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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: c. 1905
Item Type: Photograph

Photo of Lorina Cruz

Description: Photograph of Lorina Cruz on the day of her wedding, June 18, 1900. She wears a dark dress, a white hat and large pearl earrings. She married Delfine Juarez. This photo was included in a research paper by Frankie Quintanas for a history class at Marfa High School in 1968.
Date: June 18, 1900
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of a Horse and Boy]

Description: In this photograph, a boy is holding the lead rope on a large, black horse. The boy is wearing loose clothing and a cowboy hat; the horse is all black and only wearing a halter. Behind them, there is a long building made of brick with an open, wooden door. In the background to the left, there is a wooden fence. To the right of the photograph there appears to be a black chicken. In the front, there is a shadow of a second person. According to related information, they are at the Bogel ranch (San Esteban), the boy is a young Mexican worker and the horse is a purebred Purcheon stallion.
Date: c. 1906
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Francis Wilson's Home]

Description: Photograph of Francis Wilson's home in Presidio County, Texas, which he built for himself and his family. In front of the house are two motorcycles with a man leaning against one of them.
Date: 1907
Item Type: Photograph

[Poll Tax Receipt]

Description: Poll tax receipt for $1.75 received from A.M. Avant on January 30, 1908 in Pleasanton, Texas.
Date: January 30, 1908
Item Type: Text

[Portrait of Frank Duncan]

Description: Portrait of Frank Duncan with a dark mustache and wearing a suit. A handwritten message on the back of the photo states that it is a "self made" portrait.
Date: 1901
Creator: Duncan, Frank
Item Type: Photograph

[Portrait of Jessie Bogel Hubbard]

Description: In this photograph, a young woman is posing in what appears to be a long, white wedding dress. She is wearing an intricate necklace around her throat and holding a bouquet of flowers in front of her. In the background, there is an ornate window and ledge. On the back of the photograph, there is a handwritten note that says "Jessie Bogel Hubbard about 1900 probably San Antonio."
Date: 1900~
Item Type: Photograph

[Portrait of O. C. Dowe]

Description: Portrait of O. C. Dowe in a suit standing behind an elaborately designed chair with a backdrop of a fancy courtyard behind him. Below the picture is printed the name of the photography studio: "Fey & Braunig, Cuiro & Halletsville, Texas."
Date: 1904
Creator: Fey & Braunig
Item Type: Photograph