The above link is to the New York Public Library Digital Gallery, containing a host of visual subjects, but many related to our subject. E.g., just type in "Alamo" or "Mexican," etc. in the SEARCH box and see what happens. (There are many Mexican army and cavalry figures, for instance, I hadn't seen before, if most of a post-1836 vintage).
Nice link and collection. I love digital research, but I still enjoy visiting archives to look at (and smell) musty old books and documents.
Join the club, Ranger! Nothing like the smell of old books and file bundles, or wearing gloves while handling the rarer items, or stumbling upon the unexpected in old card files.
Same thing goes for old book shops. The joy of stumbling onto a useful archaic book you've never heard of before, full of dust and cracking a little in the spine, selling for just a few bucks, is I'm afraid getting rarer and rarer.
Last Edit: Jul 1, 2010 13:57:55 GMT -5 by garyzaboly
Sometimes there's no substitute for rummaging through documentary archives, but it is amazing how much old source material IS available online now. Time was when I would often spend an entire day downtown in the library or Historical Society and come home with just a half-page of notes; now some of that stuff can be had free online, at the click of a key. The bad thing about this, however, is that it might make some researchers lazy, thinking they can obtain everything they need online. Nothing can be further from the truth.