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    • #357 Studio wrestling

    • Studio portrait of two men wrestling with one another in Paonia, Colorado in Delta County. Both men have bare torsos and wear wrestling tights. The man in the dark tights twists the arm of the second man behind his back as he grasps his legs. A...
    • Paonia (Colo.)--1910-1920.; Posing.; Wrestling--Colorado--Paonia--1910-1920.
    • [1911?]
    • 1st Colo Volunteers, Span. American War

    • The First Infantry Regiment of Colorado Volunteers regimental band poses in formation with musical instruments including trombones, saxophones, clarinets, bass cornets, and a drum in probably Manila, Philippines. The men wear white uniforms; a...
    • United States. Army. Colorado Infantry Regiment, 1st--People.; Spanish-American War, 1898--Military personnel--1890-1900.; Manila (Philippines)--1890-1900.; Military bands--Philippines--Manila--1890-1900.
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    • A mirage on the desert. H. Betts

    • Photograph of a painting by Harold Harrington Betts. Against the backdrop of a jagged mountain range, a Native American (tribe unknown) gestures as he speaks to a white man who holds a rifle. Another man sits on a rock and listens, as does a Native...
    • Indians of North America--1900-1910.; Covered wagons--1900-1910.; Deserts--1900-1910.; Paintings--1900-1910.; Pioneers--1900-1910.
    • [between 1900 and 1905?]
    • A stage setting in the early days of Montrose, Colo.

    • Actors perform a scene from a play on the stage in the Montrose Opera House in Montrose, Colorado in Montrose County. The cast members include men dressed in military uniforms, a woman asleep on a couch, two women sitting on chairs, and an actor...
    • Montrose (Colo.)--1880-1900.; Actors--Colorado--Montrose--1880-1900.; Interiors.; Opera houses--Colorado--Montrose--1880-1900.
    • [between 1885 and 1900]
    • Advertising railroad car #1

    • Advertising car #1, a large railroad car, stands in the midground on a railroad track in a snowy scene. Lettering on the side of the car reads "Buffalo Bill's Great Wild West and Congress of Rough Riