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[Woman With Tripod]

Description: Photograph of a woman standing next to a tripod and several black bags in an open doorway in the Harrison County courthouse in Marshall, Texas. Two blue balcony railings, one on each floor, are visible in the foreground.
Date: June 21, 2009
Creator: Bell, Jim
Location Info:
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

[Photograph of Tom Clark in U.S.S. Texas Navigation Office]

Description: Photograph of two men wearing plain uniforms sitting in the navigation office on board U.S.S. Texas. Folded bunks are visible on the left side of the image, against the outer bulkhead. Tom Clark (right) is seated on a metal file which holds the photographer's 4 x 5 negatives next to an open camera case used for a 4 x 5 Speed Graphic camera. Lockers and a door to a storage compartment are partially visible in the background.
Date: unknown
Partner: Texas Parks & Wildlife Department

[One Picture is Worth a Thousand Words]

Description: This is a research paper written by Jaime Javier Vasquez for an American History Class at Marfa High School in 1978. It is about the early photographers in Marfa and the West Texas area. These men and women documented the landscape, the people and events of the early 20th century in that area. The author found little information about these photographers personally but included what he did uncover.
Date: 1978
Creator: Vasquez, Jaime Javier
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Body of Work

Description: This document provides information on the Southwestern Writers Collection and the Wittliff Gallery of Southwestern & Mexican Photography at Texas State University at San Marcos.
Date: July 2006
Creator: Texas State University--San Marcos
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Mexico City]

Description: Photograph of Mexico City, taken in 1950 from the patio of Hester Beck's hotel. The hills in the background rise above the city.
Date: 1950
Creator: Beck, Hester M.
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Market in Mexico City]

Description: Photograph of a market in Mexico City, taken in 1950. Vegetables are housed under an awning, and many people stand near them. A lamppost can be seen to the far left.
Date: 1950
Creator: Beck, Hester M.
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Photograph of Myrtle, Beatrice, and Agnes Radford]

Description: Photograph of Agnes, Beatrice, and Myrtle Radford. Beatrice has an arm around both women. All three of them have flowers pinned to their dresses. Beatrice wears a white gown, Agnes wears a gown patterned with flowers, and Myrtle wears a dark gown with a high white neck. None of them is smiling.
Date: 18uu
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

Life of Francis King Duncan

Description: Research paper written for a history class at Marfa High School about Francis King Duncan, who was pronounced dead by three doctors when he cracked his skull open on an old wooden stove in a train collision; but while the undertaker was preparing him for burial, he awoke. He developed a bad case of boils, contracted tuberculosis twice, and caught yellow fever in Oregon. After his service in World War I, Frank Duncan settled in Marfa, Texas, with his wife and daughter.
Date: December 13, 1965
Creator: Bagley, Bob
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Memorial Service: Kathleen Menard - April 24, 1978]

Description: Script for the memorial service of Kathleen Menard at Nalley-Pickle Rosewood Chapel on the morning of April 24, 1978. Kathleen Menard attend and graduated valedictorian form Marfa High School in Marfa, Texas. Kathleen Menard was deeply devoted to her father, Frank Duncan, and helped him in his photography business.
Date: 1978
Partner: Marfa Public Library