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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
Cody, 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
Photographs
Clippings
Bills
Date:
1888-1921
bulk 1890-1910
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.
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
Photographs -- 1890-1910 -- Black-and-white photoprints
Clippings
Bills
Citation:
L.F. Foster Wild West Scrapbooks, Photographs, and Copy Negatives, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
The collection was processed by Sarah Gediman, intern, 2019; Julia Gibson, intern, 2019; and Savannah Hildre, intern, 2019; supervised by Vanessa Broussard-Simmons, archivist, 2019.
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
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1289
Online Media:

Moccasins

Culture/People:
Pikuni Blackfeet (Piegan)  Search this
Possible collector:
Christian F. Schuster (Christian Friedrich Schuster/C. F. Schuster), Non-Indian, 1868-1957  Search this
Previous owner:
Christian F. Schuster (Christian Friedrich Schuster/C. F. Schuster), Non-Indian, 1868-1957  Search this
Seller:
Christian F. Schuster (Christian Friedrich Schuster/C. F. Schuster), Non-Indian, 1868-1957  Search this
Object Name:
Moccasins
Media/Materials:
Hide, porcupine quills, hide thong/babiche
Techniques:
Quilled (lane stitched)
Object Type:
Clothing/Garments: Footwear
Place:
Montana; USA
Catalog Number:
22/1812
Barcode:
221812.000
See related items:
Pikuni Blackfeet (Piegan)
Clothing/Garments: Footwear
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6182f8e32-5ea6-42bf-99dd-8148850cbc65
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_236624
Online Media:

Dragonfly pendant

Culture/People:
Pikuni (Piegan) [Blackfeet Nation, Browning, Montana]  Search this
Collector:
Christian F. Schuster (Christian Friedrich Schuster/C. F. Schuster), Non-Indian, 1868-1957  Search this
Previous owner:
Christian F. Schuster (Christian Friedrich Schuster/C. F. Schuster), Non-Indian, 1868-1957  Search this
Seller:
Christian F. Schuster (Christian Friedrich Schuster/C. F. Schuster), Non-Indian, 1868-1957  Search this
Object Name:
Dragonfly pendant
Media/Materials:
Hide, glass bead/beads, brass tacks/bosses
Techniques:
Sewn, lazy/lane stitch beadwork
Dimensions:
8.5 x 9 x 0.5 cm
Object Type:
Adornment/Jewelry
Place:
Montana; USA
Date created:
circa 1880
Catalog Number:
22/1826
Barcode:
221826.000
See related items:
Pikuni (Piegan) [Blackfeet Nation, Browning, Montana]
Adornment/Jewelry
On View:
National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, DC
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6f230937b-ca0e-4fcc-8fd0-891039a3b5c4
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_236641
Online Media:

Visor

Culture/People:
Inupiaq (Alaskan Inupiat Eskimo) [Nuwukmiut/Point Barrow]  Search this
Previous owner:
Frank H. Wood, Non-Indian, 1851-1933  Search this
Seller:
Frank H. Wood, Non-Indian, 1851-1933  Search this
Object Name:
Visor
Media/Materials:
Wood, hide, ivory
Techniques:
Carved, painted
Object Type:
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Place:
Point Barrow; Arctic Slope Native Corporation; Alaska; USA
Catalog Number:
5/6882
Barcode:
056882.000
See related items:
Inupiaq (Alaskan Inupiat Eskimo) [Nuwukmiut/Point Barrow]
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws697deeffc-782d-41f6-8d43-93752731476c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_61105
Online Media:

Rattle

Culture/People:
Heiltsuk (Bella Bella)  Search this
Previous owner:
Frank H. Wood, Non-Indian, 1851-1933  Search this
Seller:
Frank H. Wood, Non-Indian, 1851-1933  Search this
Object Name:
Rattle
Media/Materials:
Wood
Techniques:
Painted
Object Type:
Music and Sound
Place:
Central Coast Regional District; British Columbia; Canada
Catalog Number:
5/6888
Barcode:
056888.000
See related items:
Heiltsuk (Bella Bella)
Music and Sound
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws62bb140ce-8073-495a-9e2e-81a210424919
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_61111
Online Media:

