Vail, Claudine
Photograph Collection, 1905-1915
1 B/W photo print
SWCPC 552 E1

Includes image of two men, Dennis Westerfeld and another in Roby, Texas, car repair shop. Photo includes tires mounted on back wall, work desk, and tools. Julius Westerfeld, and his two sons, Horace and Dennis Westerfeld built the first cotton gin in Fisher County, Texas. Claudine Vail is a resident of Roby, Texas.

Val Verde County, Texas
Photograph Collection, 1880-1972
124 copy negatives

Consists of photographs of Del Rio, Texas (1880-1972), and bulks with Del Rio street scenes (1909-1917). The collection also contains photos of the Southern Pacific Railroad depot and first bridge over the Pecos River, (1909); the U. S. Customs guard house in Del Rio, Texas (1913 and undated); a wool warehouse (undated); cars with right-hand steering wheels (1910); Mexican General Scott (undated); a ferry between Del Rio and Villa Acuna (undated); an obituary for Tom J. Good; and the US Army guarding the Pecos River bridge (1918).

This is an artificial collection of photographs from Val Verde County, Texas. Val Verde County was organized in 1881. Del Rio, the county seat, was established in 1871 on the Rio Grande River. Originally a farming community, the city has become a prominent point of entry on the Mexico-United States border.

Van Zandt, Khleber Miller
Photograph Collection, 1885-1934
7 photos

Consists of photographs of the K. M. Van Zandt family of Fort Worth, Texas (1885-1934).

Khleber Miller Van Zandt came to Texas from Tennessee in 1839. He practiced law in Marshall until the Civil War, and then served as a captain in the Confederate army. After the war, he moved to Fort Worth, helped organize the Fort Worth National Bank, and served as its president for 56 years.

Vance, Texas
Photograph Collection, 1885-1938
15 B/W copy negatives and 15 negatives

Is comprised of photographs of groups of people and a log cabin. Vance, Texas, is located at the juncture of the Nueces River and Bullhead Creek in far-western Real County. The community was originally called Bullhead after Bullhead Mountain just to the north. In 1886 the named was changed to Vance after Xavier Vance who joined Castro’s Colony in 1845. Twentieth-century-population estimates have been below fifty.

Verduzco, Isabel
Photograph Collection, 1890-1920
7 copy prints

Consists of photographs of the Ben Randall family of Hamilton County, Texas (1890-1920). Included are photographs of the Bluebonnet Country Club in Hico, Texas (undated).

Mrs. Paul (Isabel) Verduzco, of Hico, Texas, is a descendant of Confederate veteran Ben Randall.

Vernon, Texas
Photograph Collection, 1910; 1947
9 copy prints
SWCPC 175 E1

Consists of photographs of people and places in Vernon, Texas (1910; 1947). These include photographs of a parade, a factory line, and an aerial shot of a football stadium from 1947.

Vernon, Texas
Photograph Collection, 1947 and undated
9 B/W copy prints and 9 negatives: 4 X 5

This collection consists of photographs of individuals, street scenes, a parade, an aerial view, a factory scene, and an oil well.

Vernon, Texas is the county seat of Wilbarger County. Vernon was incorporated in 1889. By 1990 Vernon was a center for agribusiness and oil. It is the home of Vernon Regional Junior College.

Villa, Pancho
Photograph Collection, 1914-1972
8 copy prints

Consists of photographs of Pancho Villa with his key men and a group of U. S. Army soldiers who were stationed in Mexico (1914-1923). The collection also contains a photograph of Soledad Jiminez, army lieutenant and former girlfriend of Villa (1972).

Villa was a bandit, folk-hero, military general, and hero of the Mexican Revolution. Born in 1873 in Durango, Mexico, as Doroteo Arango, Villa gained fame as a nefarious cattle thief and bandito during the latter years of the Porfiriato, taking the name, Francisco "Pancho" Villa, in the process. At the onset of the 1910 Mexican Revolution, he joined the forces of Fransisco Madero (1873-1913) and, by 1914, controlled an army of 40,000 known as the "Division of the North." Villa's troops continued to win military victory until defeated by the forces of Alvaro Obregon at the battle of Celeya in May 1915, after which his support dwindled. In March 1916, the remnants of Villa's troops raided Columbus, New Mexico. This invasion led to the Punitive Expedition, led by General John J. "Black Jack" Pershing. In 1920, Villa made his peace with the Mexican government and retired. In 1923, he was assassinated in Parral, Mexico.

Vines, Mary
Photograph Collection, undated
39 photo prints, 1 photo postcard, and 2 negatives

This collection consists of individuals, group of people, military, Army Air Corps, mustard gas burn wounds, and bombing. Mary Vines is a native of Liberty Hill and Mason, Texas. She is also a member of the Lubbock Heritage Society.

Vines, P. O.
Photograph Collection, circa 1930-1940
94 B/W photo prints and 3 color photo prints

Is comprised of everyday ranching activities, individuals, building structures, and a horseshoe collection. Mr. Vines worked as a cowboy on the McElroy Ranch near Crane, Texas, circa 1930-1940.

Von Roeder, Nolan
Photograph Collection, undated
28 photo prints and 28 negatives

Consists of views related to the von Roeder Seed Farms, test plots of cotton crops, and machinery located in Synder, Texas. Von Roeder Seed Farms specialized in producing stronger high yield cotton that could endure long hot dry spells for the South Plains region. Nolan von Roeder was born in 1899 in Lockhart, Texas and he and his brother Clemens pioneered the improvement of cotton in Texas. They were partners and created the Von Roeder Seed Farms.