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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
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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:

Scrapbook album, number one, pages disassembled, continued

Collection Photographer:
Foster, L. F.  Search this
Collection Collector:
Foster, L. F.  Search this
Container:
Box 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1913-1921
Scope and Contents:
Consists of the continued pages of scrapbook album number one and also contains newspaper clippings and photographs from the 1910s. The newspaper clippings are from the newspaper The Billboard. The clippings are affiliated with the Miller Brothers; Zack T. Miller, George L. Miller, and J. C. Miller, the 101 Ranch Wild West Show, and The Young Buffalo Show. Photographs are connected to the 101 Ranch Wild West Show, Young Buffalo Show, and the performers. The performers in the show include Buffalo Bill, Jimmie Blue Bird, Florence La Du, Lone Star May, Cheyenne Bill, Annie Oakley, and others. Letters to the editor of Billboard are clippings of reviews from the show when it traveled across country. In addition, there is biographic information about Tom Mix.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
L.F. Foster Wild West Scrapbooks, Photographs, and Copy Negatives, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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/ep8a23954d0-daf7-409f-8ef4-432cac9d3a87
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1289-ref2

Scrapbook album, number two

Collection Photographer:
Foster, L. F.  Search this
Collection Collector:
Foster, L. F.  Search this
Container:
Box 4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1909-1921
Scope and Contents:
Contains photographs and newspaper clippings. from the 1910s. The newspaper articles are mostly related to the cowboy competitions in Cheyenne, Wyoming and Pendleton, Oregon. The Cheyenne Frontier Days competition and the Pendleton Roundup are particularly featured. The photographs are largely connected to the 101 Ranch Wild West Show. The ranch owners, the Miller brothers, are in the photographs. Performers in the show are also documented, including Buffalo Bill, Oglala Lakota Chief Iron Tail, Lulu Bell Parr, Buffalo Vernon, the Tantlingers, Ada Somerville, Sam Garrett, L. F. Foster himself, and others.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
L.F. Foster Wild West Scrapbooks, Photographs, and Copy Negatives, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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/ep865797192-de76-4863-a1c8-aa581a03a855
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1289-ref4

Bill Pickett

Alternate Title:
The Bull Dogger
Artist:
Ritchey Lithographic Corporation, active 1920 - 1929?  Search this
Sitter:
Bill Pickett, 5 Dec 1870 - 2 Apr 1932  Search this
Medium:
Chromolithographic poster
Dimensions:
Sheet: 104.2 × 69cm (41 × 27 3/16")
Mount: 110.6 × 74.6cm (43 9/16 × 29 3/8")
Type:
Print
Date:
1923
Topic:
Costume\Headgear\Hat  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Scarf  Search this
Poster  Search this
Poster\Movie  Search this
Bill Pickett: Male  Search this
Bill Pickett: Natural Resources\Agriculturist\Farmer  Search this
Bill Pickett: Sports and Recreation\Athlete\Equestrian\Rodeo Rider  Search this
Bill Pickett: Natural Resources\Agriculturist\Cowboy\Wrangler  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.84.113
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4bbcffadc-60d7-4864-8c18-4be4acf044d6
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.84.113

Movie Poster advertising Bill Pickett in The Bull-Dogger

Physical Description:
ink (overall material)
canvas (overall material)
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 27 in x 41 in; 68.58 cm x 104.14 cm
Object Name:
poster, rodeo
poster
Date made:
1921
Subject:
Motion Pictures  Search this
Entertainment  Search this
African American  Search this
Sports  Search this
Rodeo  Search this
Professional  Search this
ID Number:
1985.0879.02
Accession number:
1985.0879
Catalog number:
1985.0879.02
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Movies
Movie Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a4-f5c2-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_681603

Figure

Culture/People:
possibly Plains (attributed)  Search this
Previous owner:
Martin O. O'Nieal, Non-Indian  Search this
William Sorensen, Non-Indian  Search this
Alvin Gillert, Non-Indian  Search this
Donor:
Martin O. O'Nieal, Non-Indian  Search this
William Sorensen, Non-Indian  Search this
Alvin Gillert, Non-Indian  Search this
Object Name:
Figure
Media/Materials:
Wood
Techniques:
Carved
Object Type:
Sculpture/Carving/Figures
Place:
Plains; USA, Canada (inferred)
Catalog Number:
16/1812
Barcode:
161812.000
See related items:
Plains
Sculpture/Carving/Figures
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws688c5f695-4f1a-4e55-809f-7796a0569d64
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_173650
Online Media:

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