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[A Bullfighting Ring in Mexico]

Description: Black and white photograph of a bullfight in a Mexican bullfight ring. Three individuals, dressed in traditional matador attire, are closing in on a bull. The matador closest to the bull is holding a sheet; the bull's head is in mid-thrust toward the sheet. The other two matadors stand close by. The stadium stands are filled with a crowd of spectators. Several advertisements in Spanish line the wall of the ring. The shadow of the opposite wall is cast on the ground.
Date: unknown
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Engines at Tampico Terminal]

Description: The Tampico, Tamaulipas, Mexico engine terminal of the National Railroad of Mexico in March 1920. At this time Mallet (Articulated) type 2-6-6-2 steam locomotives frequently headed passenger trains on the Monterrey - Tampico Line. This was one of the earliest divisions on the National Railways where Mallet (Articulated) type locomotives went into service.
Date: March 1920
Partner: Museum of the American Railroad

Oil Well

Description: Copy negative of two images. The image on the right shows an oil spindletop. Printed in the bottom margin is, "Oil Well. Tampico, Mexico." The image on the left shows an oil well erupting. Printed in the bottom margin is, "Naranjas No. 4 Oil Well. Tampico, Mexico."
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library


Description: Pamphlet advertising real estate and agri-business in an "All American Colony in Mexico" called Atascador. Land was offered at $12.50 - 25 per acre.
Date: 1911~
Creator: Atascador Land Company
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Framed Portrait of a Man]

Description: Photograph of a portrait of an elderly man wearing a pinstripe jacket with one button done up, a tie, and a light collared shirt. The man, who is looking directly at the camera, has a light goatee and mustache and a large mole on his forehead. The photograph has a dark mat with a circular window around the image. There is decorative embossing around the circular frame, and a sticker label underneath the image with a handwritten note that reads, "José María Botello who began our Work at S. Marcos in 1883". There are various stamps on the back as well as typed note that reads, "J.M. Botello, Who as a simple Ruling Elder began our Work among the Mexicans in Texas 1883. Still living near Tampico, Mexico". "Still living near Tampico, Mexico" is scribbled out with pen.
Date: unknown
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Transcript of Letter from George Fisher to Col. S. F. Austin, October 20, 1835]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from George Fisher to Col. S. F. Austin, in which Fisher updates Austin on the movement of Mexican troops, his opinion of Mexican generals involved in the war, the position of various politicians throughout Mexico on separation from Mexico, his interpretation of events that have transpired, and predictions about the strategic decisions to be made by both the Mexican and rebel leadership.
Date: October 20, 1835
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History