Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Don R. Brice:

An Inventory of Don R. Brice Photograph Collection at the Texas State Archives, 1933-1935



Overview

Creator: Brice, Don R., 1909-1974.
Title: Don R. Brice photograph collection
Dates: 1933-1935
Abstract: This collection consists of black-and-white photographs created by Don R. Brice during his service in the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camps in Lampasas State Park and Big Bend National Park, and one watercolor painting of Casa Grande in Big Bend National Park given to Brice, 1933-1935. Images include portraits of CCC members building various park facilities and relaxing in camp along with landscapes of Big Bend National Park. Photographs are snapshots and group portraits, along with one photo postcard.
Quantity: 0.75 cubic ft. (266 photographs and 1 painting)
Language: These materials are written in English.
Repository: Texas State Archives
Sponsor: This EAD finding aid was created in cooperation with Texas Archival Resources Online.

Biographical Sketch

Don Ramon Brice was born June 23, 1909, in Grayson County, Texas. His parents were Oscar Woodard and Callie Belcher Brice. His father was a farmer and later worked for several railroads across the northern parts of Texas. After attending high school in the small town of Hamlin, in Jones County, Brice worked at a number of jobs during the early years of the Depression. When the federal government established the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in 1933, Brice joined its ranks. He enlisted in CCC Company 896 who was then assigned to establish Lampasas State Park. This project was known as SP-2 and was the second official New Deal state park in Texas. His company established Camp Miriam, named for Governor Miriam Ferguson, on June 17, 1933. They "cleared brush and cactus, built gravel roads, a native stone entrance, a concession house, a low water dam, native stone picnic tables, barbecue pits, native stone cabins, a baseball field, and a polo field." Lampasas State Park was completed in just under one year.

On May 20, 1934, CCC Company 896 completed its work at Lampasas and the company was transferred to the Chisos Mountains in West Texas. The men were transported by railroad from San Antonio to Marathon. There, they were met by military-type troop carrier trucks that transported the men over extremely rough country and very primitive roads. The trip took most of the night. CCC Company 896 was stationed in the Chisos Basin from May 25 through October 1934. Brice was in charge of the work crew responsible for building the "dramatic Green Gulch Road to the basin, with its stone bridges and erosion control." This project was a impressive feat of engineering, considering hat most of the work was completed with minimal equipment, including dynamite, picks, shovels, wheelbarrows, military-issue flatbed trucks and hard labor. In spite of the rugged country and the hard work endured by the men of CCC Company 896, Brice later recalled that the area of Big Bend was beautiful and his service in the CCC provided some of the most wonderful times of his life.

Between 1935 and 1936, Brice attended Nixon-Clay Business College in Austin. In 1938, he married Arthurine Emma Haun of Lockhart. They resided in Austin and Brice worked as a manager of Superior Dairies from 1938 to 1943. In 1943, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in the South Pacific until the end of World War II. After the war, Brice became an assistant in the Building Inspector's Department for the City of Austin (1945-1948). In 1948, he and his family moved to Lockhart where he became manager of the Leyendecker Plumbing Company. He was active in many of the various civic organizations in the City of Lockhart. However, his first love was his volunteer work with the Red Cross. Ever since his days in the Civilian Conservation Corps he developed a love of the outdoors. For over 40 years Brice worked as a volunteer in the American Red Cross. He devoted the rest of his life to teaching and training students in aquatics, first aid conduct and small craft instruction, including both sailing and canoeing. He developed a Red Cross summer swim program and aquatic program in Caldwell County and assisted as an aquatics instructor and consultant at several state and national aquatic and smallcraft schools in Texas, Oklahoma and Missouri. He continued his work with aquatics until his death on January 26, 1974.

(Sources include: Steely, James Wright. Parks For Texas: Enduring Landscapes of the New Deal. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1999; Haney, A.M. (ed.) Outstanding Civic Leaders of America. Chicago: The Outstanding Americans Foundation, 1968; Interviews with Don R. Brice conducted by his son Donaly Brice at various times between 1950 and 1974; Lampasas State Park, The Living New Deal website and Civilian Conservation Corps - Big Bend National Park, National Parks Service website, both accessed September 22, 2016.)


Scope and Contents of the Collection

This collection consists of black-and-white photographs created by Don R. Brice during his service in the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camps in Lampasas State Park and Big Bend National Park, and one watercolor painting of Casa Grande in Big Bend National Park given to Brice, 1933-1935. Images include portraits of CCC members building various park facilities and relaxing in camp along with landscapes of Big Bend National Park. Photographs are snapshots and group portraits, along with one photo postcard.

Images from Lampasas focus on dam construction along Sulphur Creek with a few views of the men boxing. The photographs from West Texas include views of Mt. Emory (now Emory Peak) and Casa Grande in the Chisos Mountains, scenes of Santa Elena Canyon along the Rio Grande River, snapshots of cactus and local wildlife, and views of the camp from the surrounding mountains, all within Big Bend National Park. Brice's CCC company traveled through Terlingua, Boquillas and the Hot Springs, and Alpine, Texas in Brewster County while working in Big Bend. Also included are two snapshots of Texas Governor James Allred and his wife Betsy Allred in the CCC camp in Big Bend, and one photograph of former Texas governor Pat Neff during a speech at the camp. CCC companies photographed are Company 896 and Company 1855.

To prepare this inventory, the described materials were cursorily reviewed to delineate series, to confirm the accuracy of contents lists, to provide an estimate of dates covered, and to determine record types.


Arrangement of the Collection

The photographs are arranged as received from the donor. The prints were removed from an adhesive album by the donor but photocopies are available of the original album order. Each photograph caption is from a handwritten note on the verso of the print.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Materials do not circulate, but may be used in the State Archives search room. Materials will be retrieved from and returned to storage areas by staff members.

Restrictions on Use

Under the Copyright Act of 1976 as amended in 1998, unpublished works are protected for the life of the author plus 70 years. The term of copyright for published material varies. Researchers are responsible for complying with U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S.C.).

Technical Requirements

Researchers are required to wear gloves provided by the Archives when reviewing photographic materials.


