securing a calf and a third man is standing above the calf with a branding iron. A fourth man is running from the scene. One of the men in the photo is Hugh Castleberry, brother of Hub Castleberry.
Date: c. 1939
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
Description: Picture taken in 1930 with Model A automobile. From left to right: Cipriano Borunda, Carolina Borunda, and Anastasia Borunda. In the 1960s, Carolina Borunda was the owner of the Old Borunda Cafe and John's Dry Goods Store. Two other children in the photograph are unidentified.
Description: Photograph of Crescencia Natividad in 1936. She was the cook at the Brite Ranch during the bandit raid of 1917. She could not read or write but could cook with the best of them. She cooked at the ranch for Van Neil, Oscar & Tommy Wells. She also cooked in Marfa, Texas for Mrs. Brite. In this photo she stands outside the house at the ranch.