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  • Object: Clock

    Oct 03, 2018

    EX2014.1.1 Clock J. Rubio American Huntsville, Texas 2014 Materials: Leather, wood, metal, plastic This item is a clock made from a leather stirrup, mounted on a wooden base. It was made by an inmate of the Texas Department of Criminal [...]

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  • Object: Newspaper

    Oct 03, 2018

    I-0208pp Newspaper article “Confederate Soldier Walter W. Williams Dies in Houston, Funeral Held Wednesday” The Franklin Texan American Franklin, Texas 1959 Materials: Paper/Ink This is the December, 1959 edition of the Franklin Texan. In this issue, the story concerns the [...]

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  • Object: Safe

    Oct 02, 2018

    I-0098g Safe Alamo Safe and Lock Co. American San Antonio, TX 19th Century Materials: Metal/Paint This object is a heavy metal safe, manufactured by Alamo Safe and Lock Co. in the late 19th- early 20th century.  It was owned by [...]

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  • Object: Photographic Print

    Oct 02, 2018

    I-0014c Photographic Print Texas 19th Century Paper This object is a photographic print of Richard Allen (1830-1901) a political leader in Texas. Richard Allen was born a slave in Richmond, Virginia on June 10, 1830. He was brought to Harris [...]

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  • Object: Painting

    Oct 01, 2018

    I-0206v Painting “Milton Holland and Medal Of Honor, 1864” Bruce Marshall American 20th Century Materials: Paper, Paint Typeset, signed, and framed copy (“Leland-Boker Authorized Edition”, printed in June 1864) of the Emancipation Proclamation on display at the Pennsylvania State University [...]

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  • Object: Print

    Oct 01, 2018

    I-0276c Print “Last Meeting of Gen. Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson” Kurz & Allison American 19th Century Materials: Paper, Ink, Glass, Wood The Civil War resulted in the death of more than 600,000 soldiers and many more were injured. After the [...]

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  • Object: Painting

    Oct 01, 2018

    I-0206w3 Painting “Rosanna Osterman in Galveston, 1862” Bruce Marshall American 20th Century Materials: Paint/Paper/Metal/Glass This object is a framed original watercolor by Bruce Marshall entitled “Rosanna Osterman in Galveston, 1862.” Rosanna Osterman was a Jewish resident of Texas known for [...]

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  • Object: Painting

    Oct 01, 2018

    I-0206bb Painting “Helena Landa Fending off Robbers” Michael Waters American Materials: Paint/Paper/Wood/Glass This is a watercolor painting by Michael Waters entitled “Helena Landa Fending off Robbers.” It depicts Helena Landa, surrounded by four of her children, fending off robbers with [...]

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  • Object: Lithograph

    Oct 01, 2018

    I-0608a Lithograph “I am Woman” Frank Spivey American 2001 Materials: Paint/Cloth Cathay Williams via Wikimedia Commons This is a lithograph of a painting by Frank Spivey entitled “I am Woman.” It depicts Civil War soldier Cathay Williams, the first documented African-American [...]

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  • Object: Cabin

    Oct 01, 2018

    I-0231a Sharecropper’s Cabin African American United States of America Early 20th Century (1900) Materials: Wood, Newspaper, Tin This artifact at the Institute of Texan Cultures is a sharecropper’s cabin. Constructed out of simple materials around 1900, the cabin most likely [...]

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