Headband

Culture/People:
Tuscarora  Search this
Previous owner:
William J. Mackay, Non-Indian, 1852-1919  Search this
Donor:
William J. Mackay, Non-Indian, 1852-1919  Search this
Object Name:
Headband
Media/Materials:
Silver
Techniques:
Perforated
Object Type:
Clothing/Garments: Headwear and Headdresses
Place:
New York; USA
Catalog Number:
8/7324
Barcode:
087324.000
See related items:
Tuscarora
Clothing/Garments: Headwear and Headdresses
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws670567774-d333-4eb0-9506-5a604573ca10
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_94333
Online Media:

Garters/Legbands

Culture/People:
Pikuni Blackfeet (Piegan)  Search this
Possible collector:
Christian F. Schuster (Christian Friedrich Schuster/C. F. Schuster), Non-Indian, 1868-1957  Search this
Previous owner:
Christian F. Schuster (Christian Friedrich Schuster/C. F. Schuster), Non-Indian, 1868-1957  Search this
Donor:
Christian F. Schuster (Christian Friedrich Schuster/C. F. Schuster), Non-Indian, 1868-1957  Search this
Object Name:
Garters/Legbands
Media/Materials:
Glass bead/beads, wool yarn
Techniques:
Loom beadwork
Object Type:
Clothing/Garments: Accessories
Place:
Montana; USA
Catalog Number:
22/2347
Barcode:
222347.000
See related items:
Pikuni Blackfeet (Piegan)
Clothing/Garments: Accessories
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws65f6c7f44-68a1-4476-997b-6e0eef334573
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_236918
Online Media:

Card case

Culture/People:
Mohawk  Search this
Previous owner:
Christian F. Schuster (Christian Friedrich Schuster/C. F. Schuster), Non-Indian, 1868-1957  Search this
Donor:
Christian F. Schuster (Christian Friedrich Schuster/C. F. Schuster), Non-Indian, 1868-1957  Search this
Object Name:
Card case
Media/Materials:
Hide, glass bead/beads
Techniques:
Edge beaded , overlay beadwork
Object Type:
Made-for-Sale items and Souvenirs
Place:
Ontario, Qu├ębec, New York; Canada, USA (inferred)
Catalog Number:
22/2387
Barcode:
222387.000
See related items:
Mohawk
Made-for-Sale items and Souvenirs
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws60521f311-5d92-4c50-91be-e66ec3c05ecb
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_237269
Online Media:

Dance club

Culture/People:
Sioux  Search this
Possible collector:
Christian F. Schuster (Christian Friedrich Schuster/C. F. Schuster), Non-Indian, 1868-1957  Search this
Previous owner:
Christian F. Schuster (Christian Friedrich Schuster/C. F. Schuster), Non-Indian, 1868-1957  Search this
Donor:
Christian F. Schuster (Christian Friedrich Schuster/C. F. Schuster), Non-Indian, 1868-1957  Search this
Object Name:
Dance club
Media/Materials:
Hide, stone, glass bead/beads
Techniques:
Bead-wrapped , lazy/lane stitch beadwork
Object Type:
Personal items
Place:
North Dakota or South Dakota; USA (inferred)
Catalog Number:
22/2401
Barcode:
222401.000
See related items:
Sioux
Personal items
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws664a4e149-6d04-4b25-a7ad-a84cbbbce271
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_237283
Online Media:

Bag handle

Culture/People:
Inupiaq (Alaskan Inupiat Eskimo) [Nuwukmiut/Point Barrow]  Search this
Previous owner:
Frank H. Wood, Non-Indian, 1851-1933  Search this
Seller:
Frank H. Wood, Non-Indian, 1851-1933  Search this
Presenter/funding source:
Thea Heye (Thea Kowne/Mrs. Dorothea Page/Mrs. George Gustav Heye), Non-Indian, 1888-1935  Search this
Object Name:
Bag handle
Media/Materials:
Ivory
Techniques:
Perforated
Object Type:
Bags/Pouches (and parts)
Place:
Point Barrow; Arctic Slope Native Corporation; Alaska; USA
Catalog Number:
5/2945
Barcode:
052945.000
See related items:
Inupiaq (Alaskan Inupiat Eskimo) [Nuwukmiut/Point Barrow]
Bags/Pouches (and parts)
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6d4102a2b-26cd-485a-9e24-3bc6926fdf55
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_57246
Online Media:

