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 Collection: Photographing Texas
San Jacinto Monument
Photograph of the San Jacinto Monument in La Porte, Texas. Most of the monument is visible, including the frieze near the base and the top of the column. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3677/
Detail of frieze on the San Jacinto Monument
Photograph of a portion of the frieze on the San Jacinto Monument in La Porte, Texas. The visible corner is labeled "Lamar's School System" and shows three children lined up in front of a woman holding an open book and a man standing in the background. Portions of other images are also visible. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3676/
Frieze of San Jacinto Monument, San Jacinto Advance
Photograph of a frieze of the San Jacinto Monument. Two men on the far left advance to the right, above the words "Houston and Deaf Smith." Carved into the middle section of the frieze are many men with guns. A drummer and piper stand to the left, a man rides a horse in the middle, and two men roll a cannon forward on the right. The words "San Jacinto Advance" are engraved under the frieze. On the far right side, above the words "Lamar's School System," several children sit at desks in front of a woman who stands next to a tall man. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3674/
Engraved frieze on the San Jacinto Monument, Colonists Forced the Mexican Authorities
Photograph of an engraved frieze on the San Jacinto Monument in La Porte, Texas. It says: "In June, 1832, the colonists forced the Mexican authorities at Anahuac to release Wm. B. Travis and other from unjust imprisonment, the battle of Velasco, June 26, and the Battle of Nacogdoches, August 2, followed; in both the Texans were victorious. Stephen Fuller Austin, "Father of Texas," was arrested January 3, 1834, and held in Mexico without trial until July, 1835. The Texans formed an army, and on November 12, 1835, established a provisional government." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3675/
Engraved frieze on the San Jacinto Monument, Early Policies of Mexico
Photograph of engraved writing near the base of the San Jacinto Monument in La Porte, Texas. It reads: "The early policies of Mexico toward her Texas colonists had been extremely liberal. Large grants of land were made to them, and no taxes or duties imposed. The relationship between the Anglo-Americans and Mexicans was cordial. But, following a series of revolutions begun in 1829, unscrupulous rulers successively seized power in Mexico." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3673/
Engraved frieze on the San Jacinto Monument, The First Shot
Photograph of engraved text at the base of the San Jacinto Monument in La Porte, Texas. There is a family walking next to the monument. Text: The first shot of the revolution of 1835-36 was fired by the Texans at Gonzales, October 2, 1835, in resistance to a demand by the Mexican soldiers for a small cannon held by the colonists. The Mexican garrison at Goliad fell October 9; the Battle of Concepción was won by the Texans October 28. San Antonio was captured December 10, 1835 after five days of fighting in which the indomitable Benjamin R. Milam died a hero, and the Mexican army evacuated Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3671/
San Jacinto Monument
San Jacinto Monument texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3672/
Frieze of San Jacinto Monument, Building of Industries
Photograph of a portion of the frieze on the San Jacinto Monument in La Porte, Texas. The segment is labeled "Building of Industries" and depicts men with shovels and beams on the left, men on horseback herding cattle in the center, and men with an oil derrick on the right. Partial images are visible on either side, labeled "Lamar's School System" on the left and "Stephen F. Austin Undertakes Texas Colonization" on the right. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3670/
Engraved frieze on the San Jacinto Monument, Texas Declared her Independence
Photograph of writing on side of the San Jacinto Monument in La Porte, Texas. It had decorative stonework above. Text: Texas declared her independence at Washington-on-the-Brazos March 2. For nearly two months her armies met disaster and defeat: Dr. James Grant's men were killed on the Agua Dulce March 2; William Barret Travis and his men sacrificed their lives at the Alamo, March 6; William Ward was defeated at Refugio, March 14; Amon B. King's men were executed near Refugio, March 16; and James Walker Fannin and his army were put to death near Goliad March 27, 1836. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3669/
Engraved frieze on the San Jacinto Monument, On This Field
Photograph of an engraved frieze on the San Jacinto Monument in La Porte. It reads: "On this field on April 21, 1836 the army of Texas commanded by General Sam Houston, and accompanied by the Secretary of War, Thomas J. Rusk, attacked the larger invading army of Mexicans under General Santa Anna. The battle line from left to right was formed by Sidney Sherman's regiment, Edward Burleson's regiment, the artillery commanded by George W. Hockley, Henry Millard's infantry and the cavalry under Mirabeau B. Lamar. Sam Houston led the infantry charge." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3668/
Frieze of San Jacinto Monument, Coming of the Pioneers
Photograph of the San Jacinto Monument featuring a frieze, "Coming of the Pioneers." Two couples, and a man, and a horse stand in front of a wagon. All three men hold rifles. To the left, there is another frieze, showing a man with a rifle facing a woman holding a piece of paper in her hands. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3667/
Engraved frieze on the San Jacinto Monument, With the Battle Cry
Photograph of an engraved frieze on the San Jacinto Monument in La Porte. It reads: "With the battle cry, "Remember the Alamo! Remember Goliad!" the Texans charged. The enemy, taken by surprise, rallied for a few minutes then fled in disorder. The Texans had asked no quarter and gave none, the slaughter was appalling, victory complete, and Texas free! On the following day General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, self-styled "Napoleon of the West," received from a generous foe the mercy he had denied Travis at the Alamo and Fannin at Goliad." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3666/
Engraved frieze on the San Jacinto Monument, Citizens of Texas
Photograph of an engraved frieze on the San Jacinto Monument in La Porte, Texas. It says: "Citizens of Texas and immigrant soldiers in the army of Texas at San Jacinto were natives of Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Austria, Canada, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Poland, Portugal and Scotland." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3665/
Engraved frieze on the San Jacinto Monument, Measured by its Results
Photograph of an engraved frieze on the San Jacinto Monument in La Porte. It reads: "Measured by its results, San Jacinto was one of the decisive battles of the world. The freedom of Texas from Mexico won here led to annexation and to the Mexican War, resulting in the acquistion by the United States of the states of Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, California, Utah and parts of Colorado, Wyoming, Kansas and Oklahoma, almost one-third of the present area of the American nation, nearly a million square miles of territory, changed sovereignty." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3664/
San Jacinto Monument
Photograph of the San Jacinto Monument in La Porte, Texas. The entire monument is visible; there are people walking in the foreground. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3663/
San Jacinto Monument
San Jacinto Monument. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3662/
San Jacinto Monument
San Jacinto Monument. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3660/
Fields around the San Jacinto Monument
Photograph of the fields around the San Jacinto Monument. There are trees and electrical poles in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3659/
Fields around the San Jacinto Monument with creek
Photograph of the fields around the San Jacinto Monument. There is a small body of water in the field, and buildings are visible in the distance. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3657/
Fields around the San Jacinto Monument with creek and bayou area
Photograph of the fields and bayou around the San Jacinto Monument. There is a small body of water in the middle of the field. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3658/
Bayou on the grounds of the San Jacinto Monument site
Photograph of the bayou on the grounds of the San Jacinto Monument site. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3656/
Bayou on the grounds of the San Jacinto Monument site
Photograph of the bayou on the grounds of the San Jacinto Monument site. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3655/
San Jacinto Monument with bayou in foreground
San Jacinto Monument texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3653/
San Jacinto Monument with bayou in foreground
San Jacinto Monument texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3654/
Plaque for the 1960 San Jacinto Day time capsule
Plaque for the time capsule that was buried for San Jacinto Day in 1960. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3652/
Battleship Texas as viewed from the San Jacinto Monument
Photograph of the Battleship Texas as viewed from the San Jacinto Monument. Cars are parked in front of the monument, and three flags fly behind them. The battleship is in the far distance, in the center of the photograph. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3651/
Battleship Texas as viewed from the San Jacinto Monument
Photograph of the Battleship Texas as viewed from the San Jacinto Monument in La Porte, Texas. The view of the ship is obscured by trees and foliage. It is in the middle of the photo. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3650/
San Jacinto Monument
Photograph of the San Jacinto Monument in La Porte, Texas, taken near the base looking up at the top of the monument. At the bottom of the image, a part of the frieze is visible; it depicts several men going to battle including two with a cannon, two carrying rifles, a cavalryman with a saber, a flag-bearer, and two musicians playing a flute and drum. The scene is labeled "San Jacinto Advance." Other parts of the frieze are visible on the other faces of the monument: to the left, two men with the label "Houston and Deaf Smith;" to the right, a man and woman standing in front of children seated at desks with the label "Lamar's School System." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3649/
Johnson Space Center, NASA. Building 32
Photograph of Building 32 at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. A parking lot and walkway are visible in front of the building. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3648/
Historic Mission Control at Johnson Space Center, NASA
Photograph of the historic Mission Control building at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3647/
NASA Plaque at Johnson Space Center
Photograph of a plaque mounted on a stone pillar outside the Johnson Space Center in Houston Texas. Text: "NASA - Johnson Space Center, National Historic Landmark, designated by United States Dept. of the Interior." The building is visible in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3643/
Hangar X at NASA
Photograph of the "Hangar X" sign on the side of the Hangar X building at the NASA Johnson Space Center. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3639/
Johnson Space Center, NASA. Caution: Liquid Nitrogen
Photograph of a tank at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. A part of the tank is visible, including a yellow sign that says "Caution. Liquid Nitrogen, Temperature Minus 320°F." A building is visible in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3640/
Banner: National Aeronautics and Space Adminstration, U.S.A.
