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    [Texas Rangers]. Joseph Walter Durbin Cabinet Card, 1888. 6.5" x 4.25". Durbin, armed and holding a riding crop, poses next to his horse. A previous collector has written his name on the verso in modern ink. Slight wear to edges of card. Walter writes on the verso, "J. W. Durbin and Horse / Rio Grande City, Tex. / Nov. 10, 1888."

    Durbin (1860-1916) served in Captain Frank Jones' Company "D," Frontier Battalion, with his brother, James William "Tink" Durbin. In 1892, after his service with the Texas Rangers, Walter was elected sheriff of Frio County, Texas, near San Antonio. He later authored a memoir entitled "Walter Durbin: Texas Ranger and Sheriff," which was edited by Robert W. Stephens, a Texas Ranger historian.
    Provenance: Durbin Family, Robert W. Stephens, George Jackson Collection.

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    21st Saturday
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