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Dick Dowling portrait. approximately 1866. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 28, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll2/item/73.

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(approximately 1866). Dick Dowling portrait. Historic Houston Photographs. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll2/item/73

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Dick Dowling portrait, approximately 1866, Historic Houston Photographs, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed November 28, 2014, http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll2/item/73.

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Title Dick Dowling portrait
Contributor (Local)
  • Donnelan, Thus. painter
Date approximately 1866
Description Photograph of a printed reproduction of an oil painting of Dick Dowling, an Irishman from Houston and Confederate Army war hero, in uniform with descriptive caption. At the time of his death from yellow fever in 1867, the "Houston Telegraph" considered him "Houston's most important citizen." Among his accomplishments he was a sound businessman, member of Houston's first fire department, bought and sold real estate, and helped found the first oil company in Houston.
Caption Caption:"Dick Dowling. Hero of the Battle of Sabine Pass, Texas. 43 Defeated 15,000. This Picture is a copy of an Oil "Painting in the Texas room in the Confederate Museum in Richmond, Va. It was painted by Mr. Donnelan, a Houston, Texas, Artist of much note.
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Portrait painting
  • Heroes
  • Military uniforms
  • Civil war
  • Soldiers
Subject.Topical (TGM-1)
  • Portrait paintings
Subject.Topical (AAT)
  • heroes
  • military uniforms
  • civil wars
  • soldiers
Subject.Name (LCNAF)
  • Dowling, Dick, 1838-1867.
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Houston, Texas
Genre (AAT)
  • black-and-white photographs
  • copy prints
Language English
Physical Description 1 photograph
Type (DCMI)
  • Still Image, Text
Format (IMT)
  • image/jpeg
Original Item Location ID 1970-001, Box 8, Folder 6
Original Collection George Fuermann "Texas and Houston" Collection
Original Collection URL http://archon.lib.uh.edu/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=356
Digital Collection Historic Houston Photographs
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll2
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://info.lib.uh.edu/about/campus-libraries-collections/special-collections
Use and Reproduction This image is in the public domain and may be used freely. If publishing in print, electronically, or on a website, please cite the item using the citation button.
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Transcript Dick Dowling. Hero of the Battle of Sabine Pass, Texas. 43 Defeated 15,000. This Picture is a copy of an Oil Painting in the Texas room in the Confederate Museum in Richmond, Va. It was painted by Mr. Thus. Donnelan, a Houston, Texas, Artist of much note.