[Postcard of Agustin Melgar and Francisco Ezcutla]

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Postcard featuring two members of the military: Agustin Melgar and Francisco Ezcutla, both military college students. Melgar died at 13 years old; Ezcutla died on September 18, 1947 at 17 years old. Both died defending the Chapultepec against an American attack.

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1 postcard : b&w ; 3.5 x 5.5 in.

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Tarjeta Postal Creation Date: Unknown.

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Postcard featuring two members of the military: Agustin Melgar and Francisco Ezcutla, both military college students. Melgar died at 13 years old; Ezcutla died on September 18, 1947 at 17 years old. Both died defending the Chapultepec against an American attack.

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1 postcard : b&w ; 3.5 x 5.5 in.

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MSS0282.050 Luz Vara Collection

Caption: (image on left): "Agustin Melgar Alumno del Colegio Militar Murio por la Patria a los 13 anos de edad en la Defensa de Chapultepec contra los America."
(image on right): " Francisco Ezcutla Alumno del colegio militar murio por la petria alosiz anos 17 de edad en la defensa de chapultepec contra los americanos el 18 de septiembre de 1847(photo 2)"

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Texas Cultures Online

Texas Cultures Online features local history materials from eighteen institutions depicting the diverse cultures of Texas during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Burnet County Historical Commission, Anne & Mike Stewart Collection, Danish Heritage Preservation Society, Gillespie County Historical Society, Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library, Institute of Texan Cultures, Mexic-Arte Museum, Museum of the Big Bend, Museum of the Gulf Coast, Nesbitt Memorial Library, Panola College, Price Johnson Family Collection, San Antonio Public Library, Tarleton State University, University of Texas at San Antonio, and the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Funding for this collection was provided by the Amon Carter Foundation.

The Mexican American Family and Photo Collection

The Houston Public Library's Mexican American Family and Photo Collection reflects a wide range of families and individuals through photographs and documents that capture business and work experiences, festivals and community events, daily life and individual achievements. Some examples include: the 1928 Rice Institute graduation photo of Primitivo L. Nino; 1940s photographs of the Rusk Settlement House for Mexican-American Immigrants; photographs of workers and working conditions, students, educational, and church events.

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Tarjeta Postal. [Postcard of Agustin Melgar and Francisco Ezcutla], postcard, Date Unknown; [Mexico]. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth222361/: accessed September 30, 2016), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library.