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MS 041 - Mary Jester Allen - Original Buffalo Bill Museum Collection

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Title: MS 041 - Mary Jester Allen - Original Buffalo Bill Museum Collection, 1910-1965Add to your cart.

Primary Creator: Allen, Mary Jester

Extent: 27.0 Boxes

Languages: English

Abstract

The bulk of this collection consists of correspondence and a wide range of files compiled by Mary Jester Allen, the first director of the Buffalo Bill Museum. These files document the building and growth of the first Buffalo Bill Museum, and contain artist files, and general correspondence from a wide variety of sources

Collection Historical Note

Mary Jester Allen was born in West Chester, PA on 1/11/1875 and died in Cody, WY on 11/23/1960 the only child of Helen Cody Jester and Alexander Jester.

Buffalo Bill’s niece, Mary Jester Allen, became the catalyst for commemorating her beloved uncle. She was described as “…gray-haired, steely-eyed, of considerable dignity, an imposing air of authority and dogged determination.” Her residency in New York City from ca. 1917 until 1926, gave her the opportunity to establish Eastern connections and gain experience in journalism and public relations. She was also active during that period in the Women’s Roosevelt Memorial Association, displaying her interest in a museum that memorialized a national figure. Through channels established while she lived in New York, Allen managed to involve Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney (1875 – 1942), the renowned patron of American art, a sculptress, and daughter of Cornelius Vanderbilt II. Whitney would sculpt the monumental bronze, Buffalo Bill—The Scout.

Administrative Information

Repository: McCracken Research Library

Access Restrictions: McCracken Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials. Restrictions may exist on reproduction, quotation or publication. Contact McCracken Research Library for more information.

Preferred Citation: Mary Jester Allen - Original Buffalo Bill Museum Collection, MS 41, McCracken Research Library, Buffalo Bill Center of the West

Processing Information: Processed by Cristy Danford, 2011.


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[Series 1: Correspondence],
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[Series 3: Clippings],
[Series 4: Documents],
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Un-numbered              4x5 B&W negative of Sheridan Beer sign in front of Sheridan Sign Company

Un-numbered              4x5 B&W negative of Sheridan Beer sign in front of Sheridan Sign Company

Un-numbered              4x5 B&W negative of Sheridan Beer sign in front of Sheridan Sign Company

P.58.1                          5x7 B&W Print Original Buffalo Bill Museum Opening, 1927.  Left to right: Lary Laron, unknown, J.M. Schwob, Francis G. Cody, Mary Jester Allen, John B. Kendrick, Pawnee Bill, George T. Beck, Mike Russell, Albert B. Colesworth, Horace M. Albright, E.V. Robertson, unknown, Mrs. Francis Cody

P.58.2                          5x7 B&W print of Original Buffalo Bill Museum Construction, 1926-1927.

P.41.503                      5x7 B&W print of Dedication of The Scout, July 4, 1924

Un-numbered              5x7 B&W print of children wearing chaps and cowboy hats standing in front of cabin under construction in background

P.58.3                          Original Buffalo Bill Museum and People integral to its construction.  Left to Right: Mrs. Chamberlain, S.C. Parks, Leonard Morris, Larry Larem, Kid Nichols, Mary S., Billy A., Dr. Lane, J. Schwoob, Monte Jones, S.S. Kensel, Dirty Moore, Mrs. Schwoob, Dave Jones, Howard Bill.

P.41.2                          5x7 B&W photo of Buffalo Bill's boyhood home, photographer, F. J. Hiscock,  1950.

P.69.1218

P.41.500

P.41.501

P.41.502

Un-numbered              3x5 B&W print of log cabin being framed with shed to right side with WPA sign on side.

Un-numbered              3x5 B&W print of log cabin framed and partially piped, not all windows installed.

Un-numbered              5x7 B&W print of corner of log cabin.  Inscribed “Log joint at Buffalo Bill Museum.  Work of Fred Gail.  #5, F.J. Hiscock – Photo – Cody, Wyo.

Un-numbered              5x7 B&W print of four people standing in front of log cabin under construction.  On verso “1927 Early Spring, at site of new museum.  L to R: Rev. Arthur H. Beaty, Hiram S. Cody of Chicago, Mary Jester Allen, Fred Gail of Cody – The Contractor”.  F.J. Hiscock Photo.

Un-numbered              5x7 B&W print of woman sitting in chair next to fireplace.  Inscribed “Merry Christmas from Mary Jester Allen, 1942”.  On verso “For all the year of good neighbor grand good neighbor may I thank you, you made my life safe comfortable happy.  Walter for you magnificent work on the museum.  The entire town and Buffalo Bill Country will bless you always you’ve built a lasting monument.  Your constant thought consideration touch me deeply.”

Un-numbered              5x7 B&W print of eight boy scouts and two girls standing at the base of “The Scout” statue in Cody, WY.

Un-numbered              5x7 B&W print of man standing at front of deck covered in cloth, with people seated on deck behind him, and crowd standing on the ground in front of him.  Inscribed “U.S. Senator John B. Kendrick speaking at the dedication of the Buffalo Bill Museum, Cody, Wyo. July 4, 1927.  F.J. Hiscock Photo, Cody.”  On verso “In the foreground sitting down is Senator E.V. Robertson.  Somewhat closer to the speaker is Gov. George T. Beck.  The man standing is U.S. Senator John B. Kendrick.  Mrs. Allen is near the door.  Carla Wagar, Cody.”

