San Jancinto Museum of History

Art and Artifacts

Explore our collections

This online database of artifacts from the museum makes finding everything from Mexican pistols to Meso-American pottery quick and easy. Browse a portion of the museum's artifacts in ten different categories to see close-up pictures and get detailed information on them. You can search by keyword (badge), name (Sam Houston), and many other criteria.

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BELL

CATEGORY
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MEASUREMENT
3 1/8"H x 3 3/4"(dia)

DESCRIPTION
Brass bell.

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BELL

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5 1/2"L

DESCRIPTION
Iron bell clapper.

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BELL

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MEASUREMENT
1 5/8"H x 1 3/8"Dia.

DATE MADE
c. 1846

DESCRIPTION
Brass call bell. Clapper made from a bent screw. Lathe turned. Matches 16304c3 and 16304c4.

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BLOCK, PRINTING
 

BLOCK, PRINTING

CATEGORY
T&E FOR COMMUNICATION

MEASUREMENT
2 3/4"H x 5 1/8"W x 7/8"D

DATE MADE
December 1924

DESCRIPTION
Copper plate on wood block. Half tone. Self-adhesive paper label on reverse. "Capitol at Austin, 1856-1881". Inset in top right corner.

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BLOCK, PRINTING
 

BLOCK, PRINTING

CATEGORY
T&E FOR COMMUNICATION

MEASUREMENT
3 1/2"H x 2 1/2"W x 7/8"D

DATE MADE
April 1927

DESCRIPTION
Copper plate on wood block. Half tone. Self-adhesive paper label on reverse. Image of the Sam Houston statue at the Capitol in Austin.

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BLOCK, PRINTING
 

BLOCK, PRINTING

CATEGORY
T&E FOR COMMUNICATION

MEASUREMENT
3 1/4"H x 5 1/2"W x 7/8"D

DESCRIPTION
Copper plate on wood block. Half tone. Trees and historical marker. Possibly at San Jacinto Battleground.

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BLOCK, PRINTING

CATEGORY
T&E FOR COMMUNICATION

MEASUREMENT
3 5/8"H x 5 1/2"W x 7/8"D

DESCRIPTION
Copper plate on wood block. Half tone. Two scenes of a Spanish mission. L-shaped block.

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BLOCK, PRINTING
 

BLOCK, PRINTING

CATEGORY
T&E FOR COMMUNICATION

MEASUREMENT
5 5/8"H x 7 1/4"W x 7/8"D

DESCRIPTION
Copper plate on wood block. Half tone. Texas Capitol.

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BLOCK, PRINTING
 

BLOCK, PRINTING

CATEGORY
T&E FOR COMMUNICATION

MEASUREMENT
6 3/8"H x 5 1/4"W x 7/8"D

DESCRIPTION
Copper plate on wood block. Half tone. Image of the Alamo.

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BLOCK, PRINTING
 

BLOCK, PRINTING

CATEGORY
T&E FOR COMMUNICATION

MEASUREMENT
5/8"H x 5/8"W x 7/8"D

DESCRIPTION
Solid lead block. Line block. Logo. "TEXACO" in a circle. Also reads "REG. U.S. PAT. OFF."

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BLOCK, PRINTING
 

BLOCK, PRINTING

CATEGORY
T&E FOR COMMUNICATION

MEASUREMENT
3"H x 6 1/4"W x 7/8"D

DESCRIPTION
Copper plate on wood block. Half tone. Image of a building labeled "NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC COLISEUM... HOUSTON, TEXAS".

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BLOCK, PRINTING
 

BLOCK, PRINTING

CATEGORY
T&E FOR COMMUNICATION

MEASUREMENT
6 3/4"H x 5 1/2"W x 7/8"D

DESCRIPTION
Lead (?) plate on wood block. Line block. Map of central Texas. L-shaped block.

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BLOCK, PRINTING
 

BLOCK, PRINTING

CATEGORY
T&E FOR COMMUNICATION

MEASUREMENT
3"H x 2 1/2"W x 7/8"D

DESCRIPTION
Copper plate on wood block. Half tone. Map of Austin, Texas.

