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Hans Briam's Grocery Store in Marfa, Texas

Description: Interior of Hans Briam's Grocery Store. On the left is E.T. McDonald and on the right is Hans Briam. Written on the back of the photo is, "I Never Sleep" The merchant who has practically everything and will sell it to you for less.
Date: 1918
Item Type: Photograph

Henovena Nevares Despudo and Maria Acosta

Description: Photograph of Henovena Nevares Despudo and Maria Acosta in Marfa, Texas in 1916. This photo was included in a research paper by Herlinda Espinoza for an American History Class at Marfa High School in 1966.
Date: 1916
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

[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

Jose and Guadelupe Chavarria with Cavalry Soldiers

Description: Photograph of cavalry soldiers near the U.S.- Mexico border, charged with keeping Pancho Villa out of the United States. In this photo two soldiers are trying to talk Jose Chavarria into selling them his horse in Ruidosa, Texas. His mother, Luisa looks on as she holds her one-year old grandson, Guadalupe. This photo was included in a research paper by Ernest Mediano for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1968.
Date: c. 1918
Item Type: Photograph

Jose Maria Chavez

Description: Description of a photo of Jose Maria Chavez from a paper written in 1966 for a Marfa High School history class by Mary Melendez reads, "The picture was taken in 1917. The person is Jose Maria Chavez. He was serving in the army when the picture was taken. He served during World War I. He was at that time married to Christina Magallenez. They were living in Marfa at that time. After he completed his military services he came home to Marfa where his wife was. They had four children to take care of and send to school. He was a cook by occupation and worked for ranchers around the Marfa area. With the money he earned he sent his children to school to learn to read and write. He always tried to give his family whatever they needed."
Date: 1917
Item Type: Photograph

[Josephina Colomo in her late teens]

Description: Josephina Colomo, the youngest of the Colomo family, poses for a picture in her late teens. Picture was taken after her marriage to Carlos Spencer. She is wearing a dark dress and is sitting down.
Date: c. 1916
Item Type: Photograph

Julia C. Galindo, Maria Acosta, and Angelita Campos

Description: Photograph of two sisters, Julia C. Galindo, Maria Acosta, and their sister-in-law, Angelita Campos. This photo was taken on September 6, 1919 in Marfa, Texas. This photo was included in a research paper by Herlinda Espinoza for an American History Class at Marfa High School in 1966.
Date: September 6, 1919
Item Type: Photograph

[Luis Colomo, age 20]

Description: Luis Colomo is seated in a 1900s style chair. He is wearing a full suit with a tie, and boots. He is approximately twenty years of age.
Date: March 12, 1916
Item Type: Photograph

[Marfa Family]

Description: In this photograph, several people are standing on an unpaved road against a wooden fence which encloses a house and yard. In the foreground there are seven people, from left to right: a young boy dresed casually; an older gentleman dressed in a suit and tie holding his hat at his side; a young child dressed in white sitting on a fence post and being held by a woman in a white dress; a second woman, also in a white dress and holding a baby; and another man, also dressed in a suit and tie, wearing a hat and standing in the yard (on the other side of the fence). Behind them, the house is built out of bricks and has a small porch with white pillars, a chair, and some plants in containers. A barrel and some indistinguishable items are visible in the yard and at the back of the house.
Date: 1914
Item Type: Photograph

[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

[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

[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

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

Paula Cortez Wedding

Description: Photograph of Paula Quintana on her wedding day. Beside her are her bridesmaids, Rosa Gonzales (L) and Jesusita Valenzuela Duran (R). She was 14 on the day of her wedding to Simon Cortez in 1919.
Date: 1919
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