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[Indian artifact]

Description: Photograph of a white stone Indian artifact in the shape of a man, or an ape. The image accompanied a written speech, with the caption: "The first tribe of Indians to be recorded were called the 'Basketmakers'" (p. 2).
Date: 1969
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Smither's Photo Lamp Shade

Description: Photograph printed on a lamp shade by Fred Smithers. The photograph appears to be a group of cowboys on horseback riding down a rugged slope, most likely in West Texas. This is considered a collectible item. Though an outfit in New Mexico tried to patent these photo lamp shades, Smithers was the first to create them and proved it in court with a letter from President Roosevelt thanking him for the lamp he had given him years prior to the patent dispute. This photo was included in a research paper by Jaime Javier Vasquez for an American History class in 1978.
Date: unknown
Creator: Smithers, Frederick William
Partner: Marfa Public Library