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Chapter 3: Collaboration

Chapter 3: Collaboration

The burgeoning friendship between José Cisneros and El Paso artist Tom Lea not only marked the beginning of Cisneros’ professional career in the art community, but also granted him increased notoriety and an introduction to Carl Hertzog, an El Paso typographer and book designer. José Cisneros and Carl Hertzog both met Tom Lea in 1937....

January 13, 2022January 13, 2022
Chapter 2: A Chance Meeting

Chapter 2: A Chance Meeting

In 1937, José Cisneros was employed as a window dresser at White House Department Store. At the federal courthouse in El Paso, just six blocks from his work, an artist named Tom Lea had begun work on a mural to honor the people who had come to the Pass of the North throughout its history....

December 17, 2021December 13, 2021
Cisneros | Chapter 1: An Introduction

Cisneros | Chapter 1: An Introduction

José Cisneros was born in Villa Ocampo, Mexico in 1910. The Cisneros family home was situated on a twenty-seven-acre plot located just outside of the village. In addition to carpenter work, José’s father, Don Fernando Cisneros, also operated a barber shop and blacksmith business out of the family home. As political unrest cast a veil...

October 29, 2021November 4, 2021
Family Treasures

Family Treasures

This dictionary was the property of and used by Stephen F. Austin …(illegible)  his sister Emily, has been willed to and used by Guy M. Bryan. – Signed: S. F. Austin. This inscription, inside an 1828 dictionary belonging to Stephen F. Austin, will soon be on display as part of the Texas Frontier Exhibit, along...

September 2, 2021August 24, 2021
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