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[Postcard of Cattle Ranchers]

Description: Postcard of a group of men sitting and standing around a campfire near a vehicle, and two men sitting on horses, with a herd of cows in the background. On the back of the postcard is written: "Loaned - Eliz. Jennell Spence."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Postcard

[Cartoon of the New Deal]

Description: Cartoon depiction of the New Deal introduced during the Great Depression. Picture shows a mother pig with many teats and "Old Faithful, The Tax Payer" written on her. Behind her are seventeen piglets with acronyms written on them, including "AAA," "CC," and "FERA." At the bottom of the picture is the title: "A Small Part of the Brood."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Portrait of Frank Duncan]

Description: Portrait of Frank Duncan with a dark mustache and wearing a suit. A handwritten message on the back of the photo states that it is a "self made" portrait.
Date: 1901
Creator: Duncan, Frank
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of a Group of Men and Boys]

Description: Photograph of a group of men and boys standing and sitting under a tree in front of a field. There is a blanket with food in front of them, and several men are holding instruments, including guitars and a banjo. George Dawson is identified by a handwritten arrow pointing to him.
Date: May 24, 1925
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Henry Daly]

Description: Photograph of Henry Daly sitting on a chair reading a book, in a study with many types of furniture and decoration throughout the room. A bright light shines from the desk behind him, where a gramophone can also be seen.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

Diedrick Dutchover and the Overland Mail Route

Description: Research paper written for a history class at Marfa High School about the first San Antonio-El Paso mail run, which required thirty days to cover 673 miles by stage coach and heavily armed frontiersmen of ward off attacks. Diedrick Dutchover was one of the soldiers that accompanied the stage coaches on horseback to protect the mail carriers from threats.
Date: December 10, 1969
Creator: Arriola, Conrado
Item Type: Text

[Research on the Great Depression in Marfa, Texas]

Description: Paper answering the questions posed by Hallie Rey Roman's teacher to clarify a researcher paper she wrote for a history class at Marfa High School about the Great Depression, titled "Disastrous Depression of the 1930's." In another document, Hallie Roman's teacher formulated a number of questions to help improve her paper; these are Hallie Roman's corrections and/or clarifications in response.
Date: 1974
Creator: Roman, Hallie Rey
Item Type: Text

[Photograph of a Parade]

Description: Photograph of a main street in Marfa, Texas with crowds of people standing to the sides and on the roofs of buildings, and wagons in the middle of the street. The wagon nearest to camera has a banner that says, "The Darkest Light Company in America."
Date: unknown
Creator: Duncan, Frank
Item Type: Photograph

Five Pictures

Description: Research paper written for a history class at Marfa High School about Alejandro "Alec" Dominguez, the author's grandfather, and his children.
Date: November 28, 1967
Creator: Dominguez, Alice
Item Type: Text

[Photograph of Marfa, Texas]

Description: Photograph of Marfa, Texas in the evening, a group of houses and buildings with several windmills and a dark sky overhead. The photo was taken by Frank Duncan.
Date: unknown
Creator: Duncan, Frank
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of German Bisque Doll]

Description: 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.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Alphie Dunlap]

Description: Photograph of Alphie Dunlap wearing a plaid skirt and jacket with a dark collared shirt and standing in front of a car in a driveway, with snow on the ground.
Date: November 1957
Item Type: Photograph

[Teacher's Daily Lesson Plan Sheet about the Depression]

Description: A teacher's daily lesson plan sheet used to formulate questions for a student to answer in order to clarify a researcher paper about the Great Depression for a history class at Marfa High School, titled "Disastrous Depression of the 1930's" by Hallie Rey Roman. The page numbers to the left of the page correspond to the pages of the "Disastrous Depression" paper; under each pager number are the subsequent questions or concerns the teacher has with a specific point in Hallie Roman's paper.
Date: 1974
Item Type: Text

[Information about DeAnda Family Photographs]

Description: Information written about two family photographs for a history class at Marfa High School about the DeAnda family. The first document lists, in order, the names of each member of the DeAnda family who have gathered for a collective family photograph - the writer's great-grandparents are featured. The next document gives information about the creation and process of using a mud oven at El Boracho Ranch. Lastly, a small slip of paper gives information about where El Boracho Ranch is located.
Date: 1966
Creator: Salgado, Ernest
Item Type: Text

[Photograph of Alex Dominguez's Children]

Description: 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.
Date: November 27, 1964
Creator: Barry Scobee
Item Type: Photograph