Tin Tag

  • Object: Cabin (Sharecropper’s Cabin)

    Object: Cabin (Sharecropper’s Cabin)

    Oct 01, 2018

    This artifact at the UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures is a sharecropper’s cabin. Constructed out of simple materials around 1900, the cabin most likely served as a residence for a tenant farmer and his or her family. It’s a simple [...]

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  • Object: Retablo (The Virgin of Guadalupe)

    Object: Retablo (The Virgin of Guadalupe)

    Sep 27, 2018

    This object is a painting of the Virgin of Guadalupe on a tin surface. This type of painting is also called a retablo. A retablo also referred to as laminas in Mexico, are small paintings on tin, zinc, wood or [...]

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