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This is a pen and ink drawing entitled “Tejanos del Siglo XVIII” by artist J. Cisneros, commissioned by the UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures. The Spanish presence in Texas has a long history. Originally, Spanish emissaries ran Texas as part of New Spain from 1717-1821. They established missions and...

This object is a pen and ink drawing titled “Mary Crownover Rabb Churning” by Michael Waters. Mary Crownover Rabb wrote one of the first accounts of early life on the Texas frontier. Mary penned her story of life on the frontier for her children and grandchildren to read. Originally...

Art played a significant role during World War II; it was used in the United States to bring people together against a common enemy and to show Americans what they were fighting for. Posters, comics and advertisements once used to market items or make people laugh started to be...

This is a pen and ink drawing of Oveta Culp Hobby by Jack “Herc” Ficklen (1911-1980) of the Dallas News. Jack was a political cartoonist for the paper, working at the Dallas News beginning in the 1930s. He left the paper during World War II, 1940-1945 to serve in...

This pen and ink portrait by artist Michael Waters, from 1979, is of politician John Connally. He was Texas’s governor from 1963-1969, served as Secretary of the Navy under President John F. Kennedy, and Secretary of the Treasury for President Richard Nixon. Connally was born in 1917 in the...