The collection consists of printed materials and ephemera relating to "Wild West" shows.
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.
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.
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
Collection donated by Anthony Sapienza in 2018.
Collection is open for research.
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.