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Alphaeus P. Cole papers

Creator:
Cole, Alphaeus Philemon, 1876-1988  Search this
Names:
National Academy of Design (U.S.)  Search this
Angel, John, 1881-1960  Search this
Benjamin-Constant, 1845-1902  Search this
Borglum, Solon Hannibal, 1868-1922  Search this
Bransom, Paul, 1885-  Search this
Buffalo Bill, 1846-1917  Search this
Cole, Timothy, 1852-1931  Search this
Coolidge, Calvin, 1872-1933  Search this
Crane, Bruce, 1857-1937  Search this
Curran, Charles C. (Charles Courtney), 1861-1942  Search this
Drake, Alexander, 1843-1916  Search this
Ertz, Edward Frederick, 1862-1954  Search this
Higgins, Eugene, 1874-1958  Search this
Laurens, Jean-Paul, 1838-1921  Search this
Low, Will Hicok, 1853-1932  Search this
Murphy, Hermann Dudley, 1867-1945  Search this
Pennell, Joseph, 1857-1926  Search this
Rio, Anita, 1873?-1971  Search this
Ryder, Chauncey F., 1868-1949  Search this
Steichen, Edward, 1879-1973  Search this
Strode, Hudson, 1892-1976  Search this
Tolman, Ruel P. (Ruel Pardee), 1878-1954  Search this
Young, Mahonri Sharp, 1911-1996  Search this
Extent:
4.5 Linear feet ((on 12 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Date:
1885-1988
Scope and Contents:
Biographical material; diaries; correspondence, financial material; notes; writings; art work; printed material; and photographs
REEL D30 (fr. 420, 521, 542): Three letters from Bruce Crane, 1930, mentioning his election to the Allied Artists of America, from Will Hicok Low, 1930, concerning Cole's election into an art organization, and from Chauncey Foster Ryder, 1921, saying "You may count on me."
REEL 420 (fr. 453-652): Letters written by Timothy Cole, 1885-1928, primarily to Alphaeus and to painter Edward Ertz of Sussex, England, discussing engraving, work for the CENTURY, World War I, and personal matters; a letter to Alphaeus from sculptor John Angel, 1946, discussing Alphaeus' portrait of him; a poem and notes for a speech by Timothy Cole; writings by Alphaeus describing his engraving techniques and his recollections of his father; printed material, including a program for a dinner honoring collector Alexander Wilson Drake, 1913, an address by Timothy to the National Arts Club, 1916, 11 exhibition catalogs for Timothy, 1927-1931, and for Alphaeus, 1922-1952, a catalog from the Grand Central School of Art, and a few clippings; and 2 photos of Alphaeus, ca. 1912 and 1970.
REEL 3481 (fr.467-700): 64 letters, 1910-1927, and 2 sonnets from his father Timothy Cole and a letter to his future daughter-in-law regarding her upcoming marriage to Alphaeus; a letter to Timothy Cole from Calvin Coolidge thanking him for an engraved bookplate; 12 letters to Cole, 1931-1964, from Maurice Bloch, Paul Bransom, A. B. Butts, Will H. Low, Hermann Dudley Murphy, Hudson Strode, R. P. Tolman, and Mahonri Young; a typescript of an article by Cole on Charles C. Curran; 2 photographs of Cole at work, and a photograph of 26 members of the National Academy of Design, ca. 1925, including 19 autographs on the mat; and miscellaneous printed material and writings.
REELS 4783-4791: Biographical accounts and documents; 70 diaries, 1889-1982, containing accounts of Cole's daily activities and 7 photographs; correspondence, 1891-1988, including letters from his father, Timothy Cole, and other family members, 2 notes from Jean Paul Laurens and Benjamin Constant, comments by Cole about his colleagues in 1901-1902, Solon Borglum, Joseph Pennell, Edward Steichen, and a Mr. Yeats, and a description of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, 1902; receipts for art expenses and doctor bills; 4 income tax returns, 1936-1980; an address book, ca. 1933; 6 notebooks on the German language, travels in Orvieto, religious symbols in art, and art history, 1889-1898;
writings by Cole and others, including poems to Eugene and Anita Higgins; prints and drawings by Cole, 1899-1958, including a self-portrait and a portrait drawing of Jean Paul Laurens; 2 prints by John W. Evans, 1935, and Keith Shaw Williams; 26 prints of religious paintings by Italian masters; printed material, including clippings, exhibition catalogs for others, reproductions of art work, material concerning Anita Rio, a postcard album, 1901-1934, and picture postcards, and miscellany; and photographs of Cole, Anita Rio, family, friends, models, residence, travels, art work by Cole and others, and gallery installations.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, portrait painter; New York, N.Y. Born in New Jersey, Cole was the son of wood engraver Timothy Cole. After studying under Isaac Craig in Italy, he began studies at the Academie Julian in 1892, under Jean Paul Laurens and Benjamin Constant. His painting of Dante was exhibited in the Paris Salon of 1900. He moved to England and married sculptress Margaret Ward Walmsley in 1903. They moved to the United States in 1911, where Cole joined the Salmagundi Club, 1918, and served as president of the New York Water Color Club from 1931 to 1941. He taught at Cooper Union, 1924-1931, and was elected a National Academician in 1941. A widower in 1962, Cole married Anita Rio, the widow of painter Eugene Higgins.
Provenance:
Material on reel D30 donated 1955-1962 by Charles E. Feinberg, an active donor and friend of the Archives of American Art. Material on reels 420, 3481, and 4783-4791 donated 1965-1989 by Alphaeus Cole, in part through his nephew Orlando, and by his estate.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Portrait painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Identifier:
AAA.colealph
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw994f82a50-b5be-4b80-97c1-2a0ad5336a9d
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-colealph

