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Antonio Lieck Briam

Description: Portrait of Antonio Lieck Briam in 1885, the year she married Louis Briam. She is wearing a dress with a collar and a belt. Her hair is pulled back.
Date: 1885
Item Type: Photograph


Description: This photograph is of a group of cavalrymen out on drill. There are many soldiers, ranged on the slope of a mountain and wearing dark uniforms and hats. Several of the men are standing with horses in the back or to the side. Two of the men have pins on their collars, showing that they are marksmen. Behind the men, there are rocks and desert plants.
Date: 1886
Item Type: Photograph

[Example of camels used in overland packing companies]

Description: Illustration of camels used as pack animals during the late 19th century. Two men are leading four camels through a pathway. The man in the far right corner of the picture is walking. The second man is on a camel's back. Each camel is carrying a full load of supplies.
Date: c. 1880
Item Type: Photograph

[Fort Davis 1880]

Description: This photograph shows Fort Davis after snow has fallen. There are several long structures to the right which are the Quartermaster's building and store house. In the middle of the photograph, there is a large open field. In the foreground, there are rocks and the ruins of a small adobe building. Around the left edge of the field, there are trees and the Officer's Barracks. At the far end of the barracks are several two-story buildings including the Post Chapel and Post Headquarters. In the background there are several mountains.
Date: c. 1880
Item Type: Photograph

Martha Willis Sellers, 1880s

Description: Photograph of a painting of Martha Willis Sellers, maternal grandmother of Ethel C. Bryant. This painting was fron the 1880s. It was included in a research paper by Mike Shurley for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1968.
Date: 1880~
Item Type: Photograph

[Postcard of the DeAnda Family]

Description: Postcard of a portrait of the DeAnda family. Those standing (L-R) are Jose DeAnda, Jesusita DeAnda, Francisco Morales, and Jose Morales, and those sitting (L-R) are Maria DeAnda, Manuel DeAnda, Domitillia DeAnda, Marcella Huereque, and Bernarda DeAnda. There is nothing written on the back of the postcard.
Date: 1880~
Item Type: Postcard

Warranty Deed

Description: Warranty Deed granting land in the town of Marfa from R.E. Russell to William Russell on April 12, 1886.
Date: April 12, 1886
Item Type: Legal Document