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Title: Alamo, San Antonio, Texas, circa 1903

Accession Number: 2005.34.124.1
Category: EPHEMERA
Type: print
Maker: Singer Sewing Machine Company
Place: USA, TX
Date: circa 1903
Materials: paper
Description: Print; Alamo, San Antonio, Texas; print from 2005.34.124 in the collection of Captain Richard C. Mears (1829-1899); print of a photograph of the Alamo, coloration due to damage to the card; printed on front "ALAMO"; printed on back (above dividing line) "THE ALAMO/ This building was built on Alamo Plaza, San/ Antonio, Texas, in 1718. The Alamo is called/ "The Cradle of Texas Liberty," and is noted in history/ on account of the brave men who defended it against/ the attacks of Santa Anna, the Mexican general who/ invested San Antonio, February 23, 1836, in command/ of a force estimated at from 4,000 to 6,000 soldiers;/ and the Americans were finally driven into the Alamo/ The entire American force was 188 men and after a/ siege of eleven days, Santa Anna captured the Alamo,/ March 6, 1838. The entire garrison was killed and/ their bodies burned./ The world renowned historical character Davy/ Crockett, was among the officers who were killed while/ defending the Alamo. The colonel in charge was W./ B. Travis and the other officers were James Bowie,/ Davy Crockettm J.B. Bonham and J. Washington./ Later on at the battle of San Jacinto, Texas, which/ was fought April 21, 1836, "Remember the alamo"/ was the slogan, and Santa Anna was defeated and/ captured -- which ended the Mexican War and gave/ Texas independence."; printed on back (below dividing line) "Infants' and Children's Clothing/ must be elastic and easily altered/ This result best obtained by stitching with the/ SINGER AUTOMATIC./ For practical illustration visit a Singer Store,/ or see a Singer Salesman./ Singer Stores in / Every City/ See Singer Store/ in YOUR City".

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