Photograph of a banner hung on the beams of Hanger X at Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. The banner contains dark background with a circular seal in the center depicting planets and stars, surrounded by the words "National Aeronautics and Space Administration, U.S.A." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3637/
X-38 Crew Return Vehicle at Hanger X
Photograph of the front portion of the X-38 crew return vehicle housed in Hanger X at Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. There is a picture of the U.S. flag and "United States" written on the side of the vehicle near the nose. It is surrounded by a short glass fence and part of the hangar is visible in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3633/
X-38 Crew Return Vehicle
Photograph of the crew return vehicle located in Hanger X at Johnson Space Center, NASA in Houston, Texas. The spacecraft is propped up on blocks and there is a sign at one side that says "X-38 Crew Return Vehicle." The walls of the hangar are visible in the background, covered in foil insulation. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3634/
Front View of The Alamo
Photograph of the front view of the Alamo, taken in the morning from across the street, in San Antonio, Texas. Taken from an angle, part of the building to the left is also visible. Visitors walk the grounds surrounding the Alamo. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3631/
The Alamo
Photograph of the exterior of the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas at 9 am. A tall building can be seen in the background, and several people stand on the sidewalk. There is a flagpole to the right of the photo flying a Texas flag. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3630/
Front View of The Alamo
Photograph of the front of the Alamo, taken from an angle, in San Antonio, Texas. Visitors walk around the grounds; some take photos. Grass that is roped off leads to the front door of the Alamo. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3629/
The Alamo
Photograph of the exterior of the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas at 9 am. Tourists stand on the sidewalk outside the building. Orange traffic cones line the curb. A flagpole flying a Texas flag stands to the left of the building. A tall building can be seen behind the trees to the right of the Alamo. It has a sign that say "Crockett Hotel". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3628/
The Alamo
Photograph of the ruins of the buildings surrounding the Alamo. The buildings are made of stone, and two windows with wooden bars have been cut into the stone. There are two plaque on the far left of the back wall, and one around the left corner. The building has been roped off, and there is a marker inside the roped off area. Tree branches are visible above the building, and a taller building can be seen in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3626/
Alamo and grounds
Photograph of the Alamo and its grounds. A security guard stands with his hands behind his back on the left side of the photo. Tourists inspect plaques on the right side of the photo. Other buildings can be seen in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3625/
Alamo plaque dedicated by the Daughters of the Republic of Texas
Photograph of a plaque at the Alamo dedicated by the Daughters of the Republic of Texas. It says, "Part of the San Antonio de Valero Mission. 'Blood of heroes hath stained me; let the stones of the Alamo speak that their immolation be not forgotten.' The tablet placed by the Daughters of the Republic of Texas in commemoration of the one hundredth anniversary of the fall of the Alamo." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3624/
Alamo Centotaph, "The Spirit of Sacrifice," side view with sculpture of Defenders
Photograph of the monument in front of the Alamo, the Alamo Cenotaph, also known as "The Spirit of Sacrifice." It shows a carving of the Defenders of the Alamo on the side of the cenotaph. Buildings and a school bus are visible in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3623/
Monument in front of the Alamo
Photograph of a side view of the monument in front of the Alamo, honoring the Defenders of the Alamo, located in San Antonio Texas. The upright part of the monument includes a statue of a man with his arms raised to the sky and two people kneeling near his feet. The inclined portion of the monument includes a carving of a torch angled toward the kneeling people. Text at the base of the upright portion of the monument says, "From the fire that burned their bodies rose the eternal spirit of sublime heroic sacrifice which gave birth to an empire state." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3622/
Detail of a monument in front of the Alamo
Photograph of the monument in front of the Alamo site, showing close-up detail of the sculptures. A group of men are depicted, most of whom are standing, on the left; toward the right, two men are moving a cannon and two others are seated. Two of the standing men are identified as William B. Travis and Davy Crockett. Beneath the sculpture, there is a list of names for the men who died at the Alamo. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3620/
Part of the Alamo
Wall of the Alamo. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3618/
Monument in front of the Alamo, side view with sculptures of Defenders
Photograph of a side view of a monument in front of the Alamo. It includes sculptures of a group of people standing together with several manning a cannon on the left; the space below the sculpture is etched with the Alamo Defender's names. One of the men in the scene is identified as James Bonham. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3619/
Arched window at the Alamo
Photograph of the detail of an arched window at the Alamo. Three vertical wooden bars have been set in the window. Behind the wooden bars, glass has been set in. Tourists can be seen through the window. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3617/
Plaques erected at the Alamo by the Masons
Plaque dedicated by local Masons groups to honor defenders of the Alamo who were Masons. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3616/
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