San Antonio, Texas, from near the Old Watch Tower, Looking North, 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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In his journal, Seth Eastman wrote:
San Antonio contains from 5 to 6 thousand inhabitants. It is very compact. Very narrow streets. When you get to the end of the streets, you are at the end of town - nothing beyond it but a wild prairie over which the Indian roams as free and wild as the ground that he treads.

The tall spire and dome that dominate the center of town are those of San Fernando Cathedral.


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