L. F. Foster Wild West Scrapbooks, Photographs, and Copy Negatives

Photographer:
Foster, L. F.  Search this
Collector:
Foster, L. F.  Search this
Names:
101 Ranch Wild West Show  Search this
Buffalo Bill, 1846-1917  Search this
Pawnee Bill  Search this
Extent:
2 Cubic feet (5 boxes)
Culture:
Indians of North America -- 1890-1920  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Albums
Bills
Clippings
Photographs
Date:
1888-1921
Summary:
Collection documents Wild West Shows in Oklahoma and Washington, particularly the career of Lewis Frederick Foster who was known for his showmanship and skills.
Scope and Contents:
Consists of two scrapbook albums documenting the career of Lewis Frederick Foster. Materials also relate to western shows, rodeos, Buffalo Bill Cody, Pawnee Bill, and the 101 Ranch Wild West Show. Many other individual showmen, including American Indians, are also represented. Information in the collection indicates that Foster was an amateur photographer. It is unclear if the photographs are the work of Foster or if he assembled the album himself.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into one series.
Biographical / Historical:
Lewis Frederick Foster was born in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts to James Foster and Elizabeth T. Frederick on September 19, 1861. He married Leona [Rosamond] Stockman on September 30, 1890 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Fosters had one daughter Leona Rosamond born in 1897. Foster performed on horseback in shows across the West including the Wild West Show in Oklahoma, the Frontier Show in Cheyenne, Washington, and the 101 Ranch Wild West Show. He was known as a 'Rough and Fancy Rider' and a 'Revolver Expert'. Foster died on March 4, 1924 at the age of sixty- two in Modesto, Stanislaus County, California and is buried in Acacia Memorial Park.
Related Materials:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Archives Center Wild West Collection, NMAH.AC.1466

Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, NMAH.AC.0060

Sonora Carver Papers, NMAH.AC0.521
Provenance:
Donated to the Smithsonian Institution in 1933 by Foster's sister, Louise T. Foster, and his brother, John H. Foster.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Cowboys  Search this
Cowgirls  Search this
Western shows  Search this
Rodeos  Search this
Genre/Form:
Albums
Bills
Clippings
Photographs -- 1890-1910 -- Black-and-white photoprints
Citation:
L.F. Foster Wild West Scrapbooks, Photographs, and Copy Negatives, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1289
See more items in:
L. F. Foster Wild West Scrapbooks, Photographs, and Copy Negatives
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep87c3e31c2-f071-4c3c-9993-ec9b747a6d27
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1289
Online Media:

Archives Center Wild West Collection

Names:
Buffalo Bill, 1846-1917  Search this
Pawnee Bill, 1860-1942  Search this
Extent:
0.66 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Culture:
Indians of North America  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Comic books
Design drawings
Itineraries
Programs
Sheet music
Date:
1884-1917, undated
Summary:
The collection consists of printed materials and ephemera relating to "Wild West" shows.
Content Description:
The collection consists of printed materials and ephemera relating to "Wild West" shows. It primarily includes dime novels, programs, sheet music, advertisements, artwork, and publications.
Arrangement:
Collection arranged into one series.
Biographical / Historical:
Wild West shows were performed across the United States from circa 1870-1920. The shows introduced the American West to a wider audience and primarily featured cowboys and Native Americans, loosely based on historical events. In addition, Wild West shows offered actors opportunities to display skills of showmanship.
Related Materials:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, NMAH.AC.0060

