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Van Adams at the Gas Pump, 1914

Description: Photograph of Van Adams at the gas pump in 1914, Marfa, Texas. Description on the back reads, "This is type of service stations. Normally gas was pumped into a 5 gal can & then strained thru chamois skin to keep out dirt. Probably no one remembers Van Adams. His father was a River officer." This photo was included in a research paper by David Newton for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1971.
Date: 1914
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

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

[Wedding Photograph of Charley and Mary Bishop]

Description: This is a wedding photograph from the marriage of Mary and Charley Bishop, March 30, 1912. Charley is dressed in a suit and leaning on the railing of ornamental metalwork; Mary is standing on the other side of the metalwork, to his right and is wearing a traditional white wedding dress with a long veil and has a coronet of flowers on her head as well as a bouquet in her arms. The two are standing inside an indeterminate building with visible pillars and arched windows in the background.
Date: March 30, 1912
Item Type: Photograph

Casimiro Chavarria

Description: Photograph of Casimiro Chavarrio at the Marfa depot in 1910. He wears a hat and a gun in a holster. At this time he was about 26 years old. This photo was included in a research paper by Eva Chavarria for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1967.
Date: 1910
Item Type: Photograph