Index Terms

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Subjects (Persons):
Allred, James V, 1899-1959.
Allred, Joe Betsy, 1905-1993.
Neff, Pat Morris, 1871-1952.
Subjects (Organizations):
Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.)--Pictorial works.
United States. National Park Service--Pictorial works.
Subjects:
Landscapes--Pictorial works.
Parks--Texas--Design and construction--Pictorial works.
Parks--Texas--History--Pictorial works.
Nature--Pictorial works.
Places:
Lampasas State Park (Tex.)--Pictorial works.
Lampasas (Tex.)--Pictorial works.
Terlingua (Tex.)--Pictorial works.
Boquillas (Tex.)--Pictorial works.
Alpine (Tex.)--Pictorial works.
Brewster County (Tex.)--Pictorial works.
Big Bend National Park (Tex.)--Pictorial works.
Chisos Mountains (Tex.)--Pictorial works.
Rio Grande (Colo.-Mexico and Tex.)--Pictorial works.
Document Types:
Photographs--Texas--1933-1935.
Postcards--Texas--1934.
Watercolors (painting)--Texas--1935.

Related Material

The following materials are offered as possible sources of further information on the agencies and subjects covered by the records. The listing is not exhaustive.

Texas State Archives
The Prints and Photographs Collection includes multiple images of CCC companies and camps in Texas.
J.R. Hunnicutt collection, 1882-1866, undated, bulk 1913-1966, 4.45 cubic ft.
Texas State Parks Board records, 1901-1902, 1905, 1908, 1917, 1925-1963, bulk 1933-1949, 28.35 cubic ft.
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department administrative records and other materials, 1909, 1929, 1934-2004, 2008, 2011, bulk 1963-1999, 10.85 cubic ft.
Chisos Mining Company records, 1905-1943, undated, bulk 1928-1942, undated, 8.7 cubic ft.
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department photographs and negatives, 1938-about 1979, 26 cubic ft. [There is no finding aid for these records. Call number is 2011/434.]
Publications
Brandimarte, Cynthia A. Texas State Parks and the CCC: the Legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2013.
Steely, James Wright. Parks For Texas: Enduring Landscapes of the New Deal. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1999.
Steely, James Wright. The Civilian Conservation Corps in Texas state parks. Austin: Historic Sites and Structures Program, State Parks Division, Texas Parks and Wildlife Dept., 2010.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item), Don R. Brice photograph collection. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession number: 1989/006

These records were donated to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by Donaly E. Brice, son of Don R. Brice on September 14, 1988.

Processing Information

Processed by Halley Grogan, June 2016


Detailed Description of the Collection

Don R. Brice photograph collection, 1933-1935,
0.75 cubic ft. (266 photographs)

