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A Guide to the Marlin Deric Bownds Postcard Collection, ca. 1914
Marlin Deric Bownds (1888-1940) is a former president (1926-1940) of Marfa National Bank.
Black and white postcards collected by M. D. Bownds depict Mexicans seeking refuge in the United States from conflicts between the Federalists and Pancho Villa's forces during the Mexican Revolution. The refugees walked from Presidio to Marfa where the U.S. Army then transported them to El Paso where they were repatriated in Juarez.
Bownds (Marlin Deric) Postcard Collection, ca. 1914, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.