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The Inez Sterling Adams South Texas Historical Gallery contains original artwork, prints, artifacts, and reproductions that illustrate the history South Texas. The collection is located on the second floor of La Retama Central Library. The Gallery spans two large walls of the library and contains the following pieces:

Mapa de una parte del Seno Mexicano, 1766
Map courtesy of Centro Geografico del Ejercito, Madrid
Acquired with the assistance of Honorary Consul Fernando Moral Iglesias

Map of the United States and Texas
Charles Copley, engraving
Donor: Msgr. Michael A. Howell

Camp of the Army Occupation, 1847
Capt. Daniel P. Whiting, 1808-1892, lithograph
Acquired in memory of Inez Sterling Adams by the Friends of Corpus Christi Public Libraries

Duty Roster of Taylor's Army of Occupation, 1845
Acquired for the Corpus Christi Libraries by Amanda and Ken Keller

Sketch of Corpus Christi
New York Weekly Herald
March 14, 1846
Donor: Candace and Jim Moloney

Chart of the Present Seat of War
Niles' National Register, Baltimore
May 30, 1846
Donor: Herb Canales

Battle of Palo Alto, 1846
Carl Nebel, hand-colored lithograph
Acquired for the Corpus Christi Public Libraries by the Friends of Corpus Christi Public Libraries

Death of Samuel Ringgold at Palo Alto, 1846
Nathaniel Currier, 1813-1888, hand-colored lithograph
Donor: Herb Canales

Corpus Christi, 1852
Thomas Flintoff, c. 1809-1891
Original watercolor acquired for the Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History by the Friends of the Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History and the Friends of the Corpus Christi Public Libraries

Battle of Corpus Christi, 1862
Thomas Noakes, 1829-1878, watercolor
Collection of the Corpus Christi Public Libraries

Charles Lovenskiold, ca. 1870
Artist unknown, graphite drawing
Donor: Paige and James Dinn

Capture of Corpus Christi
New York Herald
November 16, 1862
Acquired for the Corpus Christi Libraries by the Friends of Corpus Christi Public Libraries

Life on the Range, 1959
Bob Schoenke, pen and ink
Donor: Family of Inez Sterling Adams

Ethan Allen Hitchcock letter to his brother
February 10, 1846
Acquired for the Corpus Christi Public Libraries by the Corpus Christi Public Libraries Foundation

Zachary Taylor letter to Maunsel White
October 15, 1845
Acquired for the Corpus Christi Public Libraries by the Friends of Corpus Christi Public Libraries

William DeRyee - Chemist and Photographic Inventor (1825-1903)
Photograph, sketch reproduced from Corpus Christi Caller and homeograph
Collection of the Corpus Christi Public Libraries

Corpus Christi waterfront panorama, 1913
Donor: Dee and Ed Meisenheimer

Daily Corpus Christi Caller
January 27, 1909
Collection of the Corpus Christi Public Libraries

New Rail Road and County Map of Southern Part of Texas, 1883
Acquired for the Corpus Christi Public Libraries by the Friends of Corpus Christi Public Libraries

Aransas Pass and Corpus Christi Bay Survey, 1905
Donor: Herb Canales

Survey Map of Corpus Christi and Aransas Passes and Bays and Their Connections, 1878
Donor: Herb Canales

Stock Certificate from the Corpus Christi Ship Channel Co., August 1, 1859
Acquired for the Corpus Christi Public Libraries by the Friends of the Corpus Christi Public Libraries

Survey Map of Corpus Christi, ca. 1895
Conrad Blucher, 1885-1977
Donor: Patty and Joe Mueller in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Kellum

Bird's Eye View of Corpus Christi, 1887
Augustus Koch, b. 1840 - ?, lithograph

Corpus Christi waterfront, 1874
Rudolph Hollub, graphite drawing
Collection of the Corpus Christi Public Libraries

Nueces County, 1879
August Gast & Co., lithograph
Reproduction of an original lithograph from the Texas General Land Office. The original was preserved with funds provided by the Corpus Christi Association of Professional Landsmen as part of the Land Offices Adopt-A-Map program

Birds-eye view of the Camp of the Army of Occupation, October 1845
Daniel Powers Whiting, lithograph of the Mexican War

Monterey, as seen from a horse-lap in the main Plaza, to the west, October 1846
Daniel Powers Whiting, lithograph of the Mexican War

Heights of Monterey, from Saltillo road, looking towards the City, September 1846
Daniel Powers Whiting, lithograph of the Mexican War

Valley Towards Saltillo, from near the base of 'Palace Hill' at Monterey
Daniel Powers Whiting, lithograph of the Mexican War

Monterey, from Independence Hill, in the rear of the Bishop's Palace, September 1846
Daniel Powers Whiting, lithograph of the Mexican War