Description: Window shade, fabric, is rolled up and tied. Fabric is stained.
Description: Historical Note: Window shade piece from the residence of Mr. J.M.O. Menard, during the Galveston storm in 1900. This relic is a part of one of the drawing room shades. It was torn almost entirely from the roller and twisted by the wind into this small roll to within a few inches of the stick, the stick being broken into pieces from one to three inches in length. J.M. Odin Menard was a well-known man in the public and business affairs of Galveston. His family's name and achievements have been identified with the founding of Galveston, amongst other historic events. He was related to Michael B. Menard who organized and was the first president of the city company that founded Galveston. This company paid $50,000 to the Republic of Texas for the league and labor of land on which the city is situated. J.M. Odin Menard was born on October 12, 1846, in Galveston, Texas. In 1864, he enlisted in Company I Texas Heavy Artillery and continued in service to the end of the war. Mr. Menard spent many years in official public service. HIs wife, Caroline M. Sherman, was a daughter of General Sidney Sherman Gen Sidney Sherman who commanded the left wing of the Texas army at the battle of San Jacinto April 21 1836.
Citation information: ATF0311, Artifacts collection. Archives and Information Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
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