Un-numbered              5x7 B&W print of log cabin under construction [Original Buffalo Bill Museum]

Un-numbered              5x7 B&W print of man standing next to lodge poles with right foot propped up on logs, and loaded cart pulled by two horses in background.  On verso “J.C. “Kid” Nichols, Donor of first load of logs at site of Buffalo Bill Museum, 1926.”

Un-numbered              5x7 B&W print of man sitting on lodge poles with loaded wagon drawn by two horses in background

Un-numbered              5x7 B&W print of “The Scout” statue in Cody, Wy.  Inscribed “Buffalo Bill the Scout discovers Indian tracks and signals to the troops.  F.J. Hiscock Photo, Cody, Wyo.”  On verso “Buffalo Bill Statue, Cody, Wyo.”

Un-numbered              5x7 B&W print of “The Scout” statue in Cody, Wyoming.  Inscribed “F.J. Hiscock Photo, Cody, Wyo.”

Un-numbered              5x7 B&W print of crowd outside log cabin with horses.  On verso “West Door Crowd on dedication”.

Un-numbered              5x7 B&W print of man standing in front of log building under construction.  On verso “Monte Jones, looking at early construction of museum”

Un-numbered              3x5 B&W print of man standing along railing of deck covered with white fabric, log structure in the background, and another man standing in bushes to side.  On verso “Sen. Kendrick, July 4, 1927”

Un-numbered              4x5 B&W print of portly man standing next to painting of William F. Cody by T. Kirkbridge of London.

Un-numbered              3x5 B&W print of man standing at railing covered in white fabric, with crowd standing in front of him.  On verso “July 4, 1927; Pawnee Bill Lillie” [Original Buffalo Bill Museum]

Un-numbered              3x5 B&W print of man standing at railing covered in white fabric and flag flying behind him.  On verso “July 4, 1927; E.V. Robertson”

Un-numbered              5x7 B&W print of group of men and women standing in front of log cabin structure [Original Buffalo Bill Museum]

Un-numbered              3x5 B&W print of man standing in front of totem pole.  Inscribed “View at the Buffalo Bill Museum and Broncho Charley Miller, builder.  F.J. Hiscock, Cody, Wyo.”  On verso “Allen Collection – Mary Jester Allen – Helen Cody Allen”

Un-numbered              5x7 B&W print of field behind “The Scout” statue .  On verso “All top soil sage brush take off Whitney Memorial Gift Land.”

Un-numbered              5x7 B&W print of rows of apartment complexes.  Inscribed “April 28, 1948; F.J. Hiscock, Photo, Cody”.  On verso “On Whitney Memorial Gift Land”.

Un-numbered              5x7 B&W print of men standing in front of log cabin structure under construction [Original Buffalo Bill Museum].  Inscribed “F.J. Hiscock, #2”.  On verso “Construction Crew: write down names of any you recognize.  Fred Gail, Mr. Phelps, Hineman, Mr. Schwoob.”

Un-numbered              5x7 B&W print of men standing in front of log cabin structure under construction [Original Buffalo Bill Museum].  Inscribed “A group of workmen at the Buffalo Bill Museum Building”.

Un-numbered              3.5x5.5 B&W Carte Postale with two images of “The Scout” statue in Cody, Wyoming.

Un-numbered              3.5x5.5 B&W Carte Postale with image of “The Scout” statue in Cody, Wyoming.

Un-numbered              3.5x5.5 B&W Carte Postale with image of the [Original] Buffalo Bill Museum in Cody, Wyoming.

Un-numbered              5x7 B&W print of “The Scout” statue in Cody, Wyoming.  Inscribed “Buffalo Bill Statue by Floodlight.  F.J. Hiscock, Cody, Wyo.”  On verso “Buffalo Bill Statue at night by floodlight.  Photo by F.J. Hiscock.  Buffalo Bill the Scout statue by Gertrude Vanderblit Whitney at Cody, Wyoming.  Along with Buffalo Bill Museum marking the gateway to the Cody Road East Entrance to Yellowstone Park”

Un-numbered              5x7 B&W print of “The Scout” statue in Cody, Wyoming.  Inscribed “”Buffalo Bill” Statue Cody, Wyo.  F.J. Hiscock Photo 1926.”

Un-numbered              5x7 B&W print of four women and one man standing on porch of log cabin structure with elk antlers hanging from wall.  On attached sleeve “Mrs. Nicholas Longworth”

Un-numbered              5x7 B&W print of group of people on deck with railing covered in white fabric.  On verso “July 4, 1927, Dr. Trueblood, Horace Albright, Sen Kendrick, Larry Larrom, George T. Beck, Pawnee Bill Lillie”

Un-numbered              5x7 B&W print of log cabin [Original Buffalo Bill Museum] under construction, with men standing on roof.  Inscribed “Construction work on the Buffalo Bill Museum Building, Cody, Wyo.  F.J. Hiscock Photo, Cody.”

Un-numbered              5x7 B&W print of log cabin [Original Buffalo Bill Museum] under construction with car in foreground.  On verso “Pretty Near Done”

Un-numbered              [MJA #7592] 5x7 B&W print of log cabin with man standing in front next to sign “Buffalo Bill Museum”.  Inscribed “Hiscock Studio, Cody, Wyo.”

Un-numbered              4x6 B&W print of log cabin with antler pile and two cars in front, sign for “Buffalo Bill Museum”.

Un-numbered              5x7 B&W print of log cabin [Original Buffalo Bill Museum] covered in snow.  On verso “Allen Collection, Mary Jester Allen, Museum Curator.”

