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Colquitt Spoon

Description: Actual spoon belonging to Alice M. Colquitt, wife of Robert K. Colquitt. They had a large ranch in Presidio County. "A.M. Colquitt" is engraved on the back of the handle. 1847 Roger Bros. 12 stamped on the back of the handle as well.
Date: 1847

James Osborn Sellers

Description: Photograph of a daguerreotype picturing James Osborn Sellers in the late 1850s. He was killed in 1864 during the Civil War. He was Ethel C. Bryant's maternal grandfather. This photo was included in a research paper by Mike Shurley for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1968.
Date: 1857~
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Row of Officers' Houses, Fort Davis]

Description: Photograph of a row of 8 nearly identical houses. Each house has a white front with a short flight of stairs from the ground to a porch surrounded by white pillars. There is a mountain behind the row of houses and the foreground is covered in desert scrub. The back of the photograph is labeled: "1871 Picture of Fort Davis, The Row of Officers' Houses"
Date: 1871
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

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

[Cavalry]

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

Amy Rawlston L. Bunton, 1893

Description: Photograph of Amy Rawlston L. Bunton in 1893. She wears a shirt with buttons. This photo was included in a research paper by Jean Anne Evans in 1971 for a history class at Marfa High School.
Date: 1893
Item Type: Photograph

Lucius Bunton,Sr., 1893

Description: Studio photograph of Lucius Bunton sitting in a chairwearing tall boots in 1993. This photo was included in a research paper by Jean Anne Evans in 1971 for a history class at Marfa High School.
Date: 1893
Item Type: Photograph

[James B. Gillett in 1894]

Description: Side profile of Texas Ranger James B. Gillett.He was stationed for most of his life in West Texas and experienced much of the humor that was and is typical of the area.
Date: 1894
Item Type: Photograph

Lizzie Healy Crosson

Description: Photograph made in new Orleans of Lizzie Healy Crosson in 1894. This photo was included in a research paper by Marion Quick for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1967.
Date: 1894
Item Type: Photograph

Atascosa County Jail

Description: Photograph of Atascosa County Jail. Unidentified individuals stand outside the building. A horse and carriage stand in the street beside the building.The jail was torn down in the 1950's.
Date: April 7, 1894
Item Type: Photograph

Father Francisco Maas

Description: Photograph of Father Francisco Maas from the Diocese of San Antonio, 1895. He wears a long cassock and holds a small book.
Date: 1895
Item Type: Photograph

Mamie Crosson

Description: Photograph made in 1898 in El Paso of Mamie Crosson wearing a fancy hat with flowers on it. She also wears glasses. This photo was included in a research paper by Marion Quick for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1967.
Date: 1898
Item Type: Photograph

[Campers in a Field]

Description: This photograph shows a very large group of people standing together in a line, with two smaller groups sitting on the ground in front of them. The closest group appears to be four men in dark suits. They are too far away to make out much detail, but several of the people seem to be holding up dark-colored umbrellas. The foreground shows that the area is a large open field covered in short grass and brush. In the background, there are trees, white tents, and various other items as well as mountains behind them. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph reads, "All campers on the ground, about 1900."
Date: 1900~
Item Type: Photograph

[Campground Eating Area]

Description: This photograph shows a group of people or all ages under a large tree. In the center of the photograph, there is a long table with people sitting around it and there are other people standing to either side in front of them. The men are wearing suits with ties and the women are wearing dresses; almost all of them are wearing hats. In the background, there are more trees, and, to the left some buggies or old-style automobiles. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph reads, "Eating area (1900)."
Date: 1900~
Item Type: Photograph

[Early cowhands]

Description: Two men are standing over a bound steer, and one man is squatting beside it. The squatting man is facing the camera. The man on the far left is L.D. Bunton and the man in the center is O.M. Bunton. The third man is watching the steer.
Date: 1900~
Item Type: Photograph