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Photograph of frontier celebrities in "Scouts of the Plains"

Names:
Buffalo Bill, 1846-1917  Search this
Hickok, Wild Bill, 1837-1876  Search this
Omohundro, John Burwell, 1846-1880  Search this
Extent:
1 Copy print
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Copy prints
Photographs
Date:
circa 1873
Scope and Contents note:
Photograph made from a tintype depicting Texas Jack Omohundro, Buffalo Bill Cody, and Wild Bill Hickok, with two other men, probably Eugene Overton and Elisha Green. The men wear fringed buckskins and hats and carry rifles.
Biographical/Historical note:
In fall 1873, Wild Bill Hickok joined Buffalo Bill Cody and Texas Jack Omohundro in the western melodrama, "Scouts of the Plains." In March 1874, he quit the show and returned to the frontier.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 81-17
Reproduction Note:
Copy print probably made by Joseph G. Rosa, 1981.
General note:
Information on original tintype taken from February 7, 1981 letter from Joseph G. Rosa, Wild Bill Hickok biographer.
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Digital surrogate held by Denver Public Library.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo lot 81-17, Photograph of frontier celebrities in "Scouts of the Plains", National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.81-17
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-81-17

James E. Taylor scrapbook of the American West

Creator:
Taylor, James E., 1839-1901 (artist and collector)  Search this
Names:
Geological Survey (U.S.)  Search this
United States. Army  Search this
Buffalo Bill, 1846-1917  Search this
Crook, George, 1829-1890  Search this
Custer, George Armstrong, 1839-1876  Search this
Hickok, Wild Bill, 1837-1876  Search this
Juárez, Benito, 1806-1872  Search this
Kinman, Seth  Search this
Miles, Nelson Appleton, 1839-1925  Search this
Powell, John Wesley, 1834-1902  Search this
Red Cloud, 1822-1909  Search this
Richard, Louis  Search this
Sheridan, Philip Henry, 1831-1888  Search this
Sitting Bull, 1831-1890  Search this
Spotted Tail, 1823-1881  Search this
Photographer:
Barry, D. F. (David Francis), 1854-1934  Search this
Easterly, Thomas M. (Thomas Martin), 1809-1882  Search this
Eaton, E. L. (Edric L.), b. ca. 1836  Search this
Ebell, Adrian J. (Adrian John), 1840-1877  Search this
Gardner, Alexander, 1821-1882  Search this
Hillers, John K., 1843-1925  Search this
Jackson, William Henry, 1843-1942  Search this
M'Clees, Jas. E. (James E.)  Search this
O'Sullivan, Timothy H., 1840-1882  Search this
Pywell, Wm. R. (William Redish), 1843-1886  Search this
Vannerson, Julian, 1827-  Search this
Whitney, Joel E. (Joel Emmons), 1822-1886  Search this
Extent:
4 Tintypes
3 Chromolithographs
3 Lithographs (3 chalk-manner lithographs)
1 Print (photogravure)
118 Pages (Scrapbook)
685 Prints (circa, albumen)
80 Items (circa 80 relief prints (including woodcuts and wood engraving))
30 Items (circa 30 intaglio prints (including etchings and engravings))
Culture:
Apache  Search this
Pueblo Indians  Search this
Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)  Search this
Cherokee  Search this
Niuam (Comanche)  Search this
Muskogee (Creek)  Search this
Apsáalooke (Crow/Absaroke)  Search this
Fox Indians  Search this
A'aninin (Gros Ventre)  Search this
Kiowa  Search this
Modoc  Search this
Diné (Navajo)  Search this
Oglala Lakota (Oglala Sioux)  Search this
Anishinaabe (Chippewa/Ojibwa)  Search this
Omaha  Search this
Chaticks Si Chaticks (Pawnee)  Search this
Potawatomi  Search this
Indians of North America -- Plateau  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Basin  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Ho-Chunk (Winnebago)  Search this
A:shiwi (Zuni)  Search this
Sauk  Search this
Shoshone  Search this
Ute  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Tintypes
Chromolithographs
Lithographs
Prints
Pages
Photographs
Newspapers
Woodcuts
Place:
Mexico
Taos Pueblo (N.M.)
California
Oregon
Fort Davis (Tex.)
New Mexico
Fort Snelling (Minn.)
Arizona
Texas
San Juan Pueblo (N.M.)
Zuni (N.M.)
Kansas
Colorado
Date:
circa 1863-1900
Summary:
Scrapbook entitled "Our Wild Indians in Peace and War: Surveys, Expeditions, Mining and Scenery of the Great West," compiled by James E. Taylor, possibly as a source for his own illustrations.
Scope and Contents:
Scrapbook entitled "Our Wild Indians in Peace and War: Surveys, Expeditions, Mining and Scenery of the Great West," compiled by James E. Taylor, possibly as a source for his own illustrations. The album includes photographs (mostly albumen with three tintypes), newsclippings, wood engravings, and lithographs, some of which are reproductions of Taylor's own illustrations and paintings. Photographs depict American Indians, US Army soldiers and scouts, historical sites, forts, and scenery. Some were made on expeditions, including the Hayden and Powell surveys, and created from published stereographs. Many of Taylor's illustrations are signed, and some are inscribed with dates and "N. Y." The scrapbook also includes clippings from newspapers and other written sources relating to illustrations and photographs in the album.
Biographical Note:
James E. Taylor (1839-1901) was an artist-correspondent for Leslie's Illustrated Weekly Newspaper from 1863-1883. Born in Cincinatti, Ohio, he graduated from Notre Dame University by the age of sixteen. Taylor enlisted in the 10th New York Infantry in 1861 and the next year was hired by Leslie's Illustrated newspaper as a "Special Artist" and war correspondent. In 1864 he covered the Shenandoah Valley campaign, and was later one of the illustrator-correspondents at the 1867 treaty negotiations at Medicine Lodge, Kansas. He soon earned the moniker "Indian Artist" because of his vast number of drawings of American Indians. In 1883 Taylor retired from Leslie's to work as a freelance illustrator. Colonel Richard Irving Dodge used Taylor's drawings to illustrate his memoir, "Our Wild Indians: Thirty-three Years' Personal Experience among the Red Men of the Great West" (1882).
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 4605
Related Materials:
The National Anthropolgical Archives holds additional photographs by photographers represented in this collection (including original negatives for some of these prints), particularly in Photo Lot 24, Photo Lot 37, Photo Lot 60, Photo Lot 87.