Bag

Culture/People:
Nimi'ipuu (Nez Perce)  Search this
Previous owner:
William J. Mackay, Non-Indian, 1852-1919  Search this
Donor:
William J. Mackay, Non-Indian, 1852-1919  Search this
Object Name:
Bag
Media/Materials:
Hide
Techniques:
Sewn
Object Type:
Bags/Pouches (and parts)
Place:
Idaho; USA (inferred)
Catalog Number:
8/7440
Barcode:
087440.000
See related items:
Nimi'ipuu (Nez Perce)
Bags/Pouches (and parts)
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws66da8f2ec-5595-4efc-bae0-4a636ee555c3
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_94455
Online Media:

Mounted plant specimen

Culture/People:
Gay Head Wampanoag  Search this
Collector:
Gladys Iola Tantaquidgeon (Gladys Tantaquidgeon), Mohegan, 1899-2005  Search this
Seller:
Gladys Iola Tantaquidgeon (Gladys Tantaquidgeon), Mohegan, 1899-2005  Search this
Object Name:
Mounted plant specimen
Media/Materials:
Vegetal material
Techniques:
Unmodified
Object Type:
Medicines/Remedies
Place:
Gay Head; Dukes County; Massachusetts; USA
Island Name:
Martha's Vineyard
Catalog Number:
16/5660
Barcode:
165660.000
See related items:
Gay Head Wampanoag
Medicines/Remedies
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws652969076-c73b-4bf7-a453-059a9a17ac4a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_177469
Online Media:

Mounted plant specimen

Culture/People:
Gay Head Wampanoag  Search this
Collector:
Gladys Iola Tantaquidgeon (Gladys Tantaquidgeon), Mohegan, 1899-2005  Search this
Seller:
Gladys Iola Tantaquidgeon (Gladys Tantaquidgeon), Mohegan, 1899-2005  Search this
Object Name:
Mounted plant specimen
Media/Materials:
Vegetal material
Techniques:
Unmodified
Object Type:
Medicines/Remedies
Place:
Gay Head; Dukes County; Massachusetts; USA
Island Name:
Martha's Vineyard
Catalog Number:
16/5671
Barcode:
165671.000
See related items:
Gay Head Wampanoag
Medicines/Remedies
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws67bab72b7-c03a-4ca7-b66e-f1287bb731f2
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_177503
Online Media:

Fishing net with framework/poles

Culture/People:
Mashpee Wampanoag  Search this
Collector:
Dr. Frank G. Speck (Frank Gouldsmith Speck/F.G. Speck/FGS), Non-Indian, 1881-1950  Search this
Previous owner:
Dr. Frank G. Speck (Frank Gouldsmith Speck/F.G. Speck/FGS), Non-Indian, 1881-1950  Search this
Seller:
Dr. Frank G. Speck (Frank Gouldsmith Speck/F.G. Speck/FGS), Non-Indian, 1881-1950  Search this
Object Name:
Fishing net with framework/poles
Media/Materials:
Wood, cordage
Techniques:
Knotted
Object Type:
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Place:
Cape Cod; Mashpee; Barnstable County; Massachusetts; USA
Catalog Number:
18/2012
Barcode:
182012.001
See related items:
Mashpee Wampanoag
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws68e5e340e-e2c8-4a5e-9756-12dae8a97e47
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_194292
Online Media:

Vase

Culture/People:
Gay Head Wampanoag  Search this
Seller:
Estate of William M. Fitzhugh  Search this
Previous owner:
William M. Fitzhugh (William MacPherson Fitzhugh), Non-Indian, 1853-1929  Search this
Object Name:
Vase
Media/Materials:
Pottery
Techniques:
Coiled/hand built
Object Type:
Containers and Vessels
Place:
Gay Head; Dukes County; Massachusetts; USA (inferred)
Island Name:
Martha's Vineyard
Date created:
1890-1920
Catalog Number:
19/2739
Barcode:
192739.000
See related items:
Gay Head Wampanoag
Containers and Vessels
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6d134939f-038b-4e93-8461-e5bd38e885f5
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_206074
Online Media:

Bow (Image withheld)