Un-numbered              3x5 B&W print of log cabin “Buffalo Bill Museum” inscribed “F.J. Hiscock – Photo”

Un-numbered              5x7 B&W print of man in buckskin fringe jacket, beaded gloves, and cowboy hat holding shotgun across his chest standing in front of “Buffalo Bill Museum” log cabin.

Un-numbered              5x7 B&W print with two smaller images of “The Scout” and “Buffalo Bill Museum” in sleeve labeled “F.J. Hiscock Studio”

Un-numbered              3x5 B&W print of “The Scout” statue in sleeve labeled “F.J. Hiscock Studio”

Un-numbered              4x5 B&W print of two men and one woman holding gun in front of painted mural

Un-numbered              4x5 B&W print of two men and one woman holding gun in front of painted mural

Un-numbered              4x5 B&W print of two men and one woman holding gun in front of painted mural

Un-numbered              4x5 B&W print of two men and one woman holding gun in front of painted mural

Un-numbered              4x5 B&W print of two men and one woman holding gun in front of painted mural

Un-numbered              5x7 B&W print of three men standing in front of “Buffalo Bill Museum” with man in center holding gun.  On verso “Paul Greever, Unknown (Hiram Cody), Jake Schwoob.  Property of Ada Greever”

Un-numbered              5x7 B&W print of people standing in field, with mountains and “The Scout” in the background.  Inscribed “Nov. 1939, F.J. Hiscock Photo”.  On verso “WPA additions to old museum in Nov. 1939.  Paul R. Greever, Speaker.  E.J. Goppert, Neil Bell, Mildred Parr, Kuebernie Freeman, Alice Coba – In foreground.”

Un-numbered              3x5 B&W print of log cabin Buffalo Bill Museum

Un-numbered              3x5 B&W print of log cabin Buffalo Bill Museum.  On verso “Thursday, July 12, 1944.  I mailed you this morning two books on Uncle Will add you museaums Cody Collection.  Other times will [illegible].  Mary Jester Allen.  Addressed to Mrs. Ruth Hamilton, Director.  Union Pacific R.R. Museum, Omaha, Nebraska”

Un-numbered              5x7 B&W print of man standing at deck railing of log building.  Inscribed “U.S. Senator John B. Kendrick, Speaking at the dedication of the Buffalo Bill Museum.  Cody, Wyo.  July 4, 1927.  F.J. Hiscock – Photo, Cody.”

Un-numbered              5x7 B&W print of crowd standing around the base of “The Scout”.  On verso “Paul Greever”

Un-numbered              5x7 B&W print of man sitting on log pile, with horse drawn cart loaded with logs behind him.  On verso “Kid Nichols & first logs for first B.B. Museum, 1926”

Un-numbered              5x7 color print of white woman in dress standing with Native American Indian man wearing full headdress and costume.  On verso “Mary Jester Allen niece of Buffalo Bill and Chief Hailstorm.  Picture taken at Cody, Wyoming.  September 14, 1953”

Un-numbered              5x7 color print of two white women standing beside Native American Indian man in headdress.  On verso “Mrs. Mary Jester Allen niece of Buffalo Bill with Chief Hailstorm and wife.  Taken at Cody, Wyoming.  September 14, 1953”

Un-numbered              5x9 sepia tone image of crowd standing around base of “The Scout” with United States Flag flowing in wind.  On verso “Geo. H. Leopold, Photographer, 87 Orange St. New Haven, Conn.  Cody, Wyoming.  July 4, 1924”

P.41.504          8x10 B&W print of interior room of log cabin [Original Buffalo Bill Museum] with taxidermied animals, and paintings on exhibit.  Inscribed “Brown, St. Paul, 1502.”  On verso “Cut sever & a half inches long, two inches wide, for pages three & four under Museum story.  7 5/16 x 3.  Robert Landneux the artist standing on steps pointing to his yellow hand duel painting, 1928.  Museum”

Un-numbered              8x10 B&W print of group of men and women standing in two rows in front of windows in log cabin.  [Old Buffalo Bill Museum.  Mary Jester Allen third from right in front row]

Un-numbered              8x10 B&W print of chuck wagon set up outside log cabin [Original Buffalo Bill Museum].  On verso “Photo by Jack Richard Studio”

Un-numbered              8x10 B&W print of aerial view of Whitney Art Museum, with excavation for Buffalo Bill Museum taking place

Un-numbered              8x10 B&W print of man in long dark coat, with cane and hat looking at small scale model of “The Scout”

Un-numbered              8x10 B&W print of silhouette view of bronze on pedestal and entrance with construction taking place outside.

Un-numbered              8x10 B&W print of three men sitting on chairs and stools inside building with several guns in view.  On verso “L. Vernon Spencer, Ned Frost & Dr. Mac (Rocking Chair).”

Un-numbered            8x10 B&W print of person [man?] standing on sidewalk outside log cabin [Original Buffalo Bill Museum] with five rifles.  Embossed “Jack Richard Photo, Cody Wyoming, Publication Prohibited”.

Un-numbered              8x10 B&W print of two older men standing in room [Original Buffalo Bill Museum] full of William F. Cody related materials including a bust, saddle, and paintings.  Embossed “Jack Richard Photo, Cody Wyoming, Publication Prohibited”

Un-numbered              8x10 B&W print of log cabin surrounded by trees with sign “Buffalo Bill Museum”.  On verso “B.B. Museum”

Un-numbered              8x10 B&W print of pit dug for basement next to Whitney Museum of Art for the Buffalo Bill Museum, with trucks and graders in pit.  Hospital in background.

