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[People Sitting Under a Tree]

Description: This photograph shows a group of people - both men and women of different ages - and they are standing under a large tree. The men are all wearing suits and hats; the women are wearing dresses and hats as well. The people in the front row are sitting in chairs and there are people standing in a second row behind them. The ground in front of them is covered in short grass and there is a small bush. In the background, there are some other trees. To the left, there appears to be a covered wagon, and to the far right, there is a white tent.
Date: c. 1902 - 1903

[Photograph of a Horse and Boy]

Description: In this photograph, a boy is holding the lead rope on a large, black horse. The boy is wearing loose clothing and a cowboy hat; the horse is all black and only wearing a halter. Behind them, there is a long building made of brick with an open, wooden door. In the background to the left, there is a wooden fence. To the right of the photograph there appears to be a black chicken. In the front, there is a shadow of a second person. According to related information, they are at the Bogel ranch (San Esteban), the boy is a young Mexican worker and the horse is a purebred Purcheon stallion.
Date: c. 1906

Lucia Carrasco at age 26

Description: Photograph of Lucia Carrasco at age 26, in 1909. Her hair combed up with a flower in it and she wears a white blouse and dark skirt. This photo was included in a research paper by James Pena-Alfano for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1966.
Date: 1909

[Main Street of Alpine]

Description: Postcard of Main Street in Alpine, Texas, in 1909. The road is unpaved. There are several stores and horse-drawn vehicles along the road. Text below the photograph says, "Alpine, Texas. Published by The Palace Pharmacy." The card is addressed to Byron Avant in San Antonio, Texas.
Date: 1909

Silvester and Felcita Chavira Wedding Photo

Description: Photograph of the wedding of Silvester and Felicita Chavira in Marfa, Texas in 1909. The three groomsmen are: Chico Chavira, Gregorio Vizcaino and Jose Salgado, . The three bridesmaids are: Maria Ordonez, Adela Cordero and Barbarita Montoya. The men wear suits and all of the women have flowers in their hair. This photo was included in a research paper by Evangelina Uranga for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1966.
Date: 1909

Texas, A Southwest Empire

Description: "Texas, A Southwest Empire" is a booklet published by the Passenger Traffic Department of the Rock Island-Frisco Lines and the Chicago & Eastern Illinois Railroad, in 1909. It describes the resources and features of the various areas and counties of Texas such as: the Pan-Handle, Amarillo-Tucumcari Extension, the Western Tip of Texas, Wilbarger and Hardeman Counties, North Texas, Montague County, Wise County, Jack and Young Counties, Grayson County, Lamar County, Dallas and Fort Worth, Swedish Settlements, Trinity and Brazos Valleys, Leon Prairie, Galveston and Houston, the Coastal Plain, Liberty County, Jefferson County, Beaumont, Orange County and Newton County. Includes a map of Texas.
Date: 1909