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Monument in front of the Alamo, side view with sculptures of Defenders

Description: 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.
Date: May 4, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Item Type: Photograph
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Partner: UNT Libraries

[Plaque at San Antonio Mission]

Description: Photograph of a plaque about the founding and the origin of the name of the San Antonio mission in San Antonio, Texas.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
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[The Defense of the Alamo]

Description: Photograph of a plaque describing the defense of the Alamo, on the ground in San Antonio, Texas.
Date: unknown
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: UNT Libraries

Canon at the Texas State Capitol

Description: Photograph of a cannon in front of the Texas State Capitol. It has two very large black wheels, and appears to be made of copper or bronze. There are several cars parked in the background.
Date: May 5, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Item Type: Photograph
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Detail of frieze on the San Jacinto Monument

Description: 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.
Date: May 2, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Item Type: Photograph
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Engraved frieze on the San Jacinto Monument, Early Policies of Mexico

Description: 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."
Date: May 2, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Item Type: Photograph
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[Looking Up at Ceiling]

Description: Photograph looking up at the ceiling in a building somewhere in Texas. Columns are visible beyond the slot in the ceiling.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: UNT Libraries

Mission Concepcion

Description: Photograph of a side view of Mission Concepción San Antonio, Texas. A short portion of the building is visible in the front, with a rounded roof and wooden doors; stone towers are visible behind and partial stone buildings are to the left. In the foreground, the mission's grounds are visible, including trees, stone benches and informational signs.
Date: May 4, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Item Type: Photograph
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Frieze of San Jacinto Monument, Building of Industries

Description: 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.
Date: May 4, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Item Type: Photograph
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San Jacinto Monument

Description: 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.
Date: May 2, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Item Type: Photograph
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Engraved frieze on the San Jacinto Monument, Colonists Forced the Mexican Authorities

Description: 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."
Date: May 2, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Item Type: Photograph
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Frieze of San Jacinto Monument, San Jacinto Advance

Description: 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.
Date: May 2, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Item Type: Photograph
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Engraved frieze on the San Jacinto Monument, The First Shot

Description: 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.
Date: May 2, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Item Type: Photograph
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Partner: UNT Libraries