Lampasas State Park:
Box Photo
PP0673 1989/006-1 Sam Cates of Llano, Texas and Ben McGee of San Antonio, Texas, 1933
[2 x 4 in. photograph]
1989/006-2 Ol big lazy Sam Cates of Llano, Texas, and a swell friend, champion rock (unknown word) of the gang, 1934
[2 x 3 in. photograph]
1989/006-3 Rictor Wolf of Burnet, Texas, 1933
[2 x 3 in. photograph]
1989/006-4 Sincerely your pal, Pallock, studio portrait of young woman, Lampasas, Texas, 1933
[1.5 x 2 in. photograph]
1989/006-5 Boxing team, 1933
[2 x 3 in. photograph]
1989/006-6 Marvin C. Adams (Mule Ears) of Del Rio, Texas, "Pancho Pete," 1934
[2 x 3 in. photograph]
1989/006-7 Portrait of Charles "Swede" Peterson from McAllen, Texas, in camp, 1933
[2 x 3 in. photograph]
1989/006-8 L.C. Taylor of Hamlin, Texas, 1933
[2 x 3 in. photograph]
1989/006-9 Thanksgiving Day dinner, 1933
[2 x 3 in. photograph]
1989/006-10 Group portrait of eight men, Don R. Brice of Hamlin, Texas, 1933
[2 x 3 in. photograph]
1989/006-11 Unidentified man standing in Lampasas State Park, 1933
[2 x 3 in. photograph]
1989/006-12 Tom Goodwin (Snipes) of Anson, Texas, 1933
[2 x 2.5 in. photograph]
1989/006-13 From Grim(?) Calmetti to Don Brice, portrait of young man in boxing stance with boxing gloves, 1933
[2 x 4 in. photograph]
1989/006-14 Don R. Brice, standing in Lampasas State Park, 1933
[2 x 4 in. photograph]
1989/006-15 Gilmer Johnson, portrait, 1933
[1 x 1 in. photograph]
1989/006-16 Starting the dam on Sulphur Creek, Don R. Brice, center forefront, 1933
[2 x 4 in. photograph]
1989/006-17 and 18 Pouring the foundation for the windmill, 1933
[two 3 x 4 in. photographs]
1989/006-19 and 20 Working on foundation for dam near Sulphur Creek, 1933
[two 2 x 3 in. photographs]
1989/006-21 Pouring the foundation for Sulphur Creek dam, 1933
[3 x 4.5 in. photograph]
1989/006-22 Rock quarry gang, 1933
[2.5 x 4 in. photograph]
1989/006-23 High water over part of partly completed dam on Sulphur Creek, 1933
[2 x 3 in. photograph]
1989/006-24 Flood over the partly completed dam over Sulphur Creek, 1933
[2 x 3 in. photograph]
1989/006-25 Washout while at work on Sulphur Creek dam, 1933
[3 x 5 in. photograph]
1989/006-26 Completed dam on Sulphur Creek, Don. R. Brice, 1933
[2 x 4 in. photograph]
1989/006-27 Completed dam on Sulphur Creek, 1933
[2.5 x 4.5 in. photo postcard]
1989/006-28 Dam scene during a flood on Sulphur Creek, 1933
[2 x 4 in. photograph]
1989/006-29 Work on concession building, 1933
[2.5 x 5 in. photograph]
1989/006-30 Completed dam and picnic structures, 1933
[2 x 3 in. photograph]
1989/006-31 Concession building completed, man drinking from water fountain, 1933
[2.5 x 5 in. photograph]
1989/006-32 Building, 1933-1934
[2 x 3 in. photograph]
1989/006-33 James L. Owen, Silas Bill Whitehurst and Mike Nash, 1933
[2 x 4 in. photograph]
1989/006-34 Completed retaining wall of bridge, 1933
[3 x 5 in. photograph]
1989/006-35 Drinking fountain and picnic structures, 1933-1934
[2 x 3 in. photograph]
1989/006-36 Work on Polo Field bathhouse, 1933
[2.5 x 4 in. photograph]
1989/006-37 Picnic structure, Don R. Brice to right of group, 1933-1934
[2 x 3 in. photograph]
1989/006-38 Completed bathhouse on Polo Field, 1933-1934
[3 x 4 in. photograph]
1989/006-39 Picnic area, 1933-1934
[2 x 3 in. photograph]
1989/006-40 Dutch oven and picnic structure, 1933-1934
[3 x 4.5 in. photograph]
1989/006-41 James L. Owen of Gordon, Texas, on trail and walkway, 1933-1934
[2 x 3 in. photograph]
1989/006-42 View of roads and trees, 1933
[2 x 3 in. photograph]
1989/006-43 Don R. Brice, on trail and walkway, 1933-1934
[2 x 3 in. photograph]
1989/006-44 Gateway to Lampasas State Park, 1933-1934
[2 x 3 in. photograph]
1989/006-45 View of trees, 1933-1934
[2 x 3 in. photograph]
1989/006-46 View of buildings, 1933-1934
[2 x 3 in. photograph]
1989/006-47 Sulphur Creek, 1933
[2 x 3 in. photograph]
1989/006-48 Gateway to Lampasas State Park on Sulphur Creek, 1933-1934
[2 x 3 in. photograph]
1989/006-49 Scene on Sulphur Creek, 1933
[2 x 3 in. photograph]
1989/006-50 Sulphur Creek, 1933
[2 x 3 in. photograph]
Big Bend National Park:
Box Photo
PP0673 1989/006-51 Clean up day, Chisos Mountains, Don R. Brice, left end of cot with sweater on, along with Bills, Martin, and Rummel, 1934
[2 x 4 in. photograph]
1989/006-52 Some tents in the camp, with net(?) "son of a b..." in the background, Chisos Mountains, 1934
[2 x 3 in. photograph]
1989/006-53 Part of camp during storm. Notice waterfalls in background, Chisos Mountains, 1934
[2.5 x 3 in. photograph]
1989/006-54 Part of camp, the window and Mt. Baldy in the background, Chisos Mountains, 1934
[2 x 3 in. photograph]
1989/006-55 The little camp mascot, Chisos Mountains, 1934
[2 x 2.5 in. photograph]
1989/006-56 Work camp during rainstorm. Waterfalls in some feet in background, Chisos Mountains, 1934
[2 x 4 in. photograph]
1989/006-57 One of the camp sites. Mt. Emory in the background with clouds obstructing part of it. The little peak at the left is called Suicide Peak sometimes. It really is Loma Salitas meaning "Lone Peak." A very dangerous little rocky peak, Chisos Mountains, 1934
[3 x 4.5 in. photograph]
1989/006-58 Company's 896 and 1855, Chisos Mountains, 1934
