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Descriptive Summary

Historical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Note to the Researcher

Container List

University of Texas Arlington

Mexican War Decalcomania Paintings Collection:

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Mexican War Decalcomania Paintings Collection
Inclusive Dates: Approximately 1848
Abstract: The U.S. War with Mexico, 1846-1848, had tremendous significance not only to the history of Texas, but to the nation as a whole. The origin of this conflict was rooted in a dispute over the southern border of Texas and ended with the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo whereby the Republic of Mexico ceded over half of its territory to the United States including California, New Mexico and most of Arizona. The two colorful paintings in this collection are executed on glass utilizing decalcomania, a technique of decorating glass and ceramics popular in the nineteenth century. Subjects depicted pertain to two Mexican War battles: the Battle of Monterrey (1846) and the Battle of Mexico City (1847). The paintings are titled "Burying the Dead after the Battle of Monterey" and "Battle of Mexico."
Identification: AR574
Extent: 2 boxes (0.8 linear ft.)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library

Historical Note

The U.S. War with Mexico, 1846-1848, had tremendous significance not only to the history of Texas, but to the nation as a whole. The origin of this conflict was rooted in a dispute over the southern border of Texas and ended with the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo whereby the Republic of Mexico ceded over half of its territory to the United States including California, New Mexico and most of Arizona. The Battle of Monterrey was fought September 21-24, 1846; the Battle of Mexico City occurred September 8-15, 1847.

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Scope and Contents

Two colorful paintings executed on glass utilizing decalcomania, a technique of decorating glass and ceramics popular in the nineteenth century. Subjects depicted are "Burying the Dead after the Battle of Monterey" and "Battle of Mexico." Paintings are housed in period frames.

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Restrictions

Access

Open for research.

Literary Rights Statement

Permission to publish, reproduce, distribute, or use by any and all other current or future developed methods or procedures must be obtained in writing from Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library. All rights are reserved and retained regardless of current or future development or laws that may apply to fair use standards.

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Index Terms

These materials are indexed under the following headings in the catalog of The University of Texas at Arlington Library. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
Subjects
Mexico City, Battle of, Mexico City, Mexico, 1847--Pictorial works.
Monterrey, Battle of, Monterrey, Mexico, 1846--Pictorial works.
Alternate Titles
Historical Manuscripts Collection

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Administrative Information

Provenance

Gift/purchase from Michael Vinson, 2008.

Citation

Mexican War Decalcomania Paintings Collection, AR574, Box number, Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library.

Acquisition

Gift/purchase, 2008.

Accessioned as number 2011-91 and 2011-92.

Processing Information

The finding aid was written by Brenda S. McClurkin on July 18, 2011. Erin O'Malley prepared special housing for the paintings.

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 Note to the Researcher 

These paintings are extremely fragile. Please handle with care. Wear cotton gloves while handling the paintings.

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Container List

 
Box
OS598 Burying the Dead after the Battle of Monterey, approximately 1848

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Box
OS599 Battle of Mexico, approximately 1848

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