Texas Sculptors re: “Victims of the Galveston Flood”

TEXAS SCULPTORS   The topic of Texas sculptors was raised during a recent conversation with a Coppini project supporter.  About two years ago, veteran sculptor Peggy Maceo and yours truly canvassed the country looking for world class sculptors with a proven track record of creating monumental statues for national and international clients.  The process, which lasted six months, resulted in …


“Evolution of a Masterpiece”: San Antonio Express – March 1904

Art Reviewer – San Antonio Express from March 1904   I thought you would enjoy this rare item from a March 1904 San Antonio Express series wherein an art reviewer is bringing the “Victims of the Galveston Flood” to life in three articles entitled “Evolution of a Masterpiece”.  As much as the three surviving photos of the Victims heroic this …


Wedding Ring Band Survives 1900 Storm 119 Years Later

Galveston Storm of 1900: September 8, 1900 Bernardoni Family Wedding Ring Survives Biblical Hurricane “One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all, and in the darkness bind them.” Gandalf By a monumental miracle, the wedding band of my great grandfather – Giovanni Carlo Bernardoni – survived the Storm of 1900. Sadly, …


Galveston Storm of 1900: World’s Greatest Natural Disasters

DEATH-DEALING STORMS IN OTHER COUNTRIES IN 19TH CENTURY: 1864—Calcutta, India; 45,000 lives and 100 ships lost. 1881—Haifong, China; 300,000 lives lost. 1881—England; great destruction of life and property and many lives lost. 1882—Manila, Philippine Islands; 60,000 families rendered homeless and 100 lives lost. 1886—Madrid, Spain; 32 killed, 620 injured. 1887—Australian coast; 550 pearl fishers perished. 1888—Cuba; 1,000 lives lost. 1889—Apia, …