Un-numbered              8x10 B&W print of three men standing in front of stagecoach with accompany description and letter

Un-numbered              8x10 B&W print of large crowd of children standing in front of base for “The Scout” with eight adults, two of which are on horseback, standing on far right and far left sides.  On verso “Sturm Studio”

Un-numbered              8x10 B&W print of four people on horseback facing away from camera and totem pole behind them.  On verso “MJA # 7588”

Un-numbered              8x10 B&W print of man in long sleeve shirt and long pants, with graying hair standing in gravel, and group of people standing against log building [Original Buffalo Bill Museum] behind them.  On verso “MJA #7587”

Un-numbered              8x10 B&W print of group of people standing underneath roof overhang outside of log building [Original Buffalo Bill Museum].  On verso “MJA #7586”

Un-numbered              8x10 B&W print of two men and two women standing together.  Photo is signed on the front “Mary Jester Allen, Margaret Burnette Simpson, ? Goppert”.  On verso “Jack Richard Photo Studio”

Box 20Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Un-numbered PhotographsAdd to your cart.

Un-numbered              3x5 color print of exhibit space with Remington studio.  Sleeve inscribed “Print this image note no glare on paintings.  All frames look similar on this contact choose this one.”

Un-numbered              3x5 color print of exhibit space with Remington studio.  Sleeve inscribed “Print ½ to 1 stop darker burn in rug area to match.”

Un-numbered              8x10 color proof sheet for 25 35mm negatives of Remington Studio.

Un-numbered              25 – 35mm color negatives of Remington Studio exhibit.

Un-numbered              8x10 B&W print of aerial view of 7th street and Sheridan Avenue with Veteran’s Apartments at corner of 7th and Allen Avenue (Current location of Pow Wow Gardens)

Un-numbered              8x10 B&W print of man standing in corner of white room, with Buffalo Bill’s Wild West posters hanging on the walls.  On verso “Photo by Jack Richard Studio”

Un-numbered              8x10 B&W print of three men raising image of buffalo/ bison into place above exhibit cases in Original Buffalo Bill Museum.  On verso “Photo by Jack Richard Studio”

Un-numbered              8x10 B&W print of five men standing and three women sitting on sofa.  On verso “Henry Coe, Mel McGee, Dick Frost, Ernest Goppert, Agnes Chamberlain, Mary Jester Allen, Effy Shaw.  Board of Trustees, 1956-1958.”

Un-numbered              8x10 B&W of man in suit, white shirt, and bolo tie holding rolled United States Flags standing in front of the base for “The Scout” statue with floral wreath.

Un-numbered              3.5x2.5 inch (120 mm) B&W negative of Fred Garlow and Earl Hayner moving Garlow collection to museum [on typed envelope with negative]

Un-numbered              8x10 B&W print of man holding corner of Buffalo Hide quilt with framed images of William F. Cody hanging on either side and front of quilt.  On Verso “Official BBHC Photograph”

Un-numbered              8x10 B&W print of woman in white dress and hat standing at podium while woman in striped shirt stands to side.  Woman in white hat holding bell engraved with “From Every Mountainside Let Freedom Ring”.

P.41.505                      8x5 B&W print of eight men and women standing on elevated platform.  [Man third from left is John Wayne.]

Un-numbered              8x5 B&W print of three men and two women standing in front of Buffalo Bill Historical Center.  [Man at podium behind woman in white hat is John Wayne]

Un-numbered              8x5 B&W print of John Wayne sitting in back seat of convertible as it drives around Stampede Rodeo Arena

Un-numbered              7.5x4.5 B&W print of two men and two women.  [From Left to Right, Front to Back are: Unidentified, John Wayne, Margaret Coe, and Unidentified]

Un-numbered              8x5 B&W print of three men standing at podium with microphone

Un-numbered              8x5 B&W print of two men standing in front of microphone.  Man on right wearing nametag “Ed Webster”.

Un-numbered              4.5x7.5 B&W print of crowd standing on wooden surface outside

Un-numbered              8x5 B&W print of two men in cowboy hats seated at table, one man standing, and a woman seated outside.  On verso “12-23A”

Un-numbered              5x7 B&W print of John Wayne and Margaret Coe seated in booth having dinner.  On verso “7-36”

Un-numbered              5x7 B&W print of group of people outside house having party.  On verso “13-6”

Un-numbered              7x5 B&W print of four men outside with party in background.

Un-numbered              8x5 B&W print of man in jacket and woman wearing striped outfit holding guns.  On verso “17-27”.

Un-numbered              8x5 B&W print of crowd  in front of BBHC with cowboy hat and Winchester Museum medallion in foreground.  On verso “17-31”.

Un-numbered              8x5 B&W print of man in jacket and woman in striped outfit holding guns behind podium.

Un-numbered              10x8 color print of interior of Whitney Gallery of Western Art.

Un-numbered              10x8 color print of interior of Whitney Gallery of Western Art.

Un-numbered              10x8 B&W print of front of BBHC.  In sleeve labeled “Construction of Center Section of BBHC, c. 1968-1969”.  On verso “396523”  2 copies.

Un-numbered              10x8 B&W print of helicopter carrying large buffalo statue with carts and BBHC construction below.  In sleeve labeled “Moving of the Buffalo Statue now on Cedar [Mountain] 1968”.  On verso “Photo by Jack Richard Studio”

Un-numbered              10x8 B&W print of helicopter carrying large buffalo statue with crowd and BBHC below.  In sleeve labeled “Moving of the Buffalo Statue now on Cedar [Mountain] 1968”.  On verso “Photo by Jack Richard Studio”

Un-numbered              8.5x11 color proof sheet of various images from around the BBHC.