L.F. Foster Wild West Scrapbooks, Photographs, and Copy Negatives, NMAH.AC.1289

Sonora Carver Papers, NMAH.AC.0521
Provenance:
Collection donated by Anthony Sapienza in 2018.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning intellectual property rights. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Cowboys -- United States  Search this
Illustrated books, Children's  Search this
Rodeos -- United States  Search this
Western shows  Search this
Wild west shows  Search this
Genre/Form:
Comic books
Design drawings
Itineraries
Programs
Sheet music -- 20th century
Citation:
Archives Center Wild West Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1466
See more items in:
Archives Center Wild West Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8cacea61f-c70e-4546-be0a-bfe7cb4721cc
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1466

Buffalo Bill on the silver screen : the films of William F. Cody / Sandra K. Sagala

Author:
Sagala, Sandra K  Search this
Subject:
Buffalo Bill 1846-1917  Search this
Buffalo Bill 1846-1917 In motion pictures  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 218 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Type:
Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Place:
West (U.S.)
United States
Date:
2013
20th century
Topic:
Pioneers  Search this
Entertainers  Search this
Actors  Search this
Motion picture producers and directors  Search this
Documentary films--History and criticism  Search this
Motion picture industry--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1089889

Buffalo Bill, last of the great scouts / as told by his sister, Helen Cody Wetmore

Author:
Wetmore, Helen Cody)  Search this
Subject:
Buffalo Bill 1846-1917  Search this
Physical description:
xiv, 296 pages ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
West (U.S.)
United States
Date:
1994
1994, ©1899
19th century
20th century
Topic:
Frontier and pioneer life  Search this
Wild west shows  Search this
History  Search this
Call number:
CT275.C669 D9 1994
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_465383

Thrilling lives of Buffalo Bill, Col. Wm. F. Cody, last of the great scouts and Pawnee Bill, Major Gordon W. Lillie (Pawnee Bill) white chief of Pawnees, by Frank Winch

Author:
Winch, Frank 1880-  Search this
Subject:
Buffalo Bill 1846-1917  Search this
Lillie, Gordon W. 1860-  Search this
Physical description:
224 p. front., illus., plats, ports., facsim. 19 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1911
C1911]
Call number:
F594.C695X 1911
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_307906

Last of the great scouts; the life story of Col. William F. Cody, "Buffalo Bill," as told by his sister

Author:
Wetmore, Helen Cody  Search this
Subject:
Buffalo Bill 1846-1917  Search this
Physical description:
xvi 296 p. illus., ports. 21 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
West (U.S.)
United States
Date:
1965
1899
[l965?]
19th century
20th century
Topic:
Frontier and pioneer life  Search this
Wild west shows  Search this
History  Search this
Call number:
F594.C67 W5 1965
F594.C67W5 1965
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_85496

Buffalo Bill's Wild West : America's national entertainment, led by the famed scout and guide Buffalo Bill ... : [programme]

Author:
Buffalo Bill's Wild West Company  Search this
Subject:
Buffalo Bill 1846-1917  Search this
Buffalo Bill's Wild West Company  Search this
Physical description:
31 unnumbered pages : illustrations, portraits ; 26 cm
Type:
Miscellanea
Biography
Place:
West (U.S.)
Date:
1987
1885
1987?]
1866-1895
1848-1950
Topic:
Frontier and pioneer life  Search this
Indians--Wars  Search this
Cowboys  Search this
History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1037410

American endurance : Buffalo Bill, the Great Cowboy Race of 1893, and the vanishing Wild West / Richard A. Serrano

Author:
Serrano, Richard A  Search this
Subject:
Buffalo Bill 1846-1917  Search this
World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Physical description:
260 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
West (U.S.)
Date:
2016
19th century
1890-1945
Topic:
Endurance riding (Horsemanship)--History  Search this
Horse racing--History  Search this
Cross-country (Horsemanship)--History  Search this
Cowboys--History  Search this
History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1069077

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