Ink Tag

  • 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

    This is the December, 1959 edition of the Franklin Texan. In this issue, the story concerns the death of Walter Williams, a man who claimed to be a former confederate soldier and the last veteran of the Civil War. Texas [...]

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  • Object: Lithograph

    Object: Lithograph

    Oct 03, 2018

    This object is a lithograph of the Texas Hill Country in Fredericksburg made by the artist and photographer Hermann Lungkwitz in the mid nineteenth century. Karl Friedrich Hermann Lungkwitz was a German artist trained at the Royal Academy of Fine [...]

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  • Object: Miter (Greek Bishop’s Miter)

    Object: Miter (Greek Bishop’s Miter)

    Oct 03, 2018

    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 Bishop John of Amorion, who was the first American-born [...]

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