[2 x 4 in. photograph]
1989/006-59 Starting of camps, Chisos Mountains, 1934
[3 x 4.5 in. photograph]
1989/006-60 Digging the well for water, a "well done" job, Chisos Mountains, 1934
[2 x 3 in. photograph]
[Image is similar to 1989/006-61.]
1989/006-61 A part of the well and well gang, Chisos Mountains, 1934
[2 x 3 in. photograph]
[Image is similar to 1989/006-60.]
1989/006-62 A little physical exercise, boxing, Don R. Brice in black shorts, Chisos Mountains, 1934
[2 x 4 in. photograph]
1989/006-63 The distant mountains in Mexico. Looking toward the river, Juniper Canyon and South Rim Rock. Chisos Mountains, 1934
[2.5 x 4 in. photograph]
1989/006-64 Pat Neff making a speech, Chisos Mountains, 1934
[2.5 x 4 in. photograph]
1989/006-65 A small part of a bridle path on trail, Chisos Mountains, 1934
[2.5 x 4 in. photograph]
1989/006-66 Looking toward the heights of Mexico - interior of Santa Elena Canyon, 1934
[2.5 x 3.5 in. photograph]
1989/006-67 Chisos Mountains, Big Bend Park, 1934
[2 x 4 in. photograph]
1989/006-68 Pulliam Bluff, Mt. Emory, Casa Grande, Lost Mine Peak, from seven miles away, Chisos Mountains, 1934
[2 x 3 in. photograph]
1989/006-69 Mt. Emory in the background, Chisos Mountains, 1934
[2 x 3.5 in. photograph]
1989/006-70 Chisos Mountains in the clouds, 1934
[2.5 x 5 in. photograph]
1989/006-71 Rio Grande toward Hot Spring from Boquillas, a beautiful scene, June 1934
[2 x 3.5 in. hand colored photograph]
1989/006-72 A beautiful view of the flat country beyond the Chisos Mountains. Looking through the window from back in the deep canyon, 1934
[2.5 x 3.5 in. photograph]
1989/006-73 The falls at the window, about 200 ft., Chisos Mountains, 1934
[2 x 3 in. photograph]
1989/006-74 Looking toward Green Gulch, Chisos Mountains, 1934
[2 x 3 in. photograph]
1989/006-75 Texas' highest peak, Mt. Emory, Chisos Mountains, 1934
[2.5 x 3 in. photograph]
1989/006-76 Long leaf pine trees, 100 ft. high, Chisos Mountains, 1934
[2 x 4 in. photograph]
1989/006-77 At the top of Mt. Emory, Don R. Brice in front, Chisos Mountains, 1934
[2 x 4 in. photograph]
1989/006-78 Wilsons' ranch, Chisos Mountains, 1934
[3.5 x 4.5 in. photograph]
1989/006-79 A beautiful picture of Texas' highest peak - Mt. Emory, Chisos Mountains, 1934
[2.5 x 3 in. photograph]
1989/006-80 Mt. Emory peak, Chisos Mountains, 1934
[2.5 x 4 in. photograph]
1989/006-81 A waterfall in Cattail Canyon, Chisos Mountains, 1934
[2.5 x 4 in. photograph]
1989/006-82 The Basin, Mt. Emory in back, Chisos Mountains, 1934
[2 x 4 in. photograph]
1989/006-83 Road over the divide from the "Chinese Wall," Chisos Mountains, 1934
[2.5 x 4 in. photograph]
1989/006-84 Looking up a waterfall, Chisos Mountains, 1934
[2.5 x 4 in. photograph]
1989/006-85 Camp with Mt. Emory in the background, Chisos Mountains, 1934
[2.5 x 4 in. photograph]
1989/006-86 Scene in Chisos Mountains, 1934
[2 x 3 in. photograph]
1989/006-87 Road through the clouds, Chisos Mountains, 1934
[2.5 x 4 in. photograph]
1989/006-88 Some of the boys on trip along the Rio Grande River, 1934
[2 x 3 in. photograph]
1989/006-89 The sun is just coming over. A very beautiful scene, Chisos Mountains, 1934
[2 x 3.5 in. photograph]
1989/006-90 Surrounding mountains as view from the top of Mt. Emory, Chisos Mountains, 1934
[2 x 3 in. photograph]
1989/006-91 View from Mt. Emory, Casa Grande at extreme right, Chisos Mountains, 1934
[2 x 3 in. photograph]
1989/006-92 The Chisos Mountain range showing Pulliam Bluff, Mt. Emory, Casa Grande and Lost Mine Peak. Seven miles distance, 1934
[2 x 3.5 in. photograph]
1989/006-93 Queer shaped rocks. Notice the large trees at the base of the rocks, Chisos Mountains, 1934
[2 x 3 in. photograph]
1989/006-94 Trees and peaks, Chisos Mountains, 1934
[2.5 x 4 in. photograph]
1989/006-95 Looking at Casa Grande thru the window from several miles out in the desert, Chisos Mountains, 1934
[2 x 3 in. photograph]
1989/006-96 View from top of Mt. Emory, Chisos Mountains, 1934
[2 x 3 in. photograph]
1989/006-97 Just a view, Chisos Mountains, 1934
[2 x 3 in. photograph]
1989/006-98 Looking down through the window. A drop off of 200 ft., Chisos Mountains, 1934
[2 x 3 in. photograph]
1989/006-99a Scene in the Chisos Mountains, 1934
[2 x 3 in. photograph]
1989/006-99b Looking over Basin toward the window, Chisos Mountains, 1934
[2 x 3 in. photograph]
Box Photo
PP0674 1989/006-100 Clouds, Chisos Mountains, 1934
[2.5 x 4.5 in. photograph]
1989/006-101 Crown mountains, Chisos Mountains, 1934
[2.5 x 4 in. photograph]
1989/006-102 Making a blast on the new road, Chisos Mountains, 1934
[2 x 4 in. photograph]
1989/006-103 An arched rock, Chisos Mountains, 1934
[2 x 4 in. photograph]
1989/006-104 View from Casa Grande of camp, looking toward the window, Chisos Mountains, 1934
[2 x 4 in. photograph]
1989/006-105 Looking toward Mt. Emory across the basin, note camp. Chisos Mountains, 1934
[2.5 x 4 in. photograph]
1989/006-106 Looking up a waterfall, 300 ft. high, Chisos Mountains, 1934
[2 x 4 in. photograph]
1989/006-107 Scene in a beautiful canyon, Chisos Mountains, 1934
[2 x 3 in. photograph]
1989/006-108 The arched rock from above, a natural bridge, Chisos Mountains, 1934