Un-numbered              8x10 B&W print of woman in jacket and cowboy hat standing behind table with wares looking at woman on other side wearing sun bonnet.  On verso “Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Code No. 109-89-00002, Description: Frontier Festival, 1983”

Un-numbered              8x10 B&W print of man in cowboy hat carving gun stock.  Nametag says Tom Klein, Gunsmith.  On verso “Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Frontier Festival, 1983”

Un-numbered              8x10 B&W print of six men in cowboy hats, jeans, and vests standing in grass with “The Scout” in background.  On verso “Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Frontier Festival, 1983”

Un-numbered              8x10 B&W print of group gathered around table with food.  On verso “Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Frontier Festival, 1983”

Un-numbered              8x10 B&W print of woman operating weaving loom as man and woman look on.  On verso “Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Frontier Festival, 1983”

Un-numbered              8x10 B&W print of men and women standing around stretched animal skin on wooden frame.  On verso “Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Frontier Festival, 1983”

Un-numbered              8x10 B&W print of women and children sitting at picnic table with stereoviewer.  On verso “Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Frontier Festival, 1983”

Un-numbered              8x10 B&W print of woman in button up shirt and apron with cast iron kettles on table, and Ford pickup truck in background.  On verso “Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Frontier Festival, 1983”

Un-numbered              8x10 B&W print of baby in stroller with man pushing in grass.  On verso “Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Frontier Festival, 1983”

Un-numbered              8x10 B&W print of men in jeans and vests with gun belts and cowboy hats standing amongst cypress bushes.  On verso “Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Frontier Festival, 1983”

Un-numbered              8x10 B&W print of woman throwing water balloons at man standing at booth while crowd looks on.  On verso “Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Frontier Festival, 1983”

Un-numbered              8x10 B&W print of men in vests, cowboy hats, and jeans with guns and gunbelts standing in Cypress bush.  On verso “Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Frontier Festival, 1983”

Un-numbered              8x10 B&W print of men in vests, chaps, and cowboy hats running around grassy area with guns, and tipi and building in background.  On verso “Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Frontier Festival, 1983”

Un-numbered              8x10 B&W print of woman sitting at spinning wheel with stove in background.  On verso “Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Frontier Festival, 1983”

Un-numbered              8x10 B&W print of man demonstrating tanning of a hide to children.  On verso “Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Frontier Festival, 1983”

Un-numbered              8x10 B&W print of older Native American Woman standing behind table with jewelry.  On verso “Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Frontier Festival, 1983”

Un-numbered              8x10 B&W print of older Native American Indian woman sitting in chair behind table with beaded jewelry.  On verso “Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Frontier Festival, 1983”

Un-numbered              8x10 B&W print of white man in jacket and cowboy hat photographing man loading pack horse as crowd looks on.  On verso “Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Frontier Festival, 1983”

Un-numbered              8x10 color print of interior of BBHC galleries.

Un-numbered              8x10 color print of interior of BBHC galleries.

Un-numbered              8x10 color print of interior of BBHC galleries.

Un-numbered              60mm color negative of interior of BBHC galleries.

Un-numbered              60mm color negative of interior of BBHC galleries.

Envelope and paperwork from Exhibits West regarding photographic reproductions.

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Folder 1: PhotosAdd to your cart.

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Other Un-numbered images

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Folder 1: Bust by Gertrude WhitneyAdd to your cart.
P69.513  - Unknown bust by Gertrude Whitney 1925
Folder 2: Scenes (3 Black and White Photographs)Add to your cart.

P. 69.502 -  Horse drive on TE Ranch 1936 ;  Photographer Tex Thomas

P.69.503 - Academy in Ohio where Henry Elias Murphy graduated ; 

             son of Capt. John Murphy & Anna Cody Murphy, cousin of  W. F. Cody, 1920

Folder 3: Lillian Ward  (2 Black & White Photographs)Add to your cart.

P.69.1371 - Lillian Ward, 1910, Photographer: Marceau, Philadelphia

P.69.1374 - Lillian Ward, 1910, Photographer: Marceau, Philadelphia

Folder 4: Portraits of Elected Officials (4 Black & White Photographs)Add to your cart.

P.69.587 - Clyde M. Reed, Governor of Kansas, 2/17/1930

P.69.645 - Mrs. Harry R. Weston, 1928, Mr. Weston,

          former US congressman from Wyoming, a friend of George T. Beck

P.69.676 - Leslie A. Miller, former Governor of Wyoming, 1930

P.69.683 - R.D. Cary, former US Senator from Wyoming, 1928

Folder 5: Miscellaneous Portraits (4 Black & White Photographs)Add to your cart.

P.69.682  - Will James, Cowboy Author & Artist, 1930, photographer; E.S. Curtis, Curtis Biltmore Studios, LA

P.69.686 -  Dave Good, John Kirkpatrick, Old Time Cowboys of Cody, Dave Good was the manager of Caroline Lockhart property 1940

P.69.1425  - Unidentified man, photographer; J. Wood photo. NY

P69.1448  - J.P. Boggs, friend of W.F. Cody, 1911, photographer; A. Piatt, Mattoon, IL.  MJA # 7478

Box 23Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Small Photo album cover (dusty rose) formerly the property of Henry GoodmanAdd to your cart.
Inscribed:  "In memory of a friend, Dresden Aug. 06".  MJA #7456
Folder 2: Elected Officials (2 Black and White Photographs)Add to your cart.

