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[Photograph of a Dead Tree]

Description: This photograph is focused on the remains of a dead tree, still standing, in a field of dry brush. To the left is shorter tree. In the background there is a small building to the left and a telephone pole; to the right, there are more trees and mountains. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph says, "Original prayer tree died from unknown causes."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

Bloys Campmeet Pageant

Description: This photograph shows a large group of people standing in a semi-circle under a tree. The people are all dressed up in fancy clothing or pioneer-style clothing. In the back, there are ten women and one man of various ages, but all relatively young, as well as five young children in the front. It appears to be nighttime. There are several handwritten notes on the back. The first notes give these names: "1. Jean Shannon," "4. Sue Johnson," "5. Chere Livingston," "6. Lois Burns," "10. Sargie Ruth Jones." Additionally, there are notes that say, "Re-enactment" and "Bloys Campmeet Pageant."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Bishop Family House]

Description: This photograph shows a house situated on a lawn. In the foreground, there are low bushes and plants lining the yard which is grassy and has scattered plants throughout. The house is a single story with several windows and a patio with several posts and a low wall enclosing it. There is ivy covering the near corner of the house and several of the posts around the patio. In the background, there are several tall trees. There is a handwritten note on the back of the frame: "Made adobes. Bishop house where Audrey Minms lives now."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

Alice Bishop

Description: This photograph shows a young woman sitting in a chair. She is wearing a flowered dress and glasses and has her hair pulled back. Behind her, there is a wall that appears to be made of brick that is partially covered in ivy and has a door to the right. The chair appears to be on a path bordering a bed of flowers and other plants. Some parts of the photograph are obscured by white light. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph says "Alice Bishop." There is a printed border around the photograph.
Date: c. 1938-09
Creator: Fox Company
Item Type: Photograph

[Four generations of Cabezuelas]

Description: January 1959 picture of Catalina Cabezuela, her daughter, her granddaughter, and her great-granddaughter (Melva Yvonne). The women are seated on a red couch. From left to right: Catalina Cabezuela, Catalina's daughter, Catalina's granddaughter, and Catalina's great-granddaughter.
Date: January 1959
Item Type: Photograph

Josepha Castro

Description: Photographic postcard of Josepha Castro. A description of this photo by Eddie Rivera reads," Mrs. Castro was born in Shafter, Texas. She was best known for her fine knitting. She knitted fine articles and sold them. It was her hobby. She sold them only to make enough money to buy more supplies. She is the aunt of the Ignacio Campos family. She was a very religious person. She also liked to help the people who could not afford to buy or have something. You might have called her 'The Salvation Army'."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Postcard

G.F. Crosson in front of Goat Ranch Ruins

Description: Photograph of G.F. Crosson in front of what is left of his parents' first adobe home at Goat Ranch, northeast of Fort Davis, Texas. His parents were George and Lizzie Crosson. This photo was included in a research paper by Marion Quick for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1967.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Ft. Davis Catholic Church]

Description: The Catholic church home where the Crosson family stayed in Ft. Davis. George Francis Crosson is standing in the far left middle of the photograph.
Date: c. 1940
Item Type: Photograph

[Unidentified man in suit]

Description: Photograph of unidentified man in a suit, circa 1930s. He has light hair and light eyes, and is possibly older than 30-years of age.
Date: c. 1930
Item Type: Photograph

[Jesus Cabezuela and his family in 1915]

Description: Exterior picture of Jesus Cabezuela with his family in 1915. They are standing in front of a brick structure that has a saddle on wall, to the right. From left to right: Aurora Cabezuela, Jesus Cabezuela, Manuela Cabezuela, Jesus' wife, Consuelo, and Julia the babysitter.
Date: c. 1915
Item Type: Photograph

C.F. Crosson in front of the Catholic Church in Fort Davis

Description: Photograph of G.F. Crosson, son of George Crosson, in front of the Catholic Church in Fort Davis that served as parents' home while they built a house, upon their arrival in Texas around 1878. This photo was included in a research paper by Marion Quick for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1967.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Miquel Cabezuela and his family in 1914]

Description: Exterior picture of Miquel Cabezuela with his family in 1914. They are standing in front of a brick structure. From left to right: Catalina (standing), Miquel (sitting), Lamberto, Manuela, Cruz, and Carlos.
Date: 1914
Item Type: Photograph

Lizzie Crossen

Description: Photograph of Lizzie Crosson at age 80, in August 1924, seated out of doors near a picket fence under a tree. She wears a long dress and has her hair pulled up. This photo was included in a research paper by Marion Quick for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1967.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

Aerial View of Camp Holland

Description: Aerial photo of Camp Holland in the Rimrock Mountains in west Texas. This photo was included in a research paper by William Kim Thornsburg for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1966.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Miquel Cabezuela]

Description: Exterior of a building. Miquel Cabezuela is sitting in a chair. The hand of an unknown woman is on his left shoulder.
Date: c. 1913
Item Type: Photograph

[Highland Cows]

Description: Large enclosed wooden pen of Highland cows on the Crosson ranch. The cows accompanied their calves to town. The calves were shipped to feed lots while the cows were returned to the Crosson ranch.
Date: c. 1940
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