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[Camp Cabins]

Description: This photograph shows a group of white buildings with trees amongst them. To the left, there is a low wall built of bricks and covered by a white roof of metal siding; behind, there is a tree and at least one other building. To the right, there is another building and tree, and, in the foreground, the patio of a third building which is otherwise not visible in the picture. The ground appears to be gravel with some yellow scrub. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph says, "Present day cabins."
Date: unknown
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Bloys Campmeeting]

Description: In this photograph, a group of 13 people (including two children) are standing in front of trees. All of the men and most of the women are wearing hats (and/or bonnets). At the bottom of the photograph there are several handwritten labels: "S. N. B., G. N. Bogel, Jessie B. H. [...] H. J. H. Jr., Eda Jenkins Hubbard, and W. W. Bogel" From left to right, there are: a woman in a white dress with dark-colored sleeves (S. N. B.); a man in a white shirt and bow-tie wearing dark glasses; a second woman in a white dress next to a younger woman wearing a darker-colored dress and bonnet and behind them there is a man wearing a white shirt and tie; a woman in a white dress with a dark pin at the collar holding the hand of a very young boy, also in white, and standing next to a slightly older boy in white with a square collar; a man (directly behind the boys) who appears to be wearing a uniform; two women in white dresses; another man in uniform; and an older man (W. W. Bogel) with a moustache who has something tucked into the waist of his slacks. Directly behind the men to the right, there is some sort of covered vehicle (a buggy or automobile). A handwritten note on the back of the photograph says "Bloys Camp Meeting circa 1913/1916."
Date: [c. 1913 - 1916]
Partner: Marfa Public Library

The H. A. King Ranch

Description: This photograph shows a group of trees in front of several mountains. There appear to be fence posts marking off an area to the right of the photograph. In the foreground there are rocks and ground covered in desert scrub. Handwritten notes on the back of the photograph read: "The H. A. King Ranch, Musquiz Canon, Jeff Davis County Tx, June 1929 by H. A. King" and "10 miles south of Fr. Davis. Build but [...] and then bought 1883 by Col. Grierson [?] who married Mrs. King (mother of H. A.) after first wife Alice died."
Date: June 1929
Creator: King, H. A.
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

Blue Mountain

Description: This photograph shows a mountain in the distance. In the foreground, there appears to be the edge of an unpaved road and telephone wires up above. Between the road and the mountain, there is a flat area covered in desert scrub. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph reads, "Blue Mountain west of Ft. Davis Tex. June 1929 by H. A. King."
Date: June 1929
Creator: King, H. A.
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Postcard of Cattle Round-Up]

Description: Postcard of a herd of dark-colored cattle graze in an open field. In the foreground, there appears to be an unpaved road and a barbed wire fence enclosing the field. Behind the herd, there are three people on horseback. In the background, there are mountains and the open area continues, covered in scrub and small bushes. On the back of the postcard, there is a typed note which reads "Whiteface Hereford cattle add life and color to the mountain pastures." and also a handwritten note that says, "Main kind of work in Fort Davis 50 to 100 years ago." There is also a stamp with the name "Barry Scobee" and "Fort Davis, Texas."
Date: unknown
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[After the deer hunt]

Description: In this photograph, there are two trees with at least three dead dear hanging upside-down from the branches. Two of the deer have been split open and an older man in the center of the photograph is cutting the third. Another man, dressed casually, is watching him work. To the far right, there is a covered buggy or wagon that is unhitched and parked. Behind the men, there is a white spotted dog lying on the ground and a white building, presumably a house. In the background there appear to be mountains. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph says "Geo Gleim & Nick Mansfelder hunting on Joe Espy Ranch north of Ft. Davis, Texas."
Date: November 1916
Creator: Fred J. Feldman Co.
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

Indian Lodge - Davis Mountains State Park, Texas

Description: This photograph shows the Indian Lodge on the slope of a mountain. The building is white and built in a Pueblo indian style. In the foreground, there are trees and a fence enclosing the area around the building. In the background, the slopes of two mountains (including the one that the building is on) are covered in desert trees and brush. A typed note on the back of the photograph says "Indian Lodge hotel in the Davis Mountains State Park" and also has a stamp with the name "Barry Scobee" and "Fort Davis, Texas."
Date: unknown
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

[Ranchers of Davis Mountains]

Description: In this photograph, 10 men dressed in casual clothing are sitting or kneeling in a semi-circle while they eat. Plates, utensils and guns are visible in front of them. At least two other men are standing behind the others, near the group of 5 or 6 horses which all appear to be saddled. All of the men are wearing hats. To the right of the photo there is some sort of wagon or buggy behind the seated men; it is at least partially enclosed and has large wheels and a board attached to the back. The ground appears to be covered with short scrub.
Date: 1905~
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

[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

[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

[Group of Seven Officers]

Description: This photograph shows seven men, wearing what appear to be army uniforms, sitting on rocks surrounded by desert vegetation. The men have moustaches and are wearing dark jackets with stripes on the sleeves, light-colored pants, and hats with a dark bands. The man on the far right is Sergeant Forsythe, the Post Commissary Sergeant. Clockwise, the other men are a 1st Sergeant, a Corporal, another Sergeant, the Hospital Steward, the Quartermaster Sergeant, and another 1st Sergeant.
Date: unknown
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

[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