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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

The Hensley Family

Description: Photograph of the Hensley family in 1917. The men, women and children are all standing outside of some buildings near a fence. Many of them wear hats.
Date: 1917
Creator: Arnold, Herbert J.
Item Type: Photograph

Mexican Refugees

Description: Photograph of Mexican refugees fleeing to Marfa to escape Pancho Villa in 1914. Some are on foot, some are on horseback and some ride in wagons.
Date: 1914
Creator: Arnold, Herbert J.
Item Type: Photograph

Atascador

Description: Pamphlet advertising real estate and agri-business in an "All American Colony in Mexico" called Atascador. Land was offered at $12.50 - 25 per acre.
Date: 1911~
Creator: Atascador Land Company
Item Type: Pamphlet

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

[Photograph of a Horse in a Field]

Description: Photograph of a large field with mountains on the horizon and nothing to be seen except a windmill in the distance and a horse in the foreground. Frank Duncan's title for the photo, printed at the bottom, is: "Out Across the Plains"
Date: 1918
Creator: Duncan, Frank
Item Type: Photograph

[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

Lino Compos and Jose Tapia

Description: Photograph of Lino Compos and Jose Tapia sitting on burros. They were from Terllingua, Texas. Both are 18 years old in this picture from 1913.
Date: 1913
Creator: Rocha, Andres
Item Type: Photograph

Interior of Avant Store

Description: Photograph of the interior of a Dry Goods Store. This part of the store has cases and shelves with merchandise.
Date: 1913
Creator: Sloan, Jack
Item Type: Photograph

Interior of Avant Store

Description: Photograph of the interior of the Avant Store. This part of the store has cases and shelves with merchandise. Blanche Avant is on the left.
Date: 1913
Creator: Sloan, Jack
Item Type: Photograph

Medical Corps of the Fifth Cavalry

Description: Photograph of the Medical Corps of the Fifth Cavalry marching between Camp Marfa and Fort Clark. They are riding horses and traveling in wagons.
Date: 1919
Creator: Smithers, Frederick William
Item Type: Photograph

Adobe House at El Boracho Ranch

Description: Page with a photograph and description of an adobe house in 1910 built of mud located and surrounded by a wooden fence on the El Boracho Ranch. A ladder leans against the structure. The owner of the ranch was Lino Baeza. He raised goats and cows and horses. His fields were watered by the nearby creek. He grew corn, wheat, beans, peas, watermelons, sweet potatoes, peanuts, sugar cane, and pumpkins which were all watered by the creek. This was part of a report done for a History class at Marfa High School.
Date: 1910
Item Type: Text

Adobe House at El Boracho Ranch

Description: Photograph of an adobe house in 1910 located and surrounded by a wooden fence on the El Boracho Ranch. A ladder leans against the structure. The owner of the ranch was Lino Baeza. He raised goats and cows and horses. His fields were watered by the nearby creek. He grew corn, wheat, beans, peas, watermelons, sweet potatoes, peanuts, sugar cane, and pumpkins which were all watered by the creek.
Date: 1910
Item Type: Photograph

Adobe House at El Boracho Ranch

Description: Photograph of an adobe house in 1910 surrounded by a wooden fence on the El Boracho Ranch. A ladder leans against the structure. The owner of the ranch was Lino Baeza. He raised goats and cows and horses. His fields were watered by the nearby creek. He grew corn, wheat, beans, peas, watermelons, sweet potatoes, peanuts, sugar cane, and pumpkins which were all watered by the creek.
Date: 1910
Item Type: Photograph

[Alpine Postcard]

Description: Postcard of a view of Alpine, Texas. The photograph was taken from the top of a hill. The postcard is addressed to Maria R. Pena in El Paso, Texas. It is dated April 22, 1915.
Date: 1915
Item Type: Postcard

[Alpine School]

Description: Postcard of a public school in Alpine, Texas. The students are posed outside the school. They range in age from small children to adolescents. A handwritten note on the front says, "Public School. Alpine, Tex." The card is dated March 17, 1911, and is addressed to Byron Avaut in Uvalde, Texas.
Date: March 17, 1911
Item Type: Postcard

Anastacio and Luisa Flores Chavaria with Manuel Nunez

Description: Photograph of Anastacio Chavaria, his wife Luisa Flores Chavaria and their grandson Manuel Nunez in Ruidosa, Texas in 1916. They stand near a chair with a potted geranium sitting on it. Anastacio and Manuel wear hats. This photo was included in a research paper by Stella Nunez for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1967.
Date: 1916
Item Type: Photograph

Andes Alvorado

Description: Photograph of Andres Alvorado in Terllingua in 1919. He is on horseback. He was a revolutionary who rode with Pancho Villa.
Date: 1919
Item Type: Photograph

Antonia Cano in Grand Falls, Texas

Description: "This picture of Antonio G. Cano was taken in Grand Falls, Texas on December 12, 1914. Her husband, Martin, was a loyal follower of Pancho Villa. They later moved to Grand Falls in 1925." This statement was made by Alma Cano and was included in a research paper by Delfina Heredin for a history class at Marfa High School in 1975.
Date: December 12, 1914
Item Type: Photograph