Alamo Images: Changing Perceptions of a Texas Experience

Alamo Plaza, by Eugene O. Goldbeck, ca. 1919. Courtesy Photography Collection, Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas at Austin.

"The role of myth in American history is probably nowhere more effectively illustrated than in the battle of the Alamo. The encounter was violent and dramatic, its participants gallant. Most critically, there were no survivors, at least among its white male defenders, leaving others free to reconstruct a history based more frequently upon conjecture and imagination than upon verifiable evidence." — Clifton H. Jones, from Alamo Images: Changing Perceptions of a Texas Experience (exhibition catalog)


Alamo Images: Changing Perceptions of a Texas Experience surveys the Alamo of the Texas imagination through illustrations drawn from historical documents, paintings, sketches, cartoons, comic books, television, and film. Alamo Images focuses, not merely on Texas history, but on the mythic power of events that helped define a community, state, and nation. Panel topics include:

  • The Alamo as Spanish mission
  • As a ruin reused for commerce
  • The struggle to make it a shrine
  • The story of the siege and battle
  • San Antonio as a Tejano town
  • Alamo defenders and survivors
  • The three heroes
  • Ongoing uses of Alamo imagery

Alamo Images 

is an exhibition organized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University in Dallas and produced by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. 

Exhibition Formats

Alamo Images: Changing Perceptions of a Texas Experience is available in two formats:

Content11 double-sided panels (26” x 37”)
12 support legs 
Space Requirements150 square feet of floor space ( 15’ x 10’)
Shipping Weight and DimensionsTravels in 3 plastic cases:
  • 43” x 34” x 10” - 102 lbs.
  • 43" x 34" x 9" - 90 lbs.
  • 83” x 9” x 9” - 54 lbs.
Rental Fee*$450*
Rental Period4 weeks
Freestanding (Abridged) 
Content6 double-sided panels (26” x 38”)
7 support legs (68” tall) 
Space Requirements120 square feet of floor space (12’ x 10’)
Shipping Weight and DimensusionsTravels in 2 plastic cases:
  • 42” x 29” x 11” - 87 lbs.
  • 83” x 9” x 9" - 54 lbs
Rental Fee*$300*
Rental Period4 weeks

*Rental fees are based primarily on the cost of shipping. Prices may vary based on current fuel surcharges or venue location within the state of Texas. Out-of-state rentals are priced on an individual basis. Please call for a rental fee quote specific to your venue.


Publicity Materials

Press release

Alamo Images press release

Publicity image

A publicity image is available for promoting this exhibition at your venue. Please contact the exhibitions coordinator to request an electronic file of this image. Please allow 2-3 business days for the exhibitions coordinator to process your request.

Humanities Texas logos

 Logo files are also available for download from the logo page.

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Questions and Rental Information

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Leander, TX   |   Freestanding (Abridged)

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Levelland, TX   |   Freestanding (Abridged)

On Display

The Alamo—Midnight, March 6, 1936, by Frank Callcott, 1978 facsimile of 1936 lithograph. Courtesy of The Stevenson Press.