Additional photographs by Whitney, Gardner, and Barry held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 80-18.

Julian Vannerson and James E. McClees photographs held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 4286.

Pywell photographs held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 4498.

O'Sullivan photographs held in National Anthropological Archives Photo lot 4501.

Additional Hillers photographs held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 83-18 and Photo Lot 87-2N.
Provenance:
Donated or transferred by John Witthoft from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, April 14, 1961.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Church buildings  Search this
Mines and mineral resources  Search this
Dance  Search this
White River Massacre, Colo., 1879  Search this
Painting  Search this
Washita Campaign, 1868-1869  Search this
Mormon Church -- History  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Newspapers
Woodcuts
Tintypes
Citation:
MS 4605, James E. Taylor scrapbook of the American West, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4605
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James E. Taylor scrapbook of the American West
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4605
Online Media:

Wild Bill Hickok : the man and his myth / Joseph G. Rosa

Author:
Rosa, Joseph G  Search this
Subject:
Hickok, Wild Bill 1837-1876  Search this
Physical description:
xxiv, 276 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
West (U.S.)
Date:
1996
C1996
Topic:
Peace officers  Search this
Frontier and pioneer life  Search this
Call number:
CT275.H6245 R7 1996
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_494429

They called him Wild Bill: the life and adventures of James Butler Hickok, by Joseph G. Rosa

Author:
Rosa, Joseph G  Search this
Subject:
Hickok, Wild Bill 1837-1876  Search this
Physical description:
xxi, 377 p. illus. 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1974
[1974]
Call number:
F594.H627 1974X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_307094

The West of Wild Bill Hickok / Joseph G. Rosa

Author:
Rosa, Joseph G  Search this
Subject:
Hickok, Wild Bill 1837-1876 Iconography  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 223 p. : ill. ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
West (U.S.)
Date:
1982
C1982
Topic:
Peace officers--Iconography  Search this
Scouts (Reconnaissance)--Iconography  Search this
Call number:
F594.H62 R67 1982X
F594.H62R67 1982X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_146955

Good little bad man : the life of Colorado Charley Utter / by Agnes Wright Spring

Author:
Spring, Agnes Wright 1894-1988  Search this
Subject:
Utter, Colorado Charley 1838-  Search this
Hickok, Wild Bill 1837-1876  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 144 p., [32] p. of plates : ill. ; 22 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
West (U.S.)
Date:
1987
[1987], c1968
1860-1890
Topic:
Pioneers  Search this
Frontier and pioneer life  Search this
History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1018964

Wild Bill Hickok & Calamity Jane : Deadwood legends / by James D. McLaird

Title:
Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane
Author:
McLaird, James D  Search this
Subject:
Hickok, Wild Bill 1837-1876  Search this
Calamity Jane 1852-1903  Search this
Physical description:
174 p. : ill ; 21 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
West (U.S.)
South Dakota
Deadwood
Deadwood (S.D.)
Date:
2008
C2008
Topic:
Peace officers  Search this
Women pioneers  Search this
Pioneers  Search this
Frontier and pioneer life  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_948300

Heroes of the plains, or, Lives and wonderful adventures of Wild Bill, Buffalo Bill ... and other celebrated Indian fighters, scouts, hunters, and guides, including a true and thrilling history of Gen. Custer's famous "last fight" ... also a sketch of the life of Sitting Bull, and his account of the Custer massacre, as related to the author in person / by the author of "Mysteries and miseries of America's great cities," "Border outlaws," etc., etc

Author:
Buel, James W (James William) 1849-1920  Search this
Subject:
Hickok, Wild Bill 1837-1876  Search this
Buffalo Bill 1846-1917  Search this
Physical description:
612 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Biography
Place:
West (U.S.)
Date:
2012
1891
[2012?]
Topic:
Frontier and pioneer life  Search this
Little Bighorn, Battle of the, Mont., 1876  Search this
Call number:
F594 .B92 2012
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_981518

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