Mexican House with Part of the Alamo, San Antonio, Texas, November 22, 1848, from Sketchbook

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Artist: Seth Eastman, American, 1808-1875
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Graphite on paper
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Gift of the Pearl Brewing Company
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Eastman captures a moment of architectural transition as San Antonio synthesizes the building styles of its residents and recent arrivals. On the far left, a traditional Tejano home called a jacal made of posts covered with mud and a thatched roof leads to two stone structures. In his journal, Eastman wrote: "San Antonio is a Mexican town rapidly becoming yankeeized - Flat roof are giving away to the old fashioned yankee roofs - Most of the houses - or rather many of them are build of stone cemented with lime..."


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