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Published on Feb 18, 2014
The land that the United States acquired from Mexico in 1848 came with its own rich history and culture. In this episode, host Tory Altman joins curator Dr. Margaret Salazar-Porzio to examine a fragile relic of the colonial Southwest: an elk hide painting of St. Anthony used inside a Spanish mission church.
The "Founding Fragments" video series gets up close and personal with historical treasures in the collection of the National Museum of American History. Subscribe to our channel to find out about future episodes, or learn more at http://americanhistory.si.edu/connect....