Miniature watercolor portrait on ivory. It is generally assumed that Childress wrote the Texas declaration of independence with little help from his fellow committee members. This miniature is the only known image of George Campbell Childress, chair of the Convention of 1836, out of which came the Unanimous Declaration of Independence.
Stephen F. Austin [portrait]
Ivory miniature watercolor portrait of Stephen F. Austin; This original watercolor portrait miniature of Stephen F. Austin depicts him in his hunting costume with his dog Cano. William Howard painted the portrait in Mexico City in 1833.
Wash drawing of the Sloop of War Austin
Texas Sloop of War "Austin"
The sloop of war, Austin, was the flagship of the Texas Navy from 1840-1843. Houston sent Texas' small Navy to "quarantine" Mexico. Houston sought to nudge the United States towards annexation. The Austin actively engaged Mexican vessels during the quarantine.