The Keith Archive

Photographers Jimmie and Nancy Keith opened their Marfa studio in 1941. They were true community photographers, capturing shots of everyday life here, including images of the military’s presence, weddings, school activities and formal portraits. After Jimmie Keith’s death in 1953, Nancy continued the work well into the 1980s and is responsible for reproducing dozens of old photographs for students to use in their Junior Historian research projects, allowing tremendous insight into our past.