bone -- ivory ; metal -- unspecified ; paint -- watercolor
Watercolor portrait of a man on a piece of oval-shaped ivory. Portrait is of George Campbell Childress. Portrait is in a metal frame with decorative floral design on the back side. Portrait has a ring at the top.
George Campbell Childress Papers, 1794-1859, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
Local Resource Number
Briscoe Center storage location: 2.325. OD19
Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin
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Hill Texas Archive Research Notes
George C. Childress, 1804-1841. Miniature watercolor portrait on ivory. As soon as the convention of 1836 was organized, a committee chaired by Childress was appointed to draw up a declaration of independence. It is generally assumed that Childress wrote the document with little help from the other committee members. On March 2, the draft was unanimously adopted and ordered to be engrossed and signed by the delegates. A native of Tennessee, Childress assisted in raising funds and securing volunteers for the Texas Revolution, represented the municipality of Milam, and to secure recognition of the sovereignty and independence of Texas by the United States.