[2 x 3 in. photograph]
1989/006-109 Looking through the arched rock, natural bridge, Chisos Mountains, 1934
[2.5 x 4 in. photograph]
1989/006-110 Natural bridge, 1934
[2.5 x 4 in. photograph]
1989/006-111 Bob R.C. Martin, Alpine, Texas, on natural bridge, 1934
[2.5 x 4 in. photograph]
1989/006-112 The arched rock from below, natural bridge, Chisos Mountains, 1934
[2 x 3 in. photograph]
1989/006-113 Looking through the arched rock, rainbow bridge or natural bridge, Chisos Mountains, 1934
[2 x 3 in. photograph]
1989/006-114 Looking down the mountain side through the arched rock, natural bridge, Chisos Mountains, 1934
[2 x 3 in. photograph]
1989/006-115 Don R. Brice, underneath the arched rock, natural bridge, Chisos Mountains, 1934
[2 x 3 in. photograph]
1989/006-116 Ice and snow, Chisos Mountains, 1934
[2 x 4 in. photograph]
1989/006-117 Ice on some bushes. A very pretty scene but an awful cold day, Chisos Mountains,
[2 x 4 in. photograph]
1989/006-118 Snow scene Pulliam Bluff in background, Chisos Mountains, 1934
[2 x 4 in. photograph]
1989/006-119 Grand Canyon of the Rio Grande River, Texas and Mexico walls, 200 ft. high, length 12 miles, good swimming and diving here, Santa Elena Canyon, 1934
[3 x 5.5 in. photograph]
1989/006-120 Beautiful Santa Elena Canyon, on the Rio Grande River, 1934
[3 x 5 in. photograph]
1989/006-121 The basin looking toward camp, Chisos Mountains, 1934
[2.5 x 4 in. photograph]
1989/006-122 Beautiful Santa Elena Canyon on the Rio Grande River. Walls are 2,000 feet high, the canyon is six miles long, 1934
[3 x 5 in. photograph]
1989/006-123 The end of the trail in Santa Elena Canyon, 1934
[2.5 x 3.5 in. photograph]
1989/006-124 From the interior looking toward the entrance of Texas' Grande Canyon or rather Santa Elena Canyon. The walls, one wall in Texas and the other in Mexico, are from 1500 ft. to 2000 ft. high and the canyon is about six miles in length. Truly a beautiful place and swell fishing and swimming, 1934
[2.5 x 3.5 in. photograph]
1989/006-125 Looking toward the entrance of Santa Elena Canyon from a distance of half a mile, 1934
[2 x 3.5 in. photograph]
1989/006-126 Boquillas, Chisos Mountains in background, 1934
[2.5 x 4 in. photograph]
1989/006-127 Rio Grande River, 1934
[3 x 4.5 in. photograph]
1989/006-128 Rio Grande River scene, Boquillas, 1934
[2 x 4 in. photograph]
1989/006-129 Johnson's landing field but (?) a very good view Mule Ears peaks at extreme right, 1934
[2 x 3 in. photograph]
1989/006-130 On the road to Santa Elena Canyon. Note the break in the long wall which is the canyon. About six miles distant. A portion of a Texas desert and a hot one, too. Nothing but sand, heat and some small bushes, 1934
[3 x 3.5 in. photograph]
1989/006-131 Quicksilver mining town of Study Butte, Texas, 1934
[2 x 3 in. photograph]
1989/006-132 Some of the boys returning from the Mexican side after having gone over to take a "good ol country (word cut off)" on Mexican soil, 1934
[2.5 x 3 in. photograph]
1989/006-133 Scene on the Rio Grande River, 1934
[2 x 3 in. photograph]
1989/006-134 Looking toward the Santiago Mountains from the Chisos range, 1934
[3 x 3.5 in. photograph]
1989/006-135 The sleepy Rio Grande River - seems to be waking up just a little bit. Just a little rise after a good rain somewhere, 1934
[2.5 x 3.5 in. photograph]
1989/006-136 A beautiful scene in the Del Garner Mountains. Several miles in the interior of Mexico, picture made near Boquillas, 1934
[3 x 5.5 in. photograph]
1989/006-137 Part of quicksilver mine and hotel at Terlingua, 1934
[2 x 3 in. photograph]
1989/006-138 The Chisos range from a distance of 2.5 miles. Notice Mt. Emory and Casa Grande through the window, 1934
[3 x 5 in. photograph]
1989/006-139 The office, post office and store of the Chisos Quicksilver Mining Co. at Terlingua, 1934
[2 x 3 in. photograph]
1989/006-140 The Chisos range in the far distance from the Rio Grande River, 1934
[3 x 5 in. photograph]
1989/006-141 The beautiful Mexican cemetery in Terlingua, Texas, with Chisos Mining Co. in the background. Some of the little (a)dobe houses are visible also, 1934
[2.5 x 3.5 in. photograph]
1989/006-142 The mode of transport in Terlingua, near Chisos Mountains, 1934
[2.5 x 4.5 in. photograph]
1989/006-143 The little village of Terlingua, quicksilver mining town, 1934
[2 x 3 in. photograph]
1989/006-144 Interior of Johnson's ranch house. On the Rio Grande, 1934
[2.5 x 4.5 in. photograph]
1989/006-145 View of the front of Johnson's home on the Rio Grande river, 1934
[2 x 3 in. photograph]
1989/006-146 A typical picture of on of the many goat herders out in this country, 1934
[3 x 5 in. photo postcard]
1989/006-147 Mexican boy on his way to Terlingua to buy goods, 1934
[2 x 3.5 in. photograph]
1989/006-148 Wilson's Ranch house near the Chisos Mountains, 1934
[2 x 3.5 in. photograph]
1989/006-149 Juan and Chato Sada, cafe and store, along the Rio Grande River, Boquillas, 1934
[3.5 x 4 in. photograph]
1989/006-150 Visiting a Mexican adobe out on the Rio Grande River, 1934
[2 x 3 in. photograph]
1989/006-151 Terlingua mule team, transportation in quicksilver mining team, 1934
