Texas, Texans and the Alamo

Velasco Association 4th of July Dinner and Ball,
May 28, 1838, Houston: Telegraph Office, 1838.
From the Broadside Collection, The Center for American History.
  Valasco Association 4th of July Dinner and Ball

This 1838 invitation to a Fourth of July party contains type decorations positioned in the form of a graceful Greek temple, symbolic of the democratic traditions honored by the citizens of the Texas Republic.

City of Austin 1840   City of Austin the new Capital of Texas in January 1, 1840.
From the Texas Collection Library, The Center for American History.

An early view of the city of Austin, looking north across the Colorado River. President Lamar's house is on the right at the top of the hill and the temporary capitol is the large building at the top left. This hand-colored lithograph was based sketch by Edward Hall, a purchasing agent for the Republic of Texas, and was published as the frontispiece in A.B. Lawrence's Texas in 1840, or The Emigrant's Guide to the New Republic (New York:1840).

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