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BLOCK, PRINTING
 

BLOCK, PRINTING

CATEGORY
T&E FOR COMMUNICATION

MEASUREMENT
2 1/2"H x 1 5/8"W x 7/8"D

DESCRIPTION
Copper plate on wood block. Half tone. Image of Sam Houston.

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BLOCK, PRINTING
 

BLOCK, PRINTING

CATEGORY
T&E FOR COMMUNICATION

MEASUREMENT
5 1/2"H x 2 1/2"W x 7/8"D

DESCRIPTION
Copper plate on wood block. Half tone. Cowboys around campfire.

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BLOCK, PRINTING
 

BLOCK, PRINTING

CATEGORY
T&E FOR COMMUNICATION

MEASUREMENT
3 3/4"H x 2 1/2"W x 7/8"D

DESCRIPTION
Copper plate on wood block. Half tone. Copy of an invitation to the Inaugural Ball of Governor Sam Houston December 3, 1859.

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BLOCK, PRINTING
 

BLOCK, PRINTING

CATEGORY
T&E FOR COMMUNICATION

MEASUREMENT
2 1/2"H x 2 1/2"W x 7/8"D

DESCRIPTION
Copper plate on wood block. Half tone. Image of a chamber in the Texas Capitol.

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BLOCK, PRINTING
 

BLOCK, PRINTING

CATEGORY
T&E FOR COMMUNICATION

MEASUREMENT
2 1/4"H x 2 5/8"W x 7/8"D

DESCRIPTION
Copper plate on wood block. Half tone. Image of a building with floor plans. Labeled as the Capitol Building, Republic of Texas 1839-1858.

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BLOCK, PRINTING
 

BLOCK, PRINTING

CATEGORY
T&E FOR COMMUNICATION

MEASUREMENT
2 1/2"H x 2 5/8"W x 7/8"D

DESCRIPTION
Copper plate on wood block. Half tone. Flooded coastal town, possibly Galveston.

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BLOCK, PRINTING

CATEGORY
T&E FOR COMMUNICATION

MEASUREMENT
2 1/8"H x 5 1/2"W x 7/8"D

DESCRIPTION
Copper plate on wood block. Half tone. Six scenes of a destroyed town, possibly Galveston.

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BLOCK, PRINTING
 

BLOCK, PRINTING

CATEGORY
T&E FOR COMMUNICATION

MEASUREMENT
3 1/2"H x 2 1/2"W x 7/8"D

DESCRIPTION
Copper plate on wood block. Half tone. Image of statue of Stephen F. Austin.

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BLOCK, PRINTING
 

BLOCK, PRINTING

CATEGORY
T&E FOR COMMUNICATION

MEASUREMENT
1 1/2"H x 1 5/8"W x 7/8"D

DESCRIPTION
Copper plate on wooden block. Line block. Logo. Reads "M-K-T... Missouri-Kansas-Texas Lines". "Katy" in large letters behind. Also "VII" scratched on side.

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BLOCK, PRINTING

CATEGORY
T&E FOR COMMUNICATION

MEASUREMENT
1"H x 1"W x 7/8"D

DESCRIPTION
Copper plate on wooden block. Line block. Logo. "Santa Fe" with cross and circle. Also "V" scratched on side.

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BLOCK, PRINTING
 

BLOCK, PRINTING

CATEGORY
T&E FOR COMMUNICATION

MEASUREMENT
1/4"H x 1 1/2"W x 7/8"D

DESCRIPTION
Solid metal printing block. Line block. Logo. "WINCHESTER". Also "II" scratched on side.

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BLOCK, PRINTING

CATEGORY
T&E FOR COMMUNICATION

MEASUREMENT
1 1/8"H x 1 1/8"W x 7/8"D

DESCRIPTION
Copper printing surface on routed lead block. Line block. Logo. "SUNSET ROUTE... OCEAN TO OCEAN... OIL BURNING LOCOMOTIVES." Train tracks and setting sun. Also reads "ST. L. ELECTRO' FD'Y." on si...

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BLOCK, PRINTING

CATEGORY
T&E FOR COMMUNICATION

MEASUREMENT
1"H x 7/8"W x 7/8"D

DESCRIPTION
Copper printing surface on solid lead block. Line block. Logo for "THE MIDLAND ROUTE".

