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Fort Davis, Texas

Description: This photograph has a handwritten label "Ft. Davis Tex" written across the top and shows several buildings in front of a rocky ridge. On the far left, there is a large white building and there at least five people standing on the porch and nearby. To the right, there is a dark building with something in front of it (possibly some barrels covered in a white cloth) and another white building back behind. To the right of the dark building, there are three lighter colored buildings that look nearly identical; they seem to be made of brick and have white roofs with white pillars across the fronts of their porches. The foreground is an open area covered in desert scrub.
Date: unknown
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Officer's Line, Fort Davis, Texas

Description: In this photograph, there are about 10 buildings that appear to be identical, all in a line. A handwritten note on the front says "Officers Line" which suggests that the buildings are the houses of the officers and their families. Each house has a dark roof and five white pillars that form the rim of the porch. There are trees interspersed among the houses. In front of the buildings, there is a large area that is fenced in and contains several animals. Behind the houses, there is a rocky ridge covered in desert scrub and plants. This postcard was sent to "Mr. Frank Russell" in Marfa, Texas and the postmark is from Casa Piedra, Texas sent August 27, 1915. The text, handwritten in ink, reads: "Dear Frank:- This card re-calls memories of much a _happy_ day and each moon-light night that we have been riding & have wished that you were with us. Don't work too hard but come out here if you can. Lovingly, Mabel."
Date: 1915~
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Fort Davis in the Snow]

Description: This photograph that shows part of Fort Davis in the winter. In the foreground, there are several large rocks and behind them, to the left, there is a row of nearly identical buildings with porches that appear to be part of Officer's Row. In front of the buildings, there are trees and a road at the edge of a fenced-in field. There is some sort of structure in the middle of the field. In the background, there are other buildings and the slope of a mountain. Everything is covered in snow. Printed text on the back of the photograph reads "We have come a long way with your support! Happy Holidays From The board of directors of the friends of Fort Davis National Historic Site."
Date: unknown
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Fort Davis 1880]

Description: This photograph shows Fort Davis after snow has fallen. There are several long structures to the right which are the Quartermaster's building and store house. In the middle of the photograph, there is a large open field. In the foreground, there are rocks and the ruins of a small adobe building. Around the left edge of the field, there are trees and the Officer's Barracks. At the far end of the barracks are several two-story buildings including the Post Chapel and Post Headquarters. In the background there are several mountains.
Date: c. 1880
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Fort Davis

Description: This photograph shows a series of buildings that appear to be storefronts. The buildings are built of bricks and one has the words 'feed - water - stable' written on the side. In the foreground, there is a man with a large, old-fashioned bicycle and two dogs nearby. There are also 9 other people ranging along the front of the stores and two horses hitched to a wagon. There appear to be other buildings farther away. In the background there is a rocky cliff rising behind the buildings.
Date: unknown
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Photograph of Row of Officers' Houses, Fort Davis]

Description: Photograph of a row of 8 nearly identical houses. Each house has a white front with a short flight of stairs from the ground to a porch surrounded by white pillars. There is a mountain behind the row of houses and the foreground is covered in desert scrub. The back of the photograph is labeled: "1871 Picture of Fort Davis, The Row of Officers' Houses"
Date: 1871
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Photograph of Row of Houses]

Description: Photograph of a row of 13 nearly identical houses in Fort Davis. Each house is brick and has a white front with a short flight of stairs from the ground to a porch surrounded by white pillars. There appear to be other buildings behind the initial row. In the foreground, the ground is bare and there are several mounds of dirt. In the background, there are hills covered in desert brush.
Date: unknown
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Harvard Radio Astronomy Station, Fort Davis, Texas

Description: This photograph shows the Harvard Radio Astronomy Station. To the left, there is a white building that appears to be a pre-fabricated structure; an old-fashioned pickup truck is parked next to the building. To the right, there is a large satellite propped up on what appears to be wooden supports. Two men are standing next to the satellite. In the foreground, there is some scrub and a wire fence enclosing the station area. Behind the station, there are telephone poles and rolling hills with scattered brush. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph reads "Big Bend Sentinel, Marfa, Texas. 4 col x 4 flush mounted 175 cropped."
Date: unknown
Partner: Marfa Public Library

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~
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Birds-Eye-View, Fort Davis, Texas

