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MS 126 - Herb Parsons Photographs and Poster

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Primary Creator: Parsons, Herb

Extent: 1.0 Boxes

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P.126.1  Herb Parsons, Jimmy Stewart; Jimmy Stewart standing on wooden crates, both men holding guns. Other men watching. On verso: “Making movie “Winchester 73” with Jimmy Stewart. 1949” Photograph inscribed” To Herb Parsons – Jimmy Stewart. On another man written: Eddy Case.

P.126.2 Herb Parsons kneeling, holding gun. Photograph signed; Herb Parsons

P.126.3 Herb Parsons holding a phonograph record of Sportsman Duck Calls: Herb Parsons and pointing to his jacket patch: Herb Parsons International and Worlds Champion Duck Caller 1949-1950, 1950-1951. Retired Undefeated.

P.126.4 Herb Parsons standing with his gun resting on his shoulder, wearing his Winchester Western, Olin jacket

P.126.5 Herb Parsons standing holding a shot gun, at a table of 15firearms with a table banner: Herb Parsons Shooting Winchester Western Guns and Ammunition

P.126.6 Herb Parsons standing, holding a shot gun, next to a 1957 Pontiac Chiefton station wagon with large Winchester Super Speed ammunition mounted on the roof. On verso: Herb Parsons with his “Winchester Red” Pontiac station wagon. Circa (1957) Note public address system speakers shaped as Winchester shotgun shells! The box seen in back carried all of his firearms assembled and supplies.

P.126.7 Herb Parsons, wearing a vest with shot gun shell pockets, standing, holding a shotgun, in a wooded brush, with a hunting dog. On verso: “Quail Hunting in Tennessee”

P.126.8 Herb Parsons sitting in front of a bear skin rug reading, “Winchester, The Gun that Won the West” by Harold Williamson. On verso: Den in family home. Sommerville, Tennessee

P.126.9 Herb Parsons sitting holding a shotgun showing a shotgun shell to two boys. On verso: Lynn, Herb and Jerry Parsons, Family den, Sommerville, Tennessee, circa 1955.

P.126.10 Herb Parsons kneeling next to his two sons, both holding guns, his wife is standing behind them. On verso: Jerry, Herb, Oneita & Lynn Parsons circa 1957

P.126.11 Adolph Topperwein and Herb Parsons standing together. Herb holding a shotgun. On verso: Adolph Topperwein & Herb Parsons, Texas, on 89th birthday of Adolph Topperwein.

P.126.12 Herb Parsons and four other men standing together. Man in the center has 5 shotguns and a couple leather bags. On verso: “Low man in the squad carries the guns”

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Maynard Henry, Los Angeles (99x100)

Joe Cotant (100x100)

Arnold Reigger, Seattle, Washington (98x100)

H.R. Peterson, Dillion, Montana (99x100)

Herb Parsons, Sommerville, Tennessee (99x100)

Golden West Grand American, 1952

Harold’s Trap Shooting Club, Reno, Nevada

Henry, Reigger, Peterson, and Parsons are members of the ATA Trapshooting Hall of Fame at Vandalia, Ohio. Henry & Peterson were Presidents of the ATA.

P.126.13.1 Herb Parsons standing, shooting at a range.

P.126.13.2 Herb Parsons standing, shooting at a range

P.126.14 Herb Parsons standing, shooting at a range, a man watches from background

P.126.15 Herb Parsons standing, shooting at a range, next to a table of firearms and a man watching.

P.126.16 Herb Parsons standing shooting machine gun, many spectators watching. On verso: Official USMC photograph by motion picture production unit, Marine Barracks Camp Joseph H. Pendleton, Oceanside, California. Job order date 5 Mar 1952

P.127.17 Herb Parsons standing next to a table of firearms, holding a gun.( Herb Parsons Shooting Western- Winchester Guns and Ammunition banner on table.) Man in the background holding a gun.

