• Object: Painting

    Object: Painting

    Sep 25, 2018

    I-0206jj Painting Hendrick Arnold at the Siege of Bexar M. A. Emanuel Date: ca. 1980 Materials: Paper & paint Map via: Texas State Library and Archives Commission This watercolor painting was created by M.A. Emanuel and shows an image of [...]

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  • Object: Necklace

    Object: Necklace

    Sep 25, 2018

    I-0432d Necklace Lucille Alexander Alabama-Coushatta Texas Date: ca. 1989 Materials: Leather & glass This object is a necklace made by Lucille Alexander. This necklace has a brown woven cord with a circular medallion fastened to it. The medallion is bead-covered [...]

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  • Object: Commemorative Coin

    Object: Commemorative Coin

    Sep 25, 2018

    I-0109a Commemorative coin French Paris, France Date: 1975 Materials: Bronze, silver France has a long history of issuing commemorative coins, honoring significant members in French history. It was only in 1982 that the Monnaie de Paris (Paris Mint) began issuing [...]

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  • Object: Guitar

    Object: Guitar

    Sep 25, 2018

    I-0001a Guitar Kay Musical Instrument Company African American Illinois Date: ca. 1951 Materials: Wood, plastic & metal Map via: http://www.BestPlaces.net This semi-acoustic guitar was formerly owned by Sam Lightnin’ Hopkins and originally manufactured by Kay Musical Instrument Company during the [...]

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  • Object: Helmet

    Object: Helmet

    Sep 25, 2018

    This helmet is a standard model Prussian pickelhaube, an iconic emblem of the Prussian Army and of Imperial Germany. The name roughly translates to pickaxe-bonnet (pickel meaning “pickaxe” and Haube meaning bonnet) and was worn by German soldiers, firefighters and [...]

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  • Object: Mouth Organ

    Object: Mouth Organ

    Sep 25, 2018

    This object is a mouth organ, or sheng from China. According to Chinese mythology the sheng was invented by Ling Lun, the legendary founder of music. The story of Ling Lun’s invention of music and a variety of traditional Chinese [...]

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