[3 x 5 in. photograph]
1989/006-152 Air view of Hot Springs located on the Rio Grande River, 1934
[3 x 5 in. photograph]
1989/006-153 Raymond Sublett's (a friend) ranch on the Rio Grande near Santa Elena Canyon. Some sheep and goats are raised on the slope in the middle of the big wall. The wall is on the Mexican side, 1934
[2.5 x 3.5 in. photograph]
1989/006-154 Hot Springs bathhouse and Rio Grande River scene, Chisos Mountains, 1934
[2 x 3 in. photograph]
1989/006-155 One of the petrified tree stumps in the forest near Castalon. Note the size of stump (25 ft. in diameter) and the broken off bark out in front, 1934
[2 x 3.5 in. photograph]
1989/006-156 Mexican sheep herders hut and some of his sheep and goats in a deep canyon, Chisos Mountains, 1934
[3 x 3 in. photograph]
1989/006-157 Tourist apartments at Hot Springs, Texas on the Rio Grande River, 1934
[2 x 3 in. photograph]
1989/006-158 Pulliam Bluff, Mt. Emory, Casa Grande and Lost Mine Peak are visible, Chisos Mountains, 1934
[2 x 3.5 in. photograph]
1989/006-159 Post Office at Hot Springs, 1934
[2 x 3 in. photograph]
1989/006-160 Casa Grande, Chisos Mountains, 1934
[2 x 3.5 in. photograph]
1989/006-161 Looking at Casa Grande through a grove of Longleaf pine trees 100 ft. in height, Chisos Mountains, 1934
[2.5 x 4 in. photograph]
1989/006-162 Moon over Casa Grande, Chisos Mountains, 1934
[2.5 x 4 in. photograph]
1989/006-163 Casa Grande mountain from the "Chinese Wall," Chisos Mountains, 1934
[2.5 x 4 in. photograph]
1989/006-164 Casa Grande, Chisos Mountains, Brewster County, Alpine, Texas, Don R. Brice lived here for two years, 1934-1935
[6.5 x 11 in. photograph]
1989/006-165 Casa Grande, Chisos Mountains, Brewster County, Alpine, Texas, Don R. Brice lived here for two years, 1934
[7 x 10 in. photograph]
1989/006-166 Casa Grande in the clouds, Chisos Mountains, 1934
[2.5 x 4 in. photograph]
1989/006-167 Casa Grande in the clouds - beautiful, Chisos Mountains, 1934
[2.5 x 4 in. photograph]
1989/006-168 Casa Grande with the moon coming around, a beautiful picture, Chisos Mountains, 1934
[2.5 x 3.5 in. photograph]
1989/006-169 Looking across the Big Basin toward Casa Grande, Chisos Mountains, 1934
[3.5 x 4 in. photograph]
1989/006-170 Casa Grande, on a cloudy day, Chisos Mountains, 1934
[2 x 4 in. photograph]
1989/006-171 Part of gravel pit gang, Chisos Mountains, 1934
[2.5 x 4 in. photograph]
1989/006-172 At the gravel pit, Chisos Mountains, 1934
[2.5 x 4 in. photograph]
[Don Brice, kneeling; J.D. Thompson of Florence, Texas; Hollis Huffaker of Lampasas, Texas; "Jap" Kensley of Melvin, Texas; and Lloyd Iney and Bill Ellis of Brady, Texas.]
1989/006-173 Part of my gang at the gravel pit, Don Brice, kneeling. Casa Grande in the background, Chisos Mountains, 1934
[2.5 x 4 in. photograph]
1989/006-174 Two boys sawing logs in Big Bend Park, with Mr. Wade, Foreman, of Marathon, Texas, 1934
[2.5 x 4 in. photograph]
1989/006-175 A days work at the rock quarry, 16 miles from camp, 1934
[3 x 4.5 in. photograph]
[Left to Right: Louis Stern (Dutch) of New Ulm, Texas; Bill Lunsford of Houston, Texas; Garder Green of San Antonio, Texas; Anderson, Cowan, John, Joe, Rudy, Chico, Surdy, and Don R. Brice, extreme right.]
1989/006-176 One part of the job. Working on new road leaving the mountains, Chisos Mountains, 1934
[3 x 5 in. photograph]
1989/006-177 Truck load of boys on one of the trips, over a weekend. The desperado in the black hat with a handkerchief around his neck is myself, Don R. Brice, 1934
[2.5 x 3 in. photograph]
1989/006-178 One of my bridge jobs, Don R. Brice in center, Chisos Mountains, 1934
[2.5 x 4 in. photograph]
1989/006-179 Part of road, two bridges, Chisos Mountains, 1934
[2 x 4 in. photograph]
1989/006-180 A view of the road where bridge is to be built, Chisos Mountains, 1934
[2.5 x 4 in. photograph]
1989/006-181 Road scene in Chisos Mountains, 1934
[2 x 4 in. photograph]
1989/006-182 Bridge work, Chisos Mountains, 1934
[1.5 x 2.5 in. photograph]
1989/006-183 Building a trail around a rocky curve, Chisos Mountains, 1934
[2.5 x 5 in. photograph]
1989/006-184 (Group of men posing for photograph), 1934
[1.5 x 2 in. photograph]
1989/006-185 Bridge work, Chisos Mountains, 1934
[1.5 x 2.5 in. photograph]
1989/006-186 thru 193 [Images were mis-numbered. These numbers were skipped. See memo in folder.]
1989/006-194 Bridge work, Chisos Mountains, 1934
[2.5 x 4 in. photograph]
1989/006-195 Bridge work, Chisos Mountains, 1934
[2.5 x 4 in. photograph]
1989/006-196 An arch on one of my bridges, the boys in front of Shorty, he is 4 ft. and 11 in. high. Don R. Brice in back, Chisos Mountains, 1934
[2.5 x 4 in. photograph]
1989/006-197 Bridge construction, Don R. Brice in center with black hat, Chisos Mountains, 1934
[2.5 x 4 in. photograph]
1989/006-198 Bridge construction, Chisos Mountains, 1934
[2.5 x 4 in. photograph]
1989/006-199 Finishing up a bridge. It's me with the toboggan cap on, 1934
[2.5 x 4 in. photograph]
Box Photo
PP0675 1989/006-200 Part of the bridge gang, Chisos Mountains, 1934
[2 x 4 in. photograph]
1989/006-201 Road scene into camp, Chisos Mountains, 1934
[2 x 4 in. photograph]
