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An Inventory of Mexican-American War Lithographs at the Texas State Archives, about 1851

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Capture of Monterey

Overview

Title: Mexican-American War lithographs
Dates:
about 1851
Abstract:
These Mexican-American War lithographs are part of the publication The war between the United States and Mexico illustrated, embracing pictorial drawings of all principal conflicts, by George Wilkins Kendall, published by Appleton & Co. of New York and Philadelphia. The twelve hand-colored prints are based on paintings created by artist Carl Nebel and were printed and lithographed by Alfred Lemercier and Adolphe Jean Baptiste Bayot around 1851. The images are of battles of the Mexican-American War. Prints from this collection have been digitized and are part of the Texas Digital Archive.
Quantity: 0.5 cubic ft. (12 lithographs)
Language:
These materials are written in English.
Repository:
Texas State Archives
Sponsor:
This EAD finding aid was created in cooperation with Texas Archival Resources Online.
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Other Formats for the Collection

A description of the original records referenced in this finding aid, http://www.lib.utexas.edu/taro/tslac/50138/tsl-50138.html.


Arrangement of the Collection

The images are arranged to reflect the order of the chapters within the publication.


Scope and Contents of the Collection

These Mexican-American War lithographs are part of the publication The war between the United States and Mexico illustrated, embracing pictorial drawings of all principal conflicts, by George Wilkins Kendall, published by Appleton & Co. of New York and Philadelphia. The twelve hand-colored prints are based on paintings created by artist Carl Nebel and were printed and lithographed by Alfred Lemercier and Adolphe Jean Baptiste Bayot around 1851. The images are of battles of the Mexican-American war and include the Battle of Palo Alto, the Capture of Monterey, the Battle of Buena Vista, the Bombardment of Vera Cruz, the Battle of Cerro Gordo, the Assault of Contreras, the Battle of Churubusco, the Battle of Molino del Rey, the Battle of Chapultepec and General Winfield Scott’s entrance into the main plaza in Mexico.


Restrictions and Requirements

Restrictions on Access
Materials do not circulate, but may be used in the State Archives search room. Materials will be retrieved from and returned to storage areas by staff members.

Restrictions on Use
Under the Copyright Act of 1976 as amended in 1998, unpublished works are protected for the life of the author plus 70 years. The term of copyright for published material varies. Researchers are responsible for complying with U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S.C.).

Technical Requirements
Researchers are required to wear gloves provided by Archives staff when viewing prints.


The following materials are offered as possible sources of further information on the agencies and subjects covered by the records. The listing is not exhaustive.

Texas State Archives
Mexican War lithographs, about 1851, 10 lithographs [This collection is unprocessed. Call number is 1/121.]
The war between the United States and Mexico illustrated, embracing pictorial drawings of all principal conflicts…by Carl Nebel; with description of each battle by Geo. Wilkins Kendall, 1 folio (12 lithographs) [This item is unprocessed. Call number is 2018/103.]
Publications
Kendall, George Wilkins. The War Between United States and Mexico. Austin: Texas State Historical Association, 1994.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Mexican-American War lithographs. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information
Accession number: 2018/104

The publication and lithographs were received by the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission at an unknown date. An accession number was assigned for control purposes on April 4, 2018.

Processing Information
Processed by Halley Grogan, June 2018


Detailed Description of the Collection

Mexican-American War lithographs, about 1851, 0.5 cubic ft. (12 lithographs)

Map-drawer Photo
30 2018/104-1 Battle of Palo Alto, about 1851 [one 17 x 22-inch lithograph]
2018/104-2 Capture of Monterey, about 1851 [one 17 x 22-inch lithograph]
2018/104-3 Battle of Buena Vista, about 1851 [one 17 x 22-inch lithograph]
2018/104-4 Bombardment of Vera Cruz, about 1851 [one 17 x 22-inch lithograph]
2018/104-5 Battle of Cerro Gordo, about 1851 [one 17 x 22-inch lithograph]
2018/104-6 Assault at Contreras, about 1851 [one 17 x 22-inch lithograph]
2018/104-7 Battle of Churubusco, about 1851 [one 17 x 22-inch lithograph]
2018/104-8 Molino del Rey – attack upon the molino, about 1851 [one 17 x 22-inch lithograph]
2018/104-9 Molino del Rey – attack upon the casa mata, about 1851 [one 17 x 22-inch lithograph]
2018/104-10 Storming of Chapultepec – Pillow’s attack, about 1851 [one 17 x 22-inch lithograph]
2018/104-11 Storming of Chapultepec – Quitman’s attack, about 1851 [one 17 x 22-inch lithograph]
2018/104-12 General Scott’s entrance into Mexico, about 1851 [one 17 x 22-inch lithograph]

 

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