Smith W. Brookhart, Senator from Iowa,

          Inscribed to Colonel Williams Frederick Cody, MJA # 7900

Group photograph:

          “Representatives from the states which have only one Representative in the lower house of Congress”.  John J. Dempsey; New Mexico,  John R. Murdock, Arizona, Paul Greever; Wyoming, Frank W. Allen; Delaware, James G. Scrugham; Nevada, Charles Plumley: Vermont.  March 24th 1938.

Folder 3: Wyoming's Elected Officials (7 Black and White Photographs)Add to your cart.

Lester C. Hunt Secretary of State, Governor and Senator from Wyoming. Photographer; Peter Berkeley, Lainson Studio, Denver

Henry H. Schwartz Senator from Wyoming

Joseph C. O’Mahoney Wyoming representative, Autographed October 5, 1946. Photographer: Harris & Ewing Washington D.C.  MJA # 7944

E.V. Robertson, Senator from Wyoming. Photographer: Harris & Ewing, Washington D.C.

Frank O. Horton, Representative from Wyoming, Inscribed to Mother Newell.  Photographer; Naiman Studios, Washington D.C.

Paul R. Geever, Representative from Wyoming. Photographer: F.J. Hiscock, Cody, Wyoming.  MJA # 7896

Milward L. Simpson, Senator from Wyoming. Photographer: Jack Richard, Cody, Wyoming

Folder 4: Miscellaneous (10 black and white photographs)Add to your cart.

Dr. Frances Lane.  “approx. 1924, Cody, Wyoming”.  Photographer: L.A. Hoover

Pendleton Beall “Mgr. of Texaco Oil Refinery in Cody in 1930’s”

Autographed portrait of a Doctor, (signature illegible), Glenwood Springs, Colorado ;  Photographer: Kirwin, Glenwood Springs, Colorado

Capt. Theodore J. Kerr.  MJA # 7902

Unidentified woman.  Photographer: Billy Walker, Cheyenne, Wyoming

M. L. Jackson, 1940.  “Inscribed to Mary Jester Allen”.  MJA # 7903

Man standing in snowy path near snowshoes, in front of cabins. Photographer, Geo. Soth “about 1944 or 1945” “Harry”

“Recuerdo de la Playa Ramirez 1910”.  (Montevideo Uruguay, South America, February 16, 1910)

Catherine Curtis, “Only woman motion picture producer and Charlie Miller,  one of Buffalo Bills Veterans will take part in picture, a film called “Buffalo Bill”.  Photograph; Fotograms, N.Y.

“Gertrude Vanderbuilt Whitney on site for her statue of Buffalo Bill”

Box 24Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Museum Photographs, 1927-1929Add to your cart.
President Coolidge, Museum Dedication
Folder 2: Buffalo Bill Museum Historic Photographs - Lee MeyersAdd to your cart.
Un-numbered
Folder 3: Un-Numbered PhotographsAdd to your cart.
Original BBM, Mary Jester Allen, Harold McCracken, etc.
Folder 4-5: Old Buffalo Bill Museum - Un-numbered, 1926-1969Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Old Man With RopeAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Extra Buffalo Bill Museum PixAdd to your cart.
Un-numbered
Folder 8: Weybright, VictorAdd to your cart.
Photographs and Correspondence
Folder 9: Whitney Gallery Designs, 1957Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney's Cody Visit, 1949Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Colonial Williamsburg, 1952Add to your cart.
Box 25Add to your cart.
Folder 1: William F. Cody Photographs (6) from Nebraska Game, Parks & Forest CommissionAdd to your cart.

Cody at Oracle mine in Arizona

Buffalo Bill

Cody on front porch at Scouts Rest Ranch with members of the Goodman family

Cody & Goodman family on front porch at Scouts Rest Ranch

Cody with sister Helen Cody Wetmore

Cody with sister Julia Cody Goodman

Stick pin & cuff links given to W.F. Cody by the Grand Duke Alexis of Russia, cuff links were made into rings

Co deyatoron house “Welcome Wigwam” with coach house in back,  British 4-in-hand in front yard with W.F. Cody & guests

Folder 2: Michael Fabian Photographs (7) of Scout's Rest Ranch, North Platte, NebraskaAdd to your cart.

Barn stables

Buffalo

Living room & piano

Barn

House staircase

Barn

House, doors

Folder 3: W. F. Cody Photographs (2) of Province of British Columbia Ministry of Provincial Secretary and Goverment ServicesAdd to your cart.

Portrait : (Buffalo Bill)  W. F. Cody

Phjotograph : (Buffalo Bill)

Folder 4: Whtie Motor company Photographs (2)Add to your cart.

Queen Mother of England when she was Princess of Wales in White Steam car; 1907

Colonial (sic) William F. Cody in White Steam car; 1908

Folder 5: Wild West Photographs (11) from Wyoming State Archives & Historical DepartmentAdd to your cart.

Buffalo Bill (W.F. Cody) shooting from horseback

Reenactment of Indian/Calvary gun battle

Buffalo Bill sharp shooter

Buffalo Bill salutes surrounded by parade of rough riders

Buffalo Bill shooting glass balls from horseback

Arena battle

Buffalo Bill & Indians

In front of tents, Buffalo Bill, Indian, Woman, boy & man on a horse

In front of tents, sitting Buffalo Bill, woman, boy

In front of tents, sitting Buffalo Bill, woman, boy

Buffalo Bill & cast in arena

Folder 6: Photographs (9) of W. F. CodyAdd to your cart.

Buffalo Bill Statue, photographer: F. J. Hiscock, Cody, Wyoming

Sketch of BB and “Yellowhand”, “First Scalp for Custer”?

