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.
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".
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.
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.
Photograph of the grounds of the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas. A small window has been cut high up into the far wall, and a large group of cacti grows against the wall to the left of the photo. There is a clay pot on the ground to the right of the window.
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.
Photograph of a memorial plaque at the Alamo featuring a bronze relief of the men from Gonzales. Under the bronze relief, it says, "Erected in grateful recognition of the supreme act of heroism of the thirty two men from Gonzales who gave their lives in the Alamo in response to the appeal of Travis."
Photograph of a close-up view of a bronze plaque on a memorial at the Alamo, showing a relief of the Alamo defenders. They march in a line towards the Alamo, and are surrounded on both sides by plants. They all carry guns.
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."
Photograph of a plaque at the Alamo honoring two opposing visions that helped preserve the Alamo. It says, "Adina Emelia de Zavala 1861-1955. Clara Driscoll 1881-1945. Two loyal members of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, each in her own way responsible for preserving this historic site." A bronze Texas seal has been placed on the plaque between their names.
Photograph of a side view of the Alamo through an archway. A man wearing a baseball cap and pushing a cart full of cleaning supplies walks away from the arch. A girl walks in front of him. The building to the left is roped off.
Photograph of an arched walkway at Mission Concepción with brick floors. To the right side of the walkway, there is a bench and two lamps on the walls above doorways. On the left side, there is another bench, and at the end of the walkway, a trash can. Several people stand outside the walkway in the background.
Photograph of an arched walkway at Mission Concepción in San Antonio, Texas. On the right side of the walkway, there is a wrought-iron bench, and two lamps on the wall next to two doorways. Another bench and a trash can can be seen on the left side of the walkway. A man stands outside the walkway in the background.
Photograph of an arched walkway at Mission Concepción in San Antonio, Texas. On the right side of the walkway, there is a wrought-iron bench, and a lamp on the wall next to a doorway. Another bench and a trash can can be seen on the left side of the walkway. A woman stands outside the walkway in the background.
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.
Photograph of the outside wall of the barracks located on the grounds of the Alamo, located in San Antonio, Texas. The photograph is taken from Alamo Plaza of the outside of the barracks. The front of the Alamo is visible in the background, as well as trees located behind the barracks inside the Alamo grounds.
Photograph of a plaque honoring Clara Driscoll at the Alamo. It reads: "Lest we forget: title to the Alamo Mission property, acquired through her efforts and her personal fortune, was conveyed by Clara Driscoll to the State Of Texas. Sept. 5th 1905: 'That the sacred shrine be saved from the encroachments of commercialism and stand through eternity a monument incomparable to the immortal heroes who died that Texas might not perish.' March 2nd, 1927."
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.
Photograph of detail in a decorative painting on the stucco at Mission Concepción in San Antonio, Texas. The image appears to be a sunburst pattern in yellow and brown with red accents. There is a rope attached to the wall in part of the image.
Photograph of an entryway to the church at Mission San José, featuring carved religious sculptures. There is a balcony on the second floor with a wrought iron fence, and a cross on top of the building.
Photograph of a window and decorative painting at Mission Concepción, in San Antonio, Texas. The window is set in an alcove near the ceiling and has four wooden segments, each with two panes of glass; there are several latches holding the window closed. The walls and window frame are painted white and there is a decorative, dual-colored circle motif painted along the arched corner of the wall and the ceiling.
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.