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[Annual Century Club president's luncheon, late 1950s]

Description: An annual President's luncheon of the Marfa Century Culture Club. The attendees are sitting behind a long, decorated table. A centerpiece is prominent, and sits in the middle of the photograph. From left to right: Mrs. Robinson, Mr. Russell Thornsbury (President of the Chamber of Commerce), Mrs. H. L. Hord (incoming President), Mrs. M.T. Bennett (luncheon Chairman and Master of Ceremonies), Mrs. M.S. Baker (outgoing President), and Mrs. George Mimms.
Date: 1959~
Creator: Keith Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[Antelope herd at Big Bend National Park]

Description: Photograph of an antelope herd at Big Bend National Park; more than fifteen antelope are running across a large grassy plain. The image accompanied a written speech, with the caption: "The wildlife is as varied as the land on which it feeds. During the hunting seasons, sportsmen come to kill mule deer and antelope. The casual traveler can usually spot both grazing in the pastures" (p. 11).
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

Antique Wash Bowl

Description: Photographs of antique wash bowl and pitcher owned by Jessie Mueller. This page was included in a paper written by Elizabeth Newton for an American History class at Marfa High School in November 1967.
Date: November 1967
Item Type: Photograph

Antiques in my Family: American History Research Paper

Description: Research paper written by Conchita Herrera about antiques in her family. Covered are antique guns, furniture and kitchenware. This paper was written for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1972.
Date: 1972
Creator: Herrera, Conchita
Item Type: Paper

Antonia Cano in Grand Falls, Texas

Description: "This picture of Antonio G. Cano was taken in Grand Falls, Texas on December 12, 1914. Her husband, Martin, was a loyal follower of Pancho Villa. They later moved to Grand Falls in 1925." This statement was made by Alma Cano and was included in a research paper by Delfina Heredin for a history class at Marfa High School in 1975.
Date: December 12, 1914
Item Type: Photograph

Antonio Lieck Briam

Description: Portrait of Antonio Lieck Briam in 1885, the year she married Louis Briam. She is wearing a dress with a collar and a belt. Her hair is pulled back.
Date: 1885
Item Type: Photograph

Area Businesses

Description: Report by Eddie, Villarreal for an American History class at Marfa High School. It is about businesses in Marfa, Texas based on his interviews with business owners and employees at Marfa Manufacturing Company and Casner Motor Company
Date: unknown
Creator: Villarreal, Eddie
Item Type: Text

Arseno, Augustine, and Osmundo Campos

Description: Photograph of Arseno, Augustine III, and Osmundo Campos, sons of Augustine, Jr. and Carolina Campos in Terlingua in 1926. This photo was included in a research paper by Herlinda Espinoza for an American History Class at Marfa High School in 1966.
Date: 1926
Item Type: Photograph

[Ashton House]

Description: Photograph of the roof of the Ashton House in Marfa, Texas. The house is made of brick. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph says, "Ashton House 1971."
Date: March 1971
Item Type: Photograph

[Ashton House]

Description: Photograph of the porch of the Ashton House in Marfa, Texas. The house is dilapidated and the yard is overgrown with grass and weeds. The porch roof is held up with two wooden posts. A handwritten note on the back says, "Armida Campos, Time: March 19, 1971, Place: A very old house near the "lce Plant."
Date: March 19, 1971
Item Type: Photograph

[Ashton House]

Description: Photograph of the Ashton House taken in December of 1972. The house is dilapidated and the yard is overgrown. The back of the photograph says, "An Original Polaroid Land Photograph," and has ordering information.
Date: December 1972
Item Type: Photograph

Ashton House and Family

Description: Research paper written by Cheryl Donaldson about the Ashton House, a house in Marfa, Texas. The paper covers the house from when it was built in 1898 by Dr. Monagin to its sale after Mrs. Ashton's death in 1941. This paper was written in 1970 for a class at Marfa High School.
Date: 1970
Creator: Donaldson, Cheryl
Item Type: Paper

[At Home Card for Mrs. Henry Coffield]

Description: Wedding announcement card celebrating the marriage of Henry Coffield and his wife. The text reads: "Mrs. Henry Coffield, At Home, Thursday, July third, three to four o-clock."
Date: 1941
Item Type: Text

Atascador

Description: Pamphlet advertising real estate and agri-business in an "All American Colony in Mexico" called Atascador. Land was offered at $12.50 - 25 per acre.
Date: 1911~
Creator: Atascador Land Company
Item Type: Pamphlet

Atascosa County Jail

Description: Photograph of Atascosa County Jail. Unidentified individuals stand outside the building. A horse and carriage stand in the street beside the building.The jail was torn down in the 1950's.
Date: April 7, 1894
Item Type: Photograph