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Will Willis in the 1850s

Description: Photograph of Will Willis in the 1850s. He was a wealthy man who owned a plantation in Alabama. He was Ethel Bryant's uncle. Her mother often told stories of how Uncle Will had hidden valuables in a turkey nest and water well from the Union Army during the Civil War. In this photo he wears a suit and tie. This photo was included in a research paper by Mike Shurley for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1968.
Date: unknown
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Mr. and Mrs. Adolfo Brito in 1910

Description: Photographic portrait of Mr. and Mrs. Adolfo Brito in 1910. He wears a suit with a hat and she has on a long dark dress. They were both born in Cuchillo Parado, Mexico. Mr. Brito was a high-ranking officer for Pancho Villa. He was killed by Mexican Federalists during a raid in Chihuahua. His wife died of old age in Marfa, Texas.
Date: 1910
Partner: Marfa Public Library