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Dawn at the Alamo

McArdle's Original Draft of His Manuscript on


His Conception of the Painting, "Dawn at the Alamo"

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McArdle's draft of the painting concept, page 2

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            One woman and her baby


of Caucasian race, with some


Mexican women and children


were all that escaped from that


"hell of slaughter".

            In regard to the


view; the spectator is supposed


to be where the west pavement of


Alamo Plaza is now — a little


South of Houston Street — and


looking southeast, from which


position the Alamo Church is seen


as presented in the picture. A


portion being hidden by what is


now a warehouse (Hugo & Schmeltzers.)


but was then the Convent: in an


upper room of which Bowie was


killed on his cot, where he was


dying of pneumonia (not howev-


er before he had added a few


to the host of the slain.)

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