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BLOCK, PRINTING

CATEGORY
T&E FOR COMMUNICATION

MEASUREMENT
1"H x 1"W x 7/8"D

DESCRIPTION
Solid metal printing block. Line block. Logo for "Cotton Belt Route".

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BLOCK, PRINTING
 

BLOCK, PRINTING

CATEGORY
T&E FOR COMMUNICATION

MEASUREMENT
3/4"H x 3/4"W x 7/8"D

DESCRIPTION
Solid metal printing block. Line block. Logo for "Cotton Belt Route". Also reads "54" on side of block.

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BLOCK, PRINTING
 

BLOCK, PRINTING

CATEGORY
T&E FOR COMMUNICATION

MEASUREMENT
5/8"H x 5/8"W x 7/8"D

DESCRIPTION
Copper printing surface on routed lead block. Line block. Logo for "FRISCO SYSTEM".

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BLOCK, PRINTING

CATEGORY
T&E FOR COMMUNICATION

MEASUREMENT
1/2"H x 1/2"W x 7/8"D

DESCRIPTION
Solid metal printing block. Line block. National Recovery Administration logo with eagle. Reads "NRA MEMBER... WE DO OUR PART".

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BLOCK, PRINTING

CATEGORY
T&E FOR COMMUNICATION

MEASUREMENT
1/2"H x 1/2"W x 7/8"D

DESCRIPTION
Solid metal printing block. Line block. Texas symbol. Lone star with olive and live oak branch.

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BLOCK, PRINTING
 

BLOCK, PRINTING

CATEGORY
T&E FOR COMMUNICATION

MEASUREMENT
4 1/2"H x 6 1/4"W x 7/8"D

DESCRIPTION
Copper plate on wooden block. Half tone. Cleburne courthouse.

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BLOCK, PRINTING
 

BLOCK, PRINTING

CATEGORY
T&E FOR COMMUNICATION

MEASUREMENT
4 3/4"H x 6"W x 7/8"D

DESCRIPTION
Zinc [?] plate on wooden block. Half tone. Cleburne fire station. Firemen and four fire trucks in front.

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BLOCK, PRINTING

CATEGORY
T&E FOR COMMUNICATION

MEASUREMENT
3 5/8"H x 4 1/2"W x 7/8"D

DESCRIPTION
Zinc [?] plate on wooden block. Half tone. Cleburne fire station and city hall. Building with large bay door and a water tower in the background. Building has a sign which reads "1905... CITY HALL...

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BLOCK, PRINTING
 

BLOCK, PRINTING

CATEGORY
T&E FOR COMMUNICATION

MEASUREMENT
7 1/2"H x 9 1/2"W x 7/8"D

DESCRIPTION
Copper plate on wooden block. Half tone. Panoramic view of Cleburne.

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BLOCK, PRINTING

CATEGORY
T&E FOR COMMUNICATION

MEASUREMENT
1 1/8"H x 1 1/8"W x 7/8"D

DESCRIPTION
Copper printing surface on routed lead block. Line block. Knights Templar symbol [?] Formee cross. Reads "IN HOC SIGNO VINCES" (By this sign [the cross] you will conquer). Crown and cross in cent...

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BLOCK, PRINTING

CATEGORY
T&E FOR COMMUNICATION

MEASUREMENT
11/8"H x 1 1/4"W x 7/8"D

DESCRIPTION
Copper plate on wooden block. Line block. Masonic symbol. "G" and an eye framed by a compass and square. Paper backing to block.

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BLOCK, PRINTING
 

BLOCK, PRINTING

CATEGORY
T&E FOR COMMUNICATION

MEASUREMENT
7 1/2"H X 7"W x 7/8"D

DESCRIPTION
Wooden printing block. Line block. Scene of the Austin County Courthouse, Bellville, Texas. Signed "CHANDLER".

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BLOCK, PRINTING

CATEGORY
T&E FOR COMMUNICATION

MEASUREMENT
4"H X 13 1/4"W x 7/8"D

DESCRIPTION
Copper plate on wooden block. Line block. Santa Claus in sleigh with bag full of toys. Reindeer in background. Notch cut out of one corner of block. Block has paper backing.

