A group of kids from Alto circa 1935. A bit like the Little Rascals, don't you think?
From the great collection of more than 10,000 photos east Texas posted by the Stella Hill Library in their Flickr Stream, here:
U.S. Vice President John Nance Garner & Missouri Senator Harry Truman clown around with a pair of pistols once owned by Jesse James, 1938. Garner was from Uvalde, Texas and is probably most famous for saying the Vice Presidency isn't "worth a bucket of warm piss." https://t.co/PjRJ8S82NB
Traces of Texas reader Mona Gibbs' friend Marijane Beene took this pretty remarkable photo of the San Jacinto Monument right after it had rained six inches in one hour. GORGEOUS! Thanks to Marijane for taking it and to Mona for sending it in. https://t.co/Urofc6TYDg
A pistol used by Robert Moore at the Battle of San Jacinto. This walnut firearm shows evidence that its firing mechanism was converted from flintlock to percussion. This is in the very fine collection of the San Jacinto Museum. Check them out here: https://t.co/Ba2j45QcFzhttps://t.co/pXZYiwcVFn
A Mexican Tricolor guidon taken from outside Santa Anna's tent after the Battle of San Jacinto by a member of General Sam Houston’s staff, Percy Henry Brewster. A guidon is a small banner or streamer carried during battle as a guide for marking troop placement, ID and signaling. https://t.co/uLDvvhsSXP
Happy San Jacinto Day!
"Rally to the standard, and be no longer the scoff of mercenary tongues! Be men, be free men, that your children may bless their father's name."
----- Sam Houston's message to his troops before the Battle of San Jacinto. https://t.co/ssWlAEsvVB
Great photo of a Chili Queen in San Antonio. Historical note about the Green Front Saloon in the background: On Aug. 4, 1878, Georgia Drake, a beautiful actress was murdered there by a jealous lover. The trial of George Lanham electrified San Antonio. https://t.co/vu6B16M2Ae
Men drinking at a bar in Houston, 1950s. This photo was taken by Gregorio Torres Valerio, a Houston a photographer who captured in his pictures the everyday life of the postwar Hispanic community in Houston. You can see 100s of Gregorio's photos here: https://t.co/QX72wN0uzwhttps://t.co/eM3JX0fIW4