San Jancinto Museum of History

Art and Artifacts

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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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BONE, WORKED
 

BONE, WORKED

CATEGORY
UNCLASSIFIABLE ARTIFACTS

MEASUREMENT
2 1/2"L (a); 3"L (b); 1"L (c)

DESCRIPTION
Three bone fragments (a-c) from the site of La Salle's Texas colony.

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METAL FRAGMENT
 

METAL FRAGMENT

CATEGORY
UNCLASSIFIABLE ARTIFACTS

MEASUREMENT
4 3/4"L x 1/2"W

DESCRIPTION
Metal object. Described in original accession information as the blade of an old-fashioned razor.

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ROPE

CATEGORY
UNCLASSIFIABLE ARTIFACTS

MEASUREMENT
240"L x 1/2"Dia.

DESCRIPTION
Rope made of horse hair. Black and white stripes. Knotted at each end.

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SHERD
 

SHERD

CATEGORY
UNCLASSIFIABLE ARTIFACTS

MEASUREMENT
various

DESCRIPTION
Fragments of china bowl. White with green and blue floral designs along edge. Nineteen fragments (a-s). Only largest fragment, 3158.a, is numbered.

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SHERD
 

SHERD

CATEGORY
UNCLASSIFIABLE ARTIFACTS

MEASUREMENT
various

DESCRIPTION
Eleven fragments from a dark blue (or black) earthenware container, possibly a pitcher. Largest fragment is 3 1/2" in length. Excavated at the site of New Kentucky, Harris County

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SHERD
 

SHERD

CATEGORY
UNCLASSIFIABLE ARTIFACTS

MEASUREMENT
various

DESCRIPTION
Fifteen sherds of pottery from the site of La Salles's colony in Texas. (Only two of the sherds have an accession number written on them).

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STONE, WORKED
 

STONE, WORKED

CATEGORY
UNCLASSIFIABLE ARTIFACTS

MEASUREMENT
various

DESCRIPTION
Six stones from the site of La Salle's Texas colony. Piece of paper included with the stones reads: "Relics of La Salle's Colony Established 1685 in Victoria, Co. Tex." Five of the stones (a-f) range...

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STONE, WORKED
 

STONE, WORKED

CATEGORY
UNCLASSIFIABLE ARTIFACTS

MEASUREMENT
2 1/8"L x 1"W

DESCRIPTION
Worked stone.

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STONE, WORKED
 

STONE, WORKED

CATEGORY
UNCLASSIFIABLE ARTIFACTS

MEASUREMENT
1 1/8"L x 3/4"W

DESCRIPTION
Flake of worked stone.

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TRIM

CATEGORY
UNCLASSIFIABLE ARTIFACTS

MEASUREMENT
19 1/2"L x 2 1/2"W

DATE MADE
c. 1833

DESCRIPTION
Piece of gold braiding from a uniform. Zigzag geometric and foliate pattern. One end hemmed.

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TRIM

CATEGORY
UNCLASSIFIABLE ARTIFACTS

MEASUREMENT
(a) 5"L (b)4 1/2"L

DATE MADE
c. 1830

DESCRIPTION
Pair of gold tassles from a military uniform. Tassles of of coiled gold. Each suspend from a loop of gold thread.

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TRIM

CATEGORY
UNCLASSIFIABLE ARTIFACTS

MEASUREMENT
19"L

DATE MADE
c. 1830

DESCRIPTION
Two gold tassles from a military uniform conected to each other with a thin gold cord. Tassles of of coiled gold.

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TRIM

CATEGORY
UNCLASSIFIABLE ARTIFACTS

MEASUREMENT
27"L x 1 3/4"W

DATE MADE
early to mid 19th century

DESCRIPTION
Silver lace trim. Twenty circular links. Some wear and fraying.

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WOOD, WORKED - SOU...
 

WOOD, WORKED - SOUVENIR

CATEGORY
UNCLASSIFIABLE ARTIFACTS

MEASUREMENT
2 7/8"H x 4"W x 1/16"D

DATE MADE
1917-1919

DESCRIPTION
Roughly rectangular piece of plywood. OBVERSE: Handwritten in pencil "This is a souvenir of the Boche areoplane I spoke about in the letter." Marks from where the plywood was attached to the frame, ...

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