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Automatic. Engraved and silver plated. Wood grips with partial horizontal grooving. With 10-shot magazines.
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Manufactured by: Unceta y Cia
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Automatic. Engraved and silver plated. Wood grips with partial horizontal grooving. With 10-shot magazines.
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Manufactured by: Unceta y Cia
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Automatic. Engraved, silver plated, simulated pearl grips-all factory job.
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Manufactured by: Unceta y Cia
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Automatic. Engraved, silver plated-Simulated pearl grips with "HST" medallion in left one. 21-3/4 oz. 7-shot mag.
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Manufactured by: Unceta y Cia
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Iroquois "At the Council Fire". North American Indian series. Hand painted porcelain.
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Manufactured by: Cybis Porcelain
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Augusta has a German bisque head with blond hair and blue eyes. She is wearing a white batiste and lace graduation dress, like the one she would have worn when she graduated from the Female Academy in Memphis. This particular gown is an exact scale replica of an original graduation gown of the period that was donated to Gray and Blumenstiel by the wife of a judge for the collection. Its style is slightly old-fashioned, as befits not only the basically conservative nature of graduation, but also the fact that Louisiana and the U.S. in general would have been somewhat...
Created by: Gray, Ruth Lewelling
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Weight 3 lbs., 6 ozs. Cast 7/10
Created by: Russell, Charles M.
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6-5/8 inches long
Created by: Thompson, George
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In Kellys paintings, even the things that arent there . . . are there. So this empty Bandstand teems with a sense of unseen presence. Playwright Enid Bagnold wrote in a letter to Kelly that he painted "with a false and true perspective an indication that all might slip sideways and show what the ghosts and bodies . . . are really like . . . the unheard talk between one age and another . . . " For that reason, critic Herbert Read preferred the term "super-realism" rather than surrealism for Kellys work. In short, there's far more...
Created by: Kelly, Felix
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During the early period of Mexican independence, many American immigrants had settled in Texas, then a part of Coahuila y Tejas. In 1835, this group rebelled, largely against the "Napoleon of the West", Antonio de Padua Maria Severino Lopez de Santa Anna, then president of Mexico, who had rescinded the democratic Constitution of 1824 and dissolved Mexico''s Congress. In 1836 Santa Anna led Mexico troops into Texas, slaughtering the inhabitants of the Alamo on March 6. He won a second battle near Goliad, executing all prisoners. General Sam Houston, with an army of only 900 to Santa Anna''s 3,000-5,000, retreated...
Created by: Guillaume, L.M.D.
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