P.126.18 Herb Parsons shooting a machine gun next to a table of firearms. On verso: Official USMC photograph by motion picture production unit, Marine Barracks Camp Joseph H. Pendleton, Oceanside, California. Job order date 5 Mar 1952

P.126.19 Herb Parsons shooting a machine gun next to a table of firearms: On verso: Official USMC photograph by motion picture production unit, Marine Barracks Camp Joseph H. Pendleton, Oceanside, California. Job order date 5 Mar 1952

P.126.20 Herb Parsons shooting a machine gun. On verso: Herbert Parsons shows proper way to shoot machine gun. He had theory of shooting it no one else knew – whereby no kick. Made trip to Pentagon to try to get it established into Army manual- no luck.

P.126.21 Herb Parsons standing next to a table of firearms, shooting machine gun. On verso; Base photography laboratory MacDill Field, Florida, Official photograph US Air Force.

P.126.22 Tool boxes of ammunition, traps, balls, coins and firearms in labeled bins. On verso: Herb’s tackle box of supplies used in each exhibition.

P.126.23 Herb Parsons and Lt. General US Army standing by a table of firearms, shooting. On verso: US Army photo 12 June 1955, Herb Parsons, Exhibition shooter from Sommerville, Tennessee, checks the firing position of LT General Claude B. Ferenbaugh, Deputy Eighth Army Commander, as the General sights at target with a US 30 Cal. M-2 Carbine. At the Seoul Military Post Rifle Range, Yongsan, Korea during a marksmanship exhibition by Mr. Parsons under the sponsorship of Winchester-Western Cartridge Co. Hundreds of UN, US and ROK troops applauded. Herb Parsons firing accuracy with 16 weapons and 2000 rounds of ammunition. Photographer Sgt Kasten (TT) 304th Sig Bn (OPR). Released by Public information Officer Headquarters, 8th Army.

P.126.24 Herb Parsons standing, shooting with an audience of military men.

P.126.25 Herb Parsons with a group of 6 military men and an audience in the background. On verso: Official Photograph Herb Parsons in action at NATTU Rifle Exhibition, Naval Parachute Unit USNAAS, El Centro California

P.126.26 Herb Parsons and military man standing next to table of firearms. On verso: Official USMC photograph by motion picture production unit, Marine Barracks Camp Joseph H. Pendleton, Oceanside, California. Job order date 5 Mar 1952

P.126.27 Herb Parsons with another man, Adolph Topperwein?,  standing holding firearms.

P.126.28 Herb Parsons with 3 members of the US military showing them a machine gun, next to a table of firearms.

P.126.29 Herb Parsons in military uniform sitting on shotgun shells. On Display CFM

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P.126.030 Herb Parsons and Jimmy Stewart, standing together holding guns.

P.126.031 Herb Parsons and Jimmy Stewart, standing together holding guns.(copy of previous photo?)

P.126.032 Herb Parsons kneeling, holding gun. Photograph signed; Herb Parsons. Identical to photo P.126.2

P.126.033 Adolph Topperwein and Herb Parsons standing together. Herb holding a shotgun. On verso: Adolph Topperwein & Herb Parsons, Texas, on 89th birthday of Adolph Topperwein. (Identical to photo P.126.11

P.126.034 Herb Parsons kneeling with his gun, a Western Winchester box is next to his foot.

P.126.035 The stock of a gun inscribed Winchester 73 a coin that was shot has been inset and the names of the movie cast on the stock. On verso: Model 71- with Winchester 73 cast 5/2/50

P.126.036 The stock of a gun inscribed Winchester 73 a coin that was shot has been inset and the names of the movie cast on the stock. On verso: Model 71- with Winchester 73 cast 5/2/50. (copy photo of P.126.035)

P.126.037 The stock of a gun inscribed Winchester 73 a coin that was shot has been inset and the names of the movie cast on the stock. On verso: Model 71- with Winchester 73 cast 5/2/50. (copy photo of P.126.035

P.126.038 Photograph of the Exhibition advertisement for Herb Parsons: “See Thrilling Exhibition Fancy Shooting, Kings Mountain, N. C. Ball Park September 6th (1940)

P.126.039 negative of P.126.038

P.126.040 negative of P.126.030

P.126.041 negative of P.126.035



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