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Mission San Antonio. General View.
  • William Henry Jackson, artist
    1843–1942
    born: Keesville, New York, United States ; died: New York, New York, United States
    Detroit Photographic Company, publisher
    active 1897–1924
  • Mission San Antonio. General View., 1898
  • Where object was made: San Antonio, Texas, United States
  • photochrom
  • Object Height/Width: 17.39 x 22.69 cm
    Object Height/Width: 6 7/8 x 8 15/16 in
  • Gift of David J. and Rita Sloan Gottlieb
  • Not on display
  • 2012.0334
Description

In the foreground, an overgrown path can be faintly discerned between a large tree on the left and a pond on the right. Occupying the middle ground, a woman, her back to the viewer, stands at the end of the receding path. Immediately behind her, between the path and the woman, lies a rickety wooden fence. Parked alongside the left side of the fence are a couple of horses or donkeys tethered to a wooden cart. Beyond the fence are a couple of discernible structures: a one-story arcaded building and its neighbor, an adjacent taller building featuring a large cross at its apex. [Building complex identified as Mission San Antonio]. Beyond these man-made structures are a series of low-lying hills covered in brush.