1989/006-202 Part of gravel pit gang, Chisos Mountains, 1934
[2.5 x 4 in. photograph]
1989/006-203 Bridge work, Chisos Mountains, 1934
[2 x 4 in. photograph]
1989/006-204 Bridge work, Chisos Mountains, 1934
[2.5 x 4 in. photograph]
1989/006-205 The common Spanish dagger, Chisos Mountains, 1934
[2 x 3 in. hand-colored photograph]
1989/006-206 Opuntia (Schottii or Grahamii), between us it's just a very common cactus plant, but very pretty, Chisos Mountains, 1934
[2 x 3.5 in. hand colored photograph]
1989/006-207 A small part of the chow line. Noon meal in the field, Chisos Mountains, 1934
[2 x 3 in. photograph]
1989/006-208 Maguey plants with Mt. Emory in background, Chisos Mountains, 1934
[2 x 3 in. photograph]
1989/006-209 Lola bushes, Chisos Mountains, 1934
[2 x 3 in. photograph]
1989/006-210 Maguey plant in full bloom with W.B. Hanson, Chisos Mountains, 1934
[3 x 5 in. photograph]
1989/006-211 Spanish dagger about 18 ft. high. Very pretty, Chisos Mountains, 1934
[2.5 x 4.5 in. photograph]
1989/006-212 Bridge work. It's me behind the wheelbarrow. Finishing up the job, Chisos Mountains, 1934
[2.5 x 4 in. photograph]
1989/006-213 The head of a spring, Wilson's ranch, Chisos Mountains, 1934
[2.5 x 3.5 in. photograph]
1989/006-214 Typical mountain vegetation. Lola bushes cactus, ocotillo, Spanish dagger, Maguey plants in bloom, Chisos Mountains, 1934
[2.5 x 3.5 in. photograph]
1989/006-215 Lloyd Jackson of Mullen, Texas, top of Mt. Emory, Casa Grande in background, Chisos Mountains, 1934
[2 x 3 in. photograph]
1989/006-216 Ocotillo plant, Chisos Mountains, 1934
[2 x 3.5 in. photograph]
1989/006-217 (Raccoon in tree), Chisos Mountains, 1934
[3 x 4 in. photograph]
1989/006-218 Babies (deer) quite common out here, pretty, Chisos Mountains, 1934
[3 x 4.5 in. photograph]
1989/006-219 Buck, male deer in Chisos Mountains, 1934
[3 x 4.5 in. photograph]
1989/006-220 Throw a bucketful on him. Don R. Brice, 1934
[2 x 4 in. photograph]
1989/006-221 (Boxing) Don R. Brice on right side, 1934
[2.5 x 4 in. photograph]
1989/006-222 Waterfall in Cattail Canyon, about 300 ft. high, Chisos Mountains, 1934
[2.5 x 4 in. photograph]
1989/006-223 Waterfall in Cattail Canyon, bunch in swimming, Chisos Mountains, 1934
[2.5 x 4 in. photograph]
1989/006-224 Swimming in Cattail Canyon, Chisos Mountains, 1934
[2.5 x 4 in. photograph]
1989/006-225 Swimming in Cattail Canyon, Don R. Brice in front, Chisos Mountains, 1934
[3 x 5 in. photo postcard]
1989/006-226 Sun shining on a small pool of water at the bottom of a small canyon in Cattail Canyon, about 200 ft. below, Chisos Mountains, 1934
[2.5 x 3.5 in. photograph]
1989/006-227 Waterfall in Cattail Canyon, Chisos Mountains, 1934
[2.5 x 4 in. photograph]
1989/006-228 Waterfall in Cattail Canyon, Chisos Mountains, 1934
[2.5 x 4 in. photograph]
1989/006-229 Coming down a tight place on Mt. Emory, Don R. Brice, 1934
[2.5 x 4 in. photograph]
1989/006-230 At the peak of Mt. Emory, highest mountain in Texas, Don R. Brice center, Chisos Mountains, 1934
[2.5 x 4 in. photograph]
1989/006-231 Don R. Brice in Chisos Mountains, 1934
[2.5 x 4 in. photograph]
1989/006-232 Top of Casa Grande, Chisos Mountains, 1934
[2.5 x 4 in. photograph]
1989/006-233 Pretty high up in the mountain, Don R. Brice, Chisos Mountains, 1934
[2.5 x 3.5 in. photograph]
1989/006-234 Three sizes, Shorty "Dustblown", Don R. Brice center, Slim, Chisos Mountains, 1934
[2.5 x 4 in. photograph]
1989/006-235 Don R. Brice, Chisos Mountains, 1934
[2.5 x 4 in. photograph]
1989/006-236 Tall trees, Don R. Brice to left side, Chisos Mountains, 1934
[2.5 x 4 in. photograph]
1989/006-237 A mountaineer, Don R. Brice in Chisos Mountains, 1934
[2.5 x 4 in. photograph]
1989/006-238 (Group portrait) Don R. Brice on sign, 1934
[2.5 x 4 in. photograph]
[Left to Right: Lawrence Neal, Melvin Currier, Richard Harris, Jimmy Owens, Don Brice, Billy Mitchell, Roland Osborn, Newton Luse.]
1989/006-239 An evening in Boquillas, 1934
[2 x 3 in. photograph]
[Left to Right: Roland Osborn, Billy Mitchell, Richard Harris, Melvin Currier, Jimmy Owens, Don Brice, Henry Geyer, Newton Luse.]
1989/006-240 Rio Grande River and some debris, Big Bend Park, 1934
[2.5 x 4 in. photograph]
[Left to Right: Newton Luse, Roland Osborn, Lawrence Neal, Billy Mitchell, Henry Geyer, Melvin Currier, Richard Harris, Don Brice.]
1989/006-241 Swimming in Rio Grande River in Big Bend Park area near Hot Springs, 1934
[2.5 x 4 in. photograph]
[Left to Right: Newton Luse, Lawrence Neal, Jimmy Owens, Melvin Currier, Billy Mitchell, Henry Geyer, Richard Harris, Don Brice.]
1989/006-242 Lunching in Boquillas, 1934
[2.5 x 4 in. photograph]
[Jimmy Owens, Roland Osborn, Billy Mitchell, Newton Luse, Henry Geyer, Melvin Currier, Don Brice, Richard Harris, Juan and Chata Sada.]
1989/006-243 Pat Lester of Florence, Texas, now in Austin, 1934
[2.5 x 4 in. photograph]
1989/006-244 Bob Milam of San Antonio, Texas in Chisos Mountains, 1934
[3 x 4.5 in. photograph]
1989/006-245 James Owens of Gordon, Texas, 1934
[2.5 x 3 in. photograph]
1989/006-246 Cowhand Roland Osborn of San Antonio, Texas, 1934
[1.5 x 2.5 in. photograph]
1989/006-247 Dan D. Dowda of Cisco, Texas, in Chisos Mountains, 1934