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BLOCK, PRINTING
 

BLOCK, PRINTING

CATEGORY
T&E FOR COMMUNICATION

MEASUREMENT
1/2"H X 1/2"W x 7/8"D

DESCRIPTION
Solid metal printing block. Line block. Mortar and pestle.

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BLOCK, PRINTING
 

BLOCK, PRINTING

CATEGORY
T&E FOR COMMUNICATION

MEASUREMENT
1 1/4"H X 2 1/8"W x 7/8"D

DESCRIPTION
Copper plate mounted on wooden block. Line block. RCA logo. Dog and phonograph. " 'HIS MASTER'S VOICE' ".

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BLOCK, PRINTING
 

BLOCK, PRINTING

CATEGORY
T&E FOR COMMUNICATION

MEASUREMENT
7 7/8"H x 6"W x 1"D

DESCRIPTION
Copper [?] plate mounted on wooden block. Half tone. Image of Santa Anna's capture site.

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BLOCK, PRINTING
 

BLOCK, PRINTING

CATEGORY
T&E FOR COMMUNICATION

MEASUREMENT
5 7/8"H x 3 7/8"W x 1"D

DESCRIPTION
Copper plate mounted on wooden block. Half tone. Bust portrait of Sam Houston. His signature across bottom quarter. Below portrait "Engraved by J. C. Buttre." Below signature "A print from the co...

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BLOCK, PRINTING
 

BLOCK, PRINTING

CATEGORY
T&E FOR COMMUNICATION

MEASUREMENT
3 1/4"H x 2 1/4"W x 1"D

DESCRIPTION
Zink plate mounted on wooden block. Half tone. Portrait of Francis Richard Lubbock.

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BLOCK, PRINTING
 

BLOCK, PRINTING

CATEGORY
T&E FOR COMMUNICATION

MEASUREMENT
a-b) 4 3/8"H x 3 3/8"W x 7/8"D c)4 1/2"H

DESCRIPTION
Set of three blocks for color printing. Copper plates mounted on wooden blocks. Half tone. Portrait of Sam Houston from a painting. (a-b) also read "Copyright 1905 [?] by A.A.vP Co." (c) also rea...

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BLOCK, PRINTING
 

BLOCK, PRINTING

CATEGORY
T&E FOR COMMUNICATION

MEASUREMENT
3"H x 4 3/8"W x 7/8"D (each)

DESCRIPTION
Set of three blocks for color printing. Copper plates mounted on wooden blocks. Half tone. The Alamo. REVERSE: (a) "R" in pencil. (b) "Y" in pencil. Traces of paper. (c) "B" in pencil. Traces ...

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BLOCK, PRINTING
 

BLOCK, PRINTING

CATEGORY
T&E FOR COMMUNICATION

MEASUREMENT
1 3/4"H x 1 3/4"W x 7/8"D

DATE MADE
c. 1948

DESCRIPTION
Copper plate mounted on wooden block. Line block. Anchor with Texas flag in foreground.

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BLOCK, PRINTING
 

BLOCK, PRINTING

CATEGORY
T&E FOR COMMUNICATION

MEASUREMENT
4 1/8"H x 7 1/4"W x 7/8"D

DATE MADE
c. 1948

DESCRIPTION
Copper plate mounted on wooden block. Line block. Galveston as seen from sea. Ships in foreground, town in background.

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BLOCK, PRINTING
 

BLOCK, PRINTING

CATEGORY
T&E FOR COMMUNICATION

MEASUREMENT
2 1/2"H x 2 1/8"W x 7/8"D

DATE MADE
c. 1951

DESCRIPTION
Copper plate mounted on wooden block. Half tone. Oval emblem. Star above. "TEXAS" below. Border has laurel wreath and reads "LIBERTY" and "INDEPENDENCE".

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BLOCK, PRINTING
 

BLOCK, PRINTING

CATEGORY
T&E FOR COMMUNICATION

MEASUREMENT
5"H x 3 1/2"W x 7/8"D

DESCRIPTION
Linoleum [?] printing surface on wooden block. Image of a camel.

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BLOCK, PRINTING
 

BLOCK, PRINTING

CATEGORY
T&E FOR COMMUNICATION

MEASUREMENT
2"H x 1 1/8"W x 7/8"D

DESCRIPTION
Copper plate mounted on wooden block. Image of oil well. Blow out.

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