1902 poster; “Greetings Buffalo Bill’s Wild West A Peace Congress Bringing Nation and US together”, to Cody Museum from H.H. Dunning, Toledo, Ohio

Hat given to Col. Henry Guss by cousin Col. W.F. Cody, photographer; Ned Goode, West Chester, PA, September 23, 1949  MJA # 7745

Col. W.F. Cody in a carriage in front of the Oakland Tribune

Col. W.F. Cody

Col. W.F. Cody standing

Col. W.F. Cody standing with rifle

Bill Cody & Prof. Ward, Fort McPherson, Nebraska 1871

Folder 7: Unidentified Photographs (2)Add to your cart.

Unidentified man in wool chaps with a cigar in his mouth standing in front of a western set in a theatre.

Portrait of Unidentified man

Folder 8: W. F. Cody (2) Photographs from Joseph G. RosaAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Photographs (6) of Personalities of the WestAdd to your cart.

Pearl Hart Braudit

Wild Bill Hickok

General Crook and staff, taken by Fry, Tombstone, Arizona

Group photo; W.H. Harris, Luke Short, Bat Masterson, Charley Bassett, Wyatt Earp, McLean, Neal Brown

George Parker, alias Butch Cassidy

Jim Bridger

Bat Masterson

Folder 10: Doc W. F. Carver (4) PhotographsAdd to your cart.

Photograph copies with typed text: Compliments of Doc. W.F. Carver,

(Evil spirit of the Plains) and Champion Rifle shot. One photo does not have text.

Folder 11: Photograph copies (3) of Western ArtAdd to your cart.

2 Indians on horseback

Lithograph by Jean Francois Millet and Karl Bodmer

Mounted Buffalo skull

Folder 12: Album pages (23) with (29) photographs of W. F. Cody and gifts that were given to himAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Photographs (3) in the Big Horn BasinAdd to your cart.
Box 26Add to your cart.
Folder 1: President and Mrs. Calvin CoolidgeAdd to your cart.

P.69.637 -  Portrait of Calvin Coolidge (signed). photographer; Underwood & Underwood, Washington, D.C.

P.69.638 - Grace Coolidge, Aug. 27, 1927, photographer; Stearns, Rochester, MN

Folder 2: Coolidge Administration MembersAdd to your cart.

P.69.662 - Hubert Work, Secretary of the Interior, 1928, (signed). photographer; Underwood & Underwood, Washington, D.C.

P.69.672 - Theodore G. Joslin, Secretary to the President, (1931-1933), (signed).  photographer; Harris & Ewing, Washington D.C.

Folder 3: Former Wyoming GovernorsAdd to your cart.

P.69.565 John B. Kendrick, US Senator, Governor of Wyoming and National Board of Buffalo Bill Museum, (signed)

P.69.590 Lester C. Hunt., Governor of Wyoming 1943-1951 (signed)

Folder 4: Cody PioneersAdd to your cart.

P.69.619 - Col. Herbert J. Slocum

P.69.625 - Dave Jones, Pioneer Cody Merchant, early bond holder of Buffalo Bill Museum

P.69.628 - H.B. Robertson, started Diamond Lumber Co. in Cody

P.69.638 - H.M. Gerrans, early investor in Cody Trading Co., friend of W.F. Cody

P.69.668 - Sanford S. Watkins

P.69.669 - Mrs. George T. Beck “Daisy”

P.69.674 - Col. John F. Peake; 1st Editor of Cody Enterprise & Cody Pioneer

P.69.675 - Anna Elizabeth Peake, (Granny Peake) wife of Col. John F. Peake

Folder 5: UnidentifiedAdd to your cart.
P.69.610 - Portrait of Child; photographer Elaine Cady 1935
Folder 6: Congressional LibraryAdd to your cart.
P.69.1420 - Congressional Library with statues of Plato & Homer.  Photographer: L.C. Handy, Washington D.C.
Folder 7: Miscellaneous PhotographsAdd to your cart.

P.69.564 -  Will H. and Bill Hays, Will-Czar of motion picture industry and his son,  summer visitors of Cody area from 1925-1938

P.69.630 - Harry S. New, Postmaster General, friend of W. F. Cody (signed)

P.69.634 - Albert Cotsworth Jr., General Passenger Agent for Burlington R.R.

P.69.639 - Arno B. Cammeron, Director of the National Park Service 1935, (signed)

Box 27Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Glass Plate Negatives and Lantern SlidesAdd to your cart.

Eastern Lantern Slide plates (4), MJA #7513

Buffalo Bill on horseback between 3 Indians on horseback

Buffalo Bill on horseback

Statue of Buffalo Bill, “The Scout”

Negatives (3) glass plate negatives (7) MJA #7155

Buffalo Bill & unidentified man holding a rifle standing on main street in Cody between 3 Indians on horseback

Buffalo Bill holding rifle & unidentified man on main street in Cody between Indians on horseback

Buffalo Bill on horseback with hat in hand

Buffalo Bill, 1880, photographer; Mosher

Buffalo Bill wearing leather fringed coat, photographer; Mosher

Buffalo Bill portrait

Buffalo Bill portrait, text: Yours Sincerely

Buffalo Bill standing with cane in hand

Buffalo Bill standing with rifle wearing leather fringed coat & boots

Buffalo Bill standing with hand in pocket

Buffalo Bill portrait, text: “Col. W.F. Cody, “Buffalo Bill”,

Historical sketches and program, price-10-cents”

Box ???Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Eastern Lantern Slide plates (4), MJA #7513Add to your cart.

