Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM Photo #21 Republic of Texas Violin Displayed at UT Fine Arts Library 2.28.14

A violin originating in the Republic of Texas was displayed on February 28, 2014, during the 9th Annual Nilsson Lecture in Contemporary Drama and Literature at UT-Austin’s Fine Arts Library. The violin, which resides with TSLAC in the Texas State Archives, was handcrafted in 1842 by a Texan named Henry Journeay while imprisoned in a Mexican castle. Mexico captured Journeay and hundreds of his compatriots during a raiding expedition prompted by Texas President Sam Houston to the Mexican town of Mier. Journeay is said to have crafted his violin from wood scraps left over from a chair made for Santa Anna, using glass and a razor as his tools. According to legend, the 27-year-old wood worker played the fiddle to entertain the Texan prisoners. Learn more about the violin on our website: It was previously displayed in TS...

Technical Details

Canon EOS Rebel T2i
1/30 s
14 mm
160 ISO