The Panoramic Sketch
In Episode 2 of my video series, Artifacts. Stories., my right-hand man, Chris Aleman, joins Eleanor Barton to talk about a sketch of the harbor and downtown drawn in 1855. At the time, docks were extending into the bay about a quarter of a mile. Where Pier 21 is today, there was water. Horse-drawn wagons carried cargo to downtown. George Osborne and I decided to visit the location where the artist was perched on the mast of a sailing vessel over 150 years ago.
If you missed other episodes, here are some links:
- The Wooden Paver
- The Panoramic Sketch
- Battle of Gavleston: The Cannon Balls
- Battle of Galveston: “My Father Is Here”
- Battle of Galveston: The Watchmen
- The Gun Battery
- The Early Causeways
- Railroad Transportation
- Cabeza de Vaca
- The Lunch Counter
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