Original Buffalo Bill Museum

Buffalo Bill on horseback between 3 Indians on horseback

Buffalo Bill on horseback

Statue of Buffalo Bill, “The Scout”

Folder 2: Negative (3) Glass Plate negatives (7) MJA #7155Add to your cart.

Buffalo Bill & unidentified man holding a rifle standing on main street in  Cody between 3 Indians on horseback

Buffalo Bill holding rifle & unidentified man on main street in Cody between Indians on horseback

Buffalo Bill on horseback with hat in hand

BB, 1880, photographer; Mosher

BB wearing leather fringed coat, photographer; Mosher

BB portrait

BB portrait, text: Yours Sincerely

BB standing with cane in hand

BB standing with rifle wearing leather fringed coat & boots

BB standing with hand in pocket

BB portrait, text: “Col. W.F. Cody, “Buffalo Bill”,

Historical sketches and program, price-10-cents”

Box 28Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Un-numbered - Mary Jester AllenAdd to your cart.
8x10 B&W image of Mary Jester Allen standing in front of fireplace with pointsettia plants around her
Folder 2: P.69.585 - James L. Clark, 1940Add to your cart.

Handwritten under print: To Mary Jester Allen/with much admiration for her great work/in perpetuating the life and spirit of/our west - from James L. Clark, 8/14/40

Removed from frame, 2018.

Folder 3: P.69.665 - Ossip Gabrilowitsch, 1927Add to your cart.

Handwritten LL of print: Buffalo Bill was one/of my ideals among heroes/and I was happy to make/the acquaintance of/Mrs. Allen in August 1927/very cordially/Clara Clemens/Gabrilowitsch

Framed with P.69.666.  Removed from frame 2018.

Folder 4: P.69.666 - Clara Clemons Gabrilowitsch, 1927Add to your cart.

Handwritten left side print: To the/Buffalo Bill/Museum, in/remembrance/of our interesting/visit there in the/summer 1927, and/with sincere appreciation/of Mrs. Allen/hospitality Otto Gabrilowitsch, Inscribed LRC print: Underwood & Underwood/Fifth Ave NY

Framed with P.69.665.  Removed from frame 2018.

Folder 5: P.69.622 - L.L. Newton, 1920-1929Add to your cart.

Handwritten on bottom of print: Appreciation of the man of men of/mountain and plain with vision and ability/to lure the East to the West where untold/thousands have found health, wealth/happiness and home/1901-1924 L.L. Newton, Printed bottom center of mat: Walker/Cheyenne, Wyoming

Removed from frame 2018.

Folder 6: P.69.626 - President Calvin Coolidge, 1927Add to your cart.

Handwritten at bottom below photo: To the Buffalo Bill Museum Association,/With Best Wishes,/Calvin Coolidge, Inscribed LLC: c. Harris & Ewing

Black and white photograph of Calvin Coolidge, President, (H & S), ca. 1927. Original Buffalo Bill Museum Collection. Acquired by BBMA. Condition: Creased horizontally across center of photograph.

Removed from frame 2018.

Folder 7: P.69.658 - Edward V. Robertson Dedicating Buffalo Bill Museum, 1927Add to your cart.

Handwritten LR: Edward V. Robertson/July 4th 1927 (underlined), Printed bottom center: Dedicating The Buffalo Bill Museum

Black and white photograph of Edward V. Robertson dedicating Buffalo Bill Museum, 1927. Robertson later became U.S.Senator. Original Buffalo Bill Museum Collection. Condition: Glass broken horizontally at top.

Removed from frame 2018.

Folder 8: P.69.661 - Dr. Francis Lane, 1910-1920Add to your cart.

Handwritten below print LR: Francis M. Lane/Physician to Col. Cody/1903-1916

Black and white photograph of Frances M. Lane (H & S, profile), ca. 1914. Frances Lane was also physician for builders of Buffalo Bill dam. Original Buffalo Bill Museum Collection.

Removed from frame 2018.

Folder 9: P.69.1375 - Workers in front of Buffalo Bill Museum, 1926Add to your cart.

Handwritten on reverse ULC: Picture by Hiscock in 1926/Left to Right/Carl Fugery/Scott Willock/Donald Hindman/Frank Anderson/Walter Phelps/Fred Gail/Mr. Perry/Walter Schwoob/Walter Gail/John Davies, Printed on photo LRC: F J Hiscock/-Photo./Cody

Black and white photograph of workers in front of old Buffalo Bill Museum during its construction in 1926. Original Buffalo Bill Museum Collection. Unframed, unmatted.

Folder 10: P.69.704 - R.C. Trueblood, 1920-1929Add to your cart.

Signed LR below print: R.C. Trueblood, Typed info attached to bottom center

Black and white photograph of Dr. R. C. Trueblood (H & S), ca. 1925. Trueblood former Mayor of Cody and President of BBMA. Made dedication speech for Buffalo Bill statue, 1924 and Buffalo Bill Museum, 1927. Original Buffalo Bill Museum Collection. Acquired from above source, Dr. R. C. Trueblood. Condition: Print stained

Removed from frame 2018.

Folder 11: P.69.1440 - Fred F. McGee, 1939Add to your cart.

Handwritten on mat bottom center: To Mary Jester Allen/Best Wishes/Oct. 11, 1939 FF McGee, Handwritten on mat LRC: Stan/Kershaw/Cody/Wyo

Black and white photograph of Fred McGee on horse, 1939. Original Buffalo Bill Museum Collection. Gift of above source, F. McGee. McGee early treasurer of Museum and Memorial Association, pioneer and banker in Cody area. Unframed


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