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  • Chinese Dragon Head Stage Puppet

    Chinese Dragon Head Stage Puppet

    Jul 25, 2019

    Dragons appear in multiple cultures around the world. Though their appearance, meaning and significance varies between cultures, humans remain fascinated with the mythical creature. Western dragons from European myths typically have four legs and large wings. Quetzalcóatl from the Aztec [...]

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  • Travis Club Cigar Box

    Travis Club Cigar Box

    Oct 04, 2018

    This cigar box in the Institute of Texan Cultures collections was for a private blend of cigars, made especially for the exclusive Travis Club in San Antonio. They were produced by the Finck Cigar Company in San Antonio, Texas. In [...]

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  • San Antonio & Aransas Pass Railway Pass

    San Antonio & Aransas Pass Railway Pass

    Oct 04, 2018

    The San Antonio and Aransas Pass railway or “SAAP” was a railway system that connected San Antonio to Aransas Bay. It was chartered in August 28, 1884 with its first stop in Floresville. It was one of only two railroad [...]

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  • Object: Newspaper

    Object: Newspaper

    Oct 03, 2018

    I-0208pp Newspaper article “Confederate Soldier Walter W. Williams Dies in Houston, Funeral Held Wednesday” The Franklin Texan American Franklin, Texas 1959 Materials: Paper/Ink This is the December, 1959 edition of the Franklin Texan. In this issue, the story concerns the [...]

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  • Object: Lithograph

    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: Miter

    Object: Miter

    Oct 03, 2018

    2013.13.7a-b Greek Bishop’s Miter Greek 20th Century Materials: Cloth/Paper/Ink/Metal/Thread/Glass This object is a Greek Bishop’s miter, or ceremonial headpiece. It’s an elaborate headdress made from brocade, with elaborate embroidery and embellishments, and depicting Christian symbols and figures. It belonged to [...]

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