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[Marfa, Texas 1918]

Description: In the foreground of this photograph, four people in cowboy hats sit in the shade of a tree. Behind them is what appears to be an unpaved main street of Marfa, circa 1918, with storefronts, telephone poles, and cars of the time period.
Date: [c. 1918]
Creator: Arnold's Art Studio
Item Type: Photograph

Hand-made Leather Wallet

Description: Hand-made leather wallet by Junior Historian, Frank Barton, c. 1961. The exterior has two toned leather with an image of a covered wagon embossed on it. Inside there are cattle brand symbols, a western hat and a cowboy boot with spurs.
Date: 1961~
Creator: Barton, Frank
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Look-out Tower at Fort Davis]

Description: 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."
Date: March 1971
Creator: Brandon, Lindy
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph Overlooking Fort Davis #1]

Description: 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."
Date: March 1971
Creator: Brandon, Lindy
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph Overlooking Fort Davis #2]

Description: 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."
Date: March 1971
Creator: Brandon, Lindy
Item Type: Photograph

Mrs. W. W. Bogel

Description: This photograph is a portrait of Sarah Newton Bogel. She appears to be middle-aged and is wearing a dress with a dark pattern and lace as well as a necklace. There is a typed caption under the photograph that says "Mrs. W. W. Bogel" as well as a handwritten note on the back that says, "Mrs. W. W. Bogel c. 1913." Additionally, there is a handwritten note accompanying the photograph that reads, "Mrs. William Woodworth (Sarah Newton) Bogel a real Marfa and Presidio County pioneer. She came to Marfa with her husband and daughter, Jessie - age 2 - in 1884. Photo made in 1913" signed "W. B. Hubbard."
Date: 1913
Creator: Cones
Item Type: Photograph

Carlsbad Cavern

Description: Photograph by Frank Duncan of visitors to Carlsbad Cavern in West Texas. They are in a cave amongst stalactites and stalagmites. This photo was included in a research paper by Jaime Javier Vasquez for an American History class in 1978.
Date: unknown
Creator: Duncan, Frank
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of a Group of People]

Description: Photograph of a large group of people in the shade of trees outside, taken by Frank Duncan. The group includes men, women, and children, most of which are somewhat dressed up, and several people are holding American flags.
Date: unknown
Creator: Duncan, Frank
Item Type: Photograph

[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

[Photograph of a Train]

Description: Photograph by Frank Duncan of a train with dark smoke coming from its engine traveling on tracks with derailed train cars next to them. In the foreground of the picture, several men are sitting on a small wooden train car watching the train.
Date: unknown
Creator: Duncan, Frank
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of a Windmill]

Description: Photograph of a windmill with a concrete pool of water in front of it and mountains in the distance behind it.
Date: unknown
Creator: Duncan, Frank
Item Type: Photograph