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  • Object: Accordion

    Oct 03, 2018

    I-0239b Accordion German 1980 Materials: Wood, metal, leather, plastic This object is an accordion, a musical instrument invented in Europe in the 1800s. It was brought to America by European immigrants and is especially popular in French-Louisiana and along the [...]

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  • Object: Lithograph

    Oct 03, 2018

    I-0287a Lithograph Hermann Lungkwitz German American Fredericksburg, TX 1813-1891 Materials: Paper and ink Karl Friedrich Hermann Lungkwitz, “On the Pedernales River,” oil on paper. Image via Wikimedia Commons. This object is a lithograph of the Texas Hill Country in Fredericksburg [...]

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  • Object: Beer bottler

    Oct 03, 2018

    I-0220a Beer bottler Bottlers Specialty Mfg Co. American Chicago, IL 1912-1914 Materials: Metal Interior of the Peter Brothers Brewery, ca. 1912. In front row (l. to r.’ Edward Peter, Gus Peter, and an unidentified man. John Peter (back row, right) [...]

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  • Object: Helmet

    Oct 02, 2018

    I-0178a Helmet (pickelhaube) Prussian Germany 1904 Materials: leather, brass, lacquer This object is a helmet, specifically a pickelhaube, from 1904. This helmet is believed to have been worn by the 67th infantry regiment of the Prussian army signified by the [...]

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  • Object: Fence

    Oct 02, 2018

    I-0010h Fence German San Antonio, TX 19th Century Materials: Metal Vereins Kirche, Fredericksburg, Texas. A replica of an 1847 early church. In modern times it was nicknamed the Coffee Mill for its unique shape. Image by Ernest Mettendorf, via Wikimedia [...]

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  • Object: Flag

    Oct 01, 2018

    I-0416a Flag German Germany Late 20th Century (1980’s) Materials: Cloth This object is a replica of the National Flag of the Federal Republic Germany that was given to the Institute of Texan Cultures by the German Consulate in 1988. While [...]

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  • Object: Easter Eggs

    Sep 27, 2018

    I-0454a Easter Eggs Wendish 20th Century Materials: Egg shells, dye Map of Lusatia; Image via Project Rastko These are a set of one dozen Wendish Easter Eggs decorated in the traditional style. The eggs are colored using different colored dyes. [...]

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  • Object: Sheet music

    Sep 27, 2018

    I-0198bb Music Sheet German Hoffmann von Fallersleben, August Heinrich Date: December 1965 Material: paper This is a copy of sheet music for “Der stern von Texas” written by August Heinrich Hoffmann von Fallersleben. Hoffmann von Fallersleben was a German poet, [...]

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