Culture/People:
Anishinaabe (Chippewa/Ojibwa)  Search this
Possible collector:
Christian F. Schuster (Christian Friedrich Schuster/C. F. Schuster), Non-Indian, 1868-1957  Search this
Previous owner:
Christian F. Schuster (Christian Friedrich Schuster/C. F. Schuster), Non-Indian, 1868-1957  Search this
Donor:
Christian F. Schuster (Christian Friedrich Schuster/C. F. Schuster), Non-Indian, 1868-1957  Search this
Object Name:
Bow (Image withheld)
Media/Materials:
Wood, fur
Techniques:
Painted
Object Type:
Ceremonial/Ritual items
Place:
Great Lakes region; Canada, USA (inferred)
Catalog Number:
22/2375
Barcode:
222375.000
See related items:
Anishinaabe (Chippewa/Ojibwa)
Ceremonial/Ritual items
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws63a33bf93-cc00-4424-8a14-6a13af500c69
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_237257

Mat

Culture/People:
Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwakiutl)  Search this
Previous owner:
Milton M. Babcock, Non-Indian, 1910-1997  Search this
Seller:
Milton M. Babcock, Non-Indian, 1910-1997  Search this
Object Name:
Mat
Media/Materials:
Cedar bark
Techniques:
Plaited
Dimensions:
175 x 95 cm
Object Type:
Furnishings (Home)
Place:
British Columbia; Canada
Catalog Number:
22/4002
Barcode:
224002.000
See related items:
Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwakiutl)
Furnishings (Home)
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws658e2dffa-ec66-4215-a736-67fc96826b3d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_238895
Online Media:

Miniature plate

Culture/People:
Cochiti Pueblo  Search this
Previous owner:
William J. Mackay, Non-Indian, 1852-1919  Search this
Donor:
William J. Mackay, Non-Indian, 1852-1919  Search this
Object Name:
Miniature plate
Media/Materials:
Pottery
Techniques:
Painted
Object Type:
Made-for-Sale items and Souvenirs
Place:
Cochiti Pueblo, Cochiti Reservation; Sandoval County; New Mexico; USA
Catalog Number:
8/7670
Barcode:
087670.000
See related items:
Cochiti Pueblo
Made-for-Sale items and Souvenirs
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6767fbba0-a1fa-43c0-bf30-331dd50111ed
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_94226
Online Media:

Double olla

Culture/People:
Acoma Pueblo  Search this
Previous owner:
P. S. Higgins (T. S. Higgins), Non-Indian  Search this
William J. Mackay, Non-Indian, 1852-1919  Search this
Previous seller:
P. S. Higgins (T. S. Higgins), Non-Indian  Search this
Donor:
William J. Mackay, Non-Indian, 1852-1919  Search this
Object Name:
Double olla
Media/Materials:
Pottery, paint
Techniques:
Coiled/hand built, painted
Dimensions:
18.4 x 17.1 cm
Object Type:
Containers and Vessels
Place:
Acoma Pueblo, Acoma Reservation; Cibola County; New Mexico; USA
Date created:
circa 1850
Catalog Number:
8/7674
Barcode:
087674.000
See related items:
Acoma Pueblo
Containers and Vessels
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6a493953c-d595-49dc-bbc1-3429cad6397a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_94231
Online Media:

Basket tray

Culture/People:
Mashpee Wampanoag  Search this
Collector:
Dr. Frank G. Speck (Frank Gouldsmith Speck/F.G. Speck/FGS), Non-Indian, 1881-1950  Search this
Previous owner:
Dr. Frank G. Speck (Frank Gouldsmith Speck/F.G. Speck/FGS), Non-Indian, 1881-1950  Search this
Seller:
Dr. Frank G. Speck (Frank Gouldsmith Speck/F.G. Speck/FGS), Non-Indian, 1881-1950  Search this
Object Name:
Basket tray
Media/Materials:
Woodsplints, wood
Techniques:
Plaited, wicker-plaited
Object Type:
Containers and Vessels
Place:
Cape Cod; Barnstable County; Massachusetts; USA
Catalog Number:
1/8694
Barcode:
018694.000
See related items:
Mashpee Wampanoag
Containers and Vessels
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6b62520f1-a437-427e-bbd4-03a0056abf18
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_19899
Online Media:

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