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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

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

[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

[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

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