• Castas Engravings

    Castas Engravings

    Jul 19, 2021

    Casta paintings and engravings became popular at the beginning of the 18th century. They were often commissioned for export to Spain to depict and classify the miscegenation of groups in the Mexico. While information such as diet, clothing, daily life [...]

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  • “A Plaza In Texas In The 1930’s”

    “A Plaza In Texas In The 1930’s”

    Jul 19, 2021

    This painting, titled “A Plaza in Texas in the 1930s” by Chicana artist Carmen Lomas Garza, depicts every day events in the lives of Mexican-Americans. Her paintings are based on her memories and experiences of growing up in South Texas. [...]

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  • Struggles for Inclusion Exhibit

    Struggles for Inclusion Exhibit

    Jul 19, 2021

    The Tejano experience includes working to create a more just society, and among these struggles education has been a major battleground. In front of you is a classroom inspired by the Mathis Mexican Ward School, one of many segregated schools [...]

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  • Battle of Matamoros Photographic Postcards circa 1913

    Battle of Matamoros Photographic Postcards circa 1913

    Jul 19, 2021

    These images were created circa 1913 during the Mexican Revolution of 1910. These sepia toned photos depict soldiers, some of which were civilian, likely taken around the time of the Battle of Matamoros. Colonel Lucio Blanco was the leading Mexican [...]

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  • AFL-CIO Union Lapel Pin

    AFL-CIO Union Lapel Pin

    Jul 19, 2021

    This lapel pin was created by the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations as well as the Union Label and Service Trades Department in support of a workers strike against Farah Manufacturing Company during the mid-1970s. The [...]

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  • Maria Antonietta Berriozabal Lapel Pin

    Maria Antonietta Berriozabal Lapel Pin

    Jul 19, 2021

    This lapel pin is from Maria A. Berriozabal’s campaign for mayor of San Antonio, Texas in 1991. Berriozabal was the first Mexican American woman to serve on the city council of a major U.S. city. She served as representative of [...]

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