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  • Object: Sword

    Oct 04, 2018

    I-0230l Saber American 1860-1898 Materials: Leather, Metal, Wire This object is a US Model 1860 Light Cavalry Saber. This model of saber was used during the American Civil War and the Indian Wars by dragoons, mounted riflemen, and cavalry regiments [...]

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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: Insignia

    Oct 02, 2018

    I-0118b Insignia African-American United States Mid-19th to early 20th Century Materials: Metal/Paint/Enamel This object is an insignia pin for the 10th Cavalry of the United States Army.  It was used to distinguish the members of the regiment.  The 10th Cavalry [...]

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  • Object: Dog Tag

    Oct 01, 2018

    2015.4.1 United States San Antonio 1940s Materials: Metal This object is a metal identification tag also known as a dog tag. This tag was worn by Jose M. Valdespino who enlisted in  Sept 1942 at Duncan Field, in San Antonio. After training, he was [...]

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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: Drawing

    Oct 01, 2018

    I-0021b Drawing Jack “Herc” Ficklen American Texas 20th century Materials: paper, ink Known as one of the greatest commanders in U.S. history, this object is a drawing of Dwight D. Eisenhower also known as “Ike.” Eisenhower was born in Denison, Texas [...]

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  • Object: Painting

    Sep 27, 2018

    I-0492b Painting Jose Vives-Atsara Spanish-Texan Texas 1984 Materials: Paint, Wood, Canvas Map via: EIDD Design for All Europe The artist Jose Vives-Atsara is a Spanish-born Texan painter known for his depictions of  Mexican culture, beautiful Texas landscapes, and historical sites. [...]

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  • Object: Uniform

    Sep 27, 2018

    2013.11.1 a-e Uniform United States 1943-1946 Cloth, Thread, Metal This uniform is from World War II and contains: hat, jacket (pictured), tie, pants, and belt. The uniform belonged to native Texan, Dr. Harold W. Diserens, M.D. who served in the [...]

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  • Object: Book

    Sep 27, 2018

    2014.1.6 Text Book German 1943 Materials: Cardboard, Ink, Paper This is a children’s text book, written in German entitled “Arbeitsbuch fur de Interricht in der deutsche Sprache,” which translates roughly to “Workbook for Teaching in the German language.” Under the [...]

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  • Object: Ration book

    Sep 25, 2018

    I-0478a Ration Book American Date: 1944 Materials: Paper   This is a ration book dating to 1944. During World War II, the United States rationed food and other commodities on the home front to ensure that there would be adequate [...]

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