Jim Bowie

The only known painting of Jim Bowie done from life; circa 1820. Bowie popularized the bowie knife, which was made in Washington (Hempstead County).

White man with brown hair and sideburns in black with white collar

Photo by Eric Beggs, courtesy of the State Preservation Board, Austin, Texas. CHA 2001.4, June 25, 2004, post conservation