Municipal Archives

George M. Dallas Lithograph, 1854, 1941

​Collection 1991-002​


Office of the City Secretary
Dallas Municipal Archives
1500 Marilla Street, 5D South
Dallas, Texas 75201
CreatorCity Secretary’s Office
TitleGeorge M. Dallas Lithograph
Dates1854, 1941
Quantity1/8 linear inch
AbstractSteel engraving of George Mifflin Dallas.
LanguageRecords are in English

​Scope and Content

Steel engraving of George Mifflin Dallas (1792–1864), American statesman, Vice President of the United States under President James K. Polk.  George Dallas is one of the possible sources for the name of the City of Dallas; though, the credit has never been substantiated.  He is also a possible source for the naming of Dallas County (Texas) which was named in 1846.  This claim is also unsubstantiated.

The engraving was removed from the book and presented to the City of Dallas on April 2, 1941, by Washington, D.C. attorney Herbert R. Grossman.  A letter from Dallas Mayor Woodall Rodgers to Dallas City Secretary Earl Goforth accompanies the portrait.  The engraving is by T. B. Welch of Philadelphia and appeared in a volume of The National Gallery of Distinguished Americans (Philadelphia: James Herring and James Longacre, 1854). 

The collection contains the engraving from the book along with a typescript letter.




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George M. Dallas Lithograph,  1954, 1941 (Box <x>, Folder <y>), Dallas Municipal Archives

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Index Terms

​Dallas -- Texas -- History
Dallas, George Mifflin, 1792-1864

Container List​ 

BoxFolderTitle, Date
11Engraving and correspondence