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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: Card game

    Oct 02, 2018

    FIC2013.160 Trivia Card Game American Galveston, TX 1907/1908 Material: paper This object is a trivia card game called “Texas Heroes: An Instructive Game,” created by Sally Trueheart Williams in 1908. The cards have three to five questions listed with a [...]

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  • Object: Decanter

    Oct 02, 2018

    I-0631 HemisFair 68 Jim Beam Decanter Souvenir American San Antonio, Texas 1968 Materials: Ceramic and Paint This object is a souvenir Jim Beam decanter commemorating the HemisFair of 1968. A decanter is a decorative ceramic or glass bottle, with a [...]

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  • Object: Commemorative Plate

    Oct 02, 2018

    2014.6.1 HemisFair Commemorative Plate American San Antonio, Texas 1968 Materials: Ceramic, glaze This object is a painted commemorative ceramic plate, decorated with a scene of HemisFair ’68 within the outline of the State of Texas. This plate was made to [...]

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  • Object: Hat

    Oct 02, 2018

    2016.1.12 Hat B. B. Ruth American San Antonio, Texas 20th Century Materials: Cloth, , Rhinestones This object is a lady’s hat sold by Joske’s Department Store in the early to mid-1900s. It was owned by Elise Denison Brown Lane, a [...]

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  • Object: Bumper Sticker

    Oct 01, 2018

    2015.1.10a-b Bumper Sticker American San Antonio 1981 Materials: Paper and ink In 1981 Henry Cisneros became the first Hispanic mayor of a major American city. This object is a bumper sticker used during Henry Cisneros’ campaign for mayor of San Antonio. Henry Gabriel Cisneros was [...]

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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: Pamphlet

    Oct 01, 2018

    I-0398s Pamphlet Mexican & American San Antonio, TX 1968 Materials: Paper, ink In April 1968 the city of San Antonio celebrated its 250th anniversary by having a 6 month long International Exposition. The exposition was part of the World’s Fair, World Exposition or Universal Exposition [...]

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