[2 x 4 in. photograph]
1989/006-248 Bob Martin of Alpine, Texas, on top of Casa Grande, Chisos Mountains, 1934
[2.5 x 4 in. photograph]
1989/006-249 Roland Osborn visiting home in San Antonio, Texas, 1934
[2 x 4.5 in. photograph]
1989/006-250 Chas. K. Peterson of McAllen, Texas, Chisos Mountains, 1934
[2 x 2.5 in. photograph]
1989/006-251 Chas Peterson of McAllen, Texas, 1934
[1 x 1.5 in. photograph]
1989/006-252 Roger "Sonny" McDonald of San Antonio, Texas, 1934
[2 x 4 in. photograph]
1989/006-253 Bartz of Thrall, Texas and Laughton of Coolidge, Texas, 1934
[2 x 4 in. photograph]
1989/006-254 (Portrait of young man), 1934
[1 x 1.5 in. photograph]
1989/006-255 Elmer Haas in Chisos Mountains, 1934
[2 x 4 in. photograph]
1989/006-256 Sonny McDonald of San Antonio, Texas, 1934
[2 x 2.5 in. photograph]
1989/006-257 Rictor Wolf of Burnet, Texas, on top of Mt. Emory, Chisos Mountains, 1934
[2 x 3 in. photograph]
1989/006-258 Chas. Peterson of McAllen, Texas in Chisos Mountains, 1934
[2 x 3 in. photograph]
1989/006-259 Don R. Brice and Schooner (dog) in Chisos Mountains, 1934
[2.5 x 3.5 in. photograph]
1989/006-260 Schooner dog, Chisos Mountains, 1934
[2.5 x 3.5 in. photograph]
1989/006-261 Don R. Brice and Schooner dog, Chisos Mountains, 1934
[2.5 x 3.5 in. photograph]
1989/006-262 Schooner dog in waste basket, Chisos Mountains, 1934
[2.5 x 3.5 in. photograph]
1989/006-263 Don R. Brice in Chisos Mountains, 1934
[2.5 x 3.5 in. photograph]
1989/006-264 Daly Sullivan of Del Rio, Texas, 1934
[2 x 3 in. photograph]
1989/006-265 Don R. Brice, in Chisos Mountains, 1934
[2.5 x 3.5 in. photograph]
1989/006-266 Don R. Brice and Roland Osborn in Chisos Mountains, 1934
[2.5 x 3.5 in. photograph]
1989/006-267 Bill Lanceford of Houston and Odessa, Texas, 1934
[2 x 3 in. photograph]
1989/006-268 Don R. Brice and Schooner dog, 1934
[2.5 x 4 in. photograph]
1989/006-269 Don R. Brice, Chisos Mountains, 1934
[2.5 x 3.5 in. photograph]
1989/006-270 Don R. Brice, Chisos Mountains, 1935
[2.5 x 4 in. photograph]
1989/006-271 A part of Mt. Allred (named for Governor Allred of Texas) in low clouds, Chisos Mountains, 1935
[2.5 x 4 in. photograph]
1989/006-272 Don R. Brice lived here for two years, Civilian Conservation Camp, Brewster County, Alpine, Texas, Chisos Mountains, 1934
[7 x 11 in. photograph]
1989/006-273 Mt. Emory, second highest mountain in Texas, Brewster County, Alpine, Texas, Chisos Mountains, 1934
[7 x 9.5 in. photograph]
1989/006-274 The Basin, Civilian Conservation Camp, Brewster County, Alpine, Texas, Chisos Mountains, 1935
[7 x 11 in. photograph]
1989/006-275 Tank car from Fort Bliss on a trip to the Chisos Mountains, about 1935
[2.5 x 3 in. photograph]
1989/006-276 Lieutenant McGeehee Comm. and Lieutenant Johnson, Chisos Mountains, 1935
[2.5 x 4.5 in. photograph]
1989/006-277 Portrait of Don R. Brice (seated on rock) in Brewster County, Alpine, Texas, 1935
[5 x 7 in. photograph]
1989/006-278 Portrait of Don R. Brice (standing on rock) in Brewster County, Alpine, Texas, 1935
[5 x 7 in. photograph]
1989/006-279 Mt. Baldy, low clouds and a part of camp, Chisos Mountains, 1935
[2.5 x 4 in. photograph]
1989/006-280 Group portrait, Mr. R.D. Margon, Supt., all leaders and assistant leaders, Chisos Mountains, 1935
[3 x 4 in. photograph]
[Names of men written on print: Morgan, Asberry, Lacy, White, Haun, Whittaker, Miliner, Owens, Cates, Adams, Thompson, Doulda, Haas, Rosson, Howell, Moffitt, Clubb, Wurz, Dreger, Smith, Wharton, Coe, Carson, Osborne, and Shorty Fitzgerald.]
1989/006-281 Mt. Emory, Lorna Schitis(?) and camp, Chisos Mountains, 1935
[2.5 x 3 in. hand colored photograph]
1989/006-282 House cleaning in camp, 1934-1935
[2.5 x 4 in. photograph]
1989/006-283 Camp from Casa Grande and clouds, Chisos Mountains, 1935
[2.5 x 4 in. photograph]
1989/006-284 Part of camp, low clouds and Mt. Emory, Chisos Mountains, 1935
[2.5 x 4 in. photograph]
1989/006-285 A not very good view of camp, 1934-1935
[2 x 3 in. photograph]
1989/006-286 Mrs. Betsy Allred, wife of Governor of Texas, in Chisos Mountains, 1935
[2.5 x 3.5 in. photograph]
1989/006-287 Governor James Allred of Texas, in Chisos Mountains, 1935
[2.5 x 3.5 in. photograph]
1989/006-288 Casa Grande from the lookout tower, Big Bend Park, by Mrs. R.D. Morgan for Don R. Brice, 1935
[9 x 12 in. watercolor painting]
1989/006-289 Some of the boys at work on the lookout tower at the divide, in Chisos Mountains, 1934
[2.5 x 3 in. photograph]
1989/006-290 Working on lookout tower, Don's last job in the Chisos, he's wearing toboggan cap, Chisos Mountains, 1934
[3 x 5 in. photograph]
[Names of men written on print; including Joe, Chico, Santos, Garza and Sandy.]
1989/006-291 Work on lookout tower at the divide, Don in toboggan cap, Chisos Mountains, 1934
[3 x 5 in. photograph]
1989/006-292 Bridge gang, Don R. Brice with hat on, in Chisos Mountains, 1934
[1.5 x 2 in. photograph]
1989/006-293 Starting on lookout tower at the divide, built by Don R. Brice and gang, Chisos Mountains, 1934
[2 x 3.5 in. photograph]
1989/006-294 Working on lookout tower at the divide, Chisos Mountains, 1934-1935
[2 x 3 in. photograph]