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Lady and burro colt

Description: This photograph is a picture of a young woman (Sarah Janes) wearing a white dress holidng a small, dark burro colt in her arms. In the background, there appears to be an unpaved road and several buildings, at least one of which is the Janes' house. On the back of the photograph, there is a typed note that says "Lady and burro colt" and also a handwritten note that says, "The lady's baby burro Taking care of their stock." Additionally there is a stamp that with the name "Barry Scobee" and "Fort Davis, Texas."
Date: 1900~
Item Type: Photograph

[Letter From John Harris to A. M. Avant]

Description: Letter from John W. Harris to A. M. Avant, Esq. The letter concerns blueprints of properties sold and unsold. The letter is on Harris & Rogers Insurance Agents letterhead. The letter is dated January 22, 1901.
Date: January 22, 1901
Creator: Harris, John W.
Item Type: Letter

[Letter From John W. Harris to A. M. Avant]

Description: Letter from John W. Harris to A. M. Avant, Esq., concerning rent for land in Atascosa County. The letter is dated April 24, 1903 and is written on Harris & Rogers Insurance letterhead.
Date: April 24, 1903
Creator: Harris, John W.
Item Type: Letter

[Letter From R. Avant to A. M. Avant]

Description: Letter from R. Avant to A. M. Avant. The letter concerns family business and real estate. It is written on Dillard & Avant letterhead and dated September 30, 1906.
Date: September 30, 1906
Creator: Avant, R.
Item Type: Letter

[Letter to A.M. Avant from L.J. Roter in 1909]

Description: Handwritten letter written to A.M. Avant from L.J. Roter on August 14, 1909. It discusses Mr. Roter's health, his whereabouts and a business transaction between him and Mr. Avant.
Date: August 14, 1909
Creator: Roter, L.J.
Item Type: Text

Loula Bunton, 1904

Description: Photograph of Loula Bunton wearing a dark dress with lace collar and cuffs in 1904. This photo was included in a research paper by Jean Anne Evans in 1971 for a history class at Marfa High School.
Date: 1904
Item Type: Photograph

[Loula Bunton on Horseback, 1909]

Description: Photograph of Loula Bunton riding a horse in 1909. This photo was included in a research paper by Jean Anne Evans in 1971 for a history class at Marfa High School.
Date: 1909
Item Type: Photograph

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
Item Type: Photograph

Lucius Bunton, Sr., 1906

Description: Photograph of Lucius Bunting, Sr. in 1906. This photo was included in a research paper by Jean Anne Evans in 1971 for a history class at Marfa High School.
Date: 1906
Item Type: Photograph

Lucius Bunton,Sr. and son 1904

Description: Photograph of Lucius D. Bunton, SR. and his son Lucius Jr. They stand by a horse and buggy in 1904. This photo was included in a research paper by Jean Anne Evans in 1971 for a history class at Marfa High School.
Date: 1904
Item Type: Photograph

[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
Item Type: Postcard

Map of Texas Showing Rock Island-Frisco Lones and Connections

Description: Map of Texas that is included in the booklet, Texas A Southwest Empire published by the Rock Island-Frisco Lines and Chicago & Eastern Illinois Railroad in 1909. It shows the Rock Island-Frisco railroad lines and connections in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana and New Mexico.
Date: 1909
Item Type: Map

[Marfa's Private School, 1905]

Description: Photograph of school children in April 1905. They are outside the school building in Marfa, Texas. The teachers, Elena Lopez and her sister Fe Lopez, stand in the doorway. Written on the blackboard in the photo, "Marfa's Private School, April 6, 1905"
Date: April 6, 1905
Item Type: Photograph

[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
Item Type: Photograph

[People Standing Near Covered Wagons]

Description: This photograph shows many people standing near a group of covered wagons parked in the right of the photograph. In the front, there are several men, some wearing suits and others loose clothing and cowboy hats; some of the men are wearing aprons. There is a hose leading from the back of the wagon in the front of the photograph. To the right, one of the wagons has a wooden platform extended like a table and one man seems to be eating off of it and there is a barrel in the middle of the photograph. In the background, there are more people, many under a large tree at the left. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph says, "About 1905-10. Chuck boxes. Water was brought for drinking and cooking from a near-by ranch. Siphoned out from barrels in wagon. One of the cooks eating a rib."
Date: 1905~
Item Type: Photograph