Description: The photograph on this postcard shows the town of Fort Davis. In the foreground, there is a formation of large rocks and an unpaved road that continues into the middle of the town. To either side of the road, there are various buildings enclosed by fences and surrounded by yards, trees, and windmills. The postcard was sent from Fort Davis March 15 and arrived in Uvalde, Texas March 17, 1918 according to the postmarks. The text, handwritten in ink, reads: "Wednesday. Well Janet how are you today? This picture was taken from some big high rocks in front of my uncle's house. There are hardly any lumber houses here - nearly all dirt or stone. Some are made of pretty pink rocks. They get the different kinds of rock from the mountains in the town or near town. Hope I'll see you again sometime. Miss Ada." The postcard was addressed to Miss Janet Harris.
Date: c. 1918
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Fort Davis Courthouse]

Description: This photograph shows a large building with that appears to be made of brick although the side facing the front of the photograph is painted white. The side of the building to the right has several doorways and there are windows set in the white side of the building as well as a wooden gate in the middle of part of the wall and some of the brick is showing through the white paint. In the background, there is another building to the far right of the photograph that appears to be enclosed by a wooden fence. In the foreground, the ground appears to be bare. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph reads: "'Batcave Courthouse' in Fort Davis was the first courthouse (1880) built in Presidio County. The front, at right, looks north - The left end was the district courtroom. The red door was the entry way fro wagons into the patio."
Date: unknown
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Volunteers at Fort Davis]

Description: This photograph shows two young girls in dresses and aprons standing in front of a table holding a pitcher and bowl. The room they are in appears to be a kitchen. There is a wood stove to the right of the girls and a pipe leading to the ceiling as well as a window. Directly behind the girls there is are shelves filled with teapots, jars, and pottery. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph reads "Volunteers in the Park, Allison Ryan and Estella Cortez, Sep 1974, Ft. Davis National Hist. Site."
Date: September 1974
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Photograph of Scene Near Fort Davis]

Description: Photograph of three two-story buildings, presumably houses, in front of a rocky cliff. Two of the buildings have porches and appear to be built of brick. In the foreground, there is an unpaved road and a fence with a gate separating the road from the buildings. The area appears to be mostly dirt with some desert scrub. There is a mountain in the distance behind the farthest house. A handwritten note on the photograph says "scene near Ft Davis."
Date: unknown
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Fort Davis School Officials]

Description: In this photograph, there are three men, dressed formally in suits and ties. The man in the middles is wearing glasses and holding a cigarrette. The men are standing against what appear to be wooden shelves, drawers, and cabinets. According to related information, these men are (from left to right) George Moore, Richard D. Shwartz, and A. V. Chaffin, standing in a new Home Economics building. Moore is believed to be the superintendent of the Fort Davis High School, and Shwartz and Chaffin are believed to be school board members.
Date: October 11, 1951
Creator: Munger, Ray
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[The Fort Hospital]

Description: This photograph shows two horsedrawn carriages in front of several large structures. The building to the right is a two-story house that belonged to the hospital steward. To the left, there is the slope of a mountain and the foreground is covered in desert scrub.
Date: unknown
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Buildings At Old Fort Davis - Fort Davis, Texas

Description: This photograph shows four two-story buildings in front of the rocky cliff of a mountain. In the foreground, there is an area covered with scrub and what looks like an unpaved road and telephone poles in front of the buildings. The buildings to the far left and right look a bit weathered and old, but could still be in use and the one near the center has a pickup truck parked outside. The next building to the right appears to be abandoned and is sagging and falling apart; it looks as though it is made of wood although the others seem to be brick.
Date: unknown
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Byrd Orchard]

Description: This photograph shows a scenic view of the Byrd orchard. In the foreground, there are two fenced-in fields, the corner of one holds several grazing animals. Along the edge of the fence there are trees and what appears to be an irrigation ditch separating those fields from another field and the orchards. On the right of the photograph, there are several buildings, partially obscured by trees. To the left, there appears to be a slope coveered in desert trees and scrub and there are mountains in the background.
Date: 1924
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Fort Davis

Description: This photograph shows Fort Davis at a distance with mountains in the background. In the foreground, there are cacti and two young boys sitting on a rock in the lower right hand corner.
Date: unknown
Creator: Burgess, Glenn
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Home Economics Class]

Description: In this photograph, four young women in dresses are standing in a kitchen. The two girls on the right are holding towels. According to related information, the four girls are (left to right): Lillian Frank, Trudy Acton, Jeannette Schultea, and Shirley Neill who are the first Fort Davis High School students to use the new Home Economics building.
Date: October 11, 1951
Creator: Munger, Ray
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[In Musquiz Canyon]

Description: In this photograph, there are two covered vehicles filled with people and hitched to horses; one appears to be a small buggy and the other is a larger wagon. The wagons are standing in a flat area, covered in desert brush in front of the slopes of several rocky ridges. Handwritten notes on the back of the photograph read "Down Musquiz Canyon" and "Horse and buggie days. Early way of sporting."
Date: unknown
Partner: Marfa Public Library