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  • Rosenberg Library Museum - Past Exhibits
    some of the city s most well known sites and structures with great detail Bunjes s St Patrick Church will be easily recognizable to native Galvestonians and his Chapel at Ursuline Convent depicts a once beautiful building that was demolished in the late 1960s Clyde Harold Wortham 1909 1974 was born in Oklahoma but moved to Galveston during his youth A graduate of Ball High School Wortham went on to study at the Yard School of Art in Washington D C and the Art Students League in Woodstock New York Much of Wortham s adult life was spent abroad where he was well known as both a painter and an authority on art restoration In his miniature painting The Certosa Wortham s talent in capturing the dimensions of light and shadow is evident Joseph Alexander Cain 1920 1980 is the only artist featured in this exhibit that was not a resident of the Island Cain was born in Tennesee and served in the U S Marine Corps during World War II After receiving his MFA from the University of California at Berkeley he began his teaching career in Corpus Christi Texas Cain served as chairman of the Art Department at Del Mar College His cubist watercolor Mission with Four Figures was one of the most striking works in the exhibit Dr Merlin McGivney 1905 1985 was a long time dentist on the island who had a passion for painting McGivney was an active member of the Galveston Art League and established an endowment through the Rosenberg Library to fund an annual purchase prize for the league s juried show Dozens of original works by McGivney are preserved at the Rosenberg Library and two of his watercolors New England Church and Village in Martinique were among the most vibrant and eye

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  • Hutchings Gallery
    diaries offer some of the best insight into life in early Galveston One such account is that of Charles Hooton an English novelist who came to Galveston in 1840 one year after the city was officially incorporated In an obscure book entitled St Luis Isle or Texiana Hooton describes the series of long wooden wharves which projected into the bay from the downtown waterfront The elaborate Victorian architecture that Galveston is so well known for today did not exist in the 1830s and 1840s Commercial structures public buildings and residences were for the most part simple frame edifices painted white Streets were unpaved with deep ditches cut along the sides for drainage The Strand Galveston s principal thoroughfare in the business district was deemed hot and sandy and the abundance of stores was characterized as a series of modern museums Hooton was impressed with the range of goods available in these early mercantile firms noting that one could buy French silks Yankee clocks fine wine Colt s pistols and bacon all in one stop Among his complaints were the shortage of fresh drinking water the aggressive mosquitos and the overwhelming number of pigs which roamed freely around the island There were approximately 2 000 3 000 people living on the island by 1840 The Tremont Hotel was the center of social life Wooden Weaving shuttles used in the production of cloth This pair belonged to Eveline a slave owned by Dr John Lockhart a Galveston physician According to the family Eveline wove the clothing for all 75 slaves who worked on Dr Lockhart s cotton plantation near Chappell Hill Texas gift of the heirs of John W Lockhart and the city s open air market sold fresh meat fish and produce seven days a week Several religious denominations had established

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  • Hutchings Gallery
    Bereneice Raphael and Mr Richard L Stavrakis The production of pottery is one of the oldest forms of ancient art as civilizations have used durable waterproof containers for centuries Fragments of pottery called potsherds are one of the most common finds discovered on archaeological sites These remnants offer historians insight about the organization economic condition and cultural development of the societies that produced or acquired pottery One of the most unusual pre Columbian items on display is a tripod bowl from the Chiriqui Province in the Republic of Panama It was collected by Richard Stavrakis and dates to 1200 AD Patrons can view the bird designs featured on the rim of the bowl as well as the upper portion of the three legs Another exquisite example of pre Columbian ceramic ware is a Guangalan whistle from coastal Ecuador The whistle is in the form of a man wearing an elaborate necklace loin cloth and earrings and displays the cultural art of cranial deformation Two beautiful water pitchers of Mexican origin are featured in the exhibit among other ceramic dishes of the Mesoamerican region Both water pitchers have intricate floral designs and are finished in a clear glaze A variety of

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  • Rosenberg Library Museum - Past Exhibits
    Barrow of Galveston It was found on the field after the German retreat at Cierges France on August 2 1918 The exhibit included a variety of helmets from both wars Among the most striking was a WWI German pickelhaube or spiked helmet These helmets were used by police and military officials from 1842 until the time of WWI It was discovered during the First World War that the leather helmets were not suitable for trench warfare These offered virtually no protection against head wounds from exploding shells and shrapnel By 1916 durable steel helmets called stahlhelm replaced the pickelhauben A stunning 20 piece presentation silver service was also displayed in the gallery The set was a gift from the citizens of Galveston to the crew of USS Galveston a naval vessel commissioned in 1904 Galveston served in the Asiatic Fleet during WWI She transported troops and supplies between the Philippines and ports in Japan and China An assortment of honorary medals sleeve insignia and other military decorations from WWI and WWII were on exhibit Especially notable were items that belonged to Maurius Chataignon a veteran of WWI and WWII and the pastor of Galveston s Sacred Heart Church from 1924

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  • Galveston News

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    Original URL path: /displays/treasure/2009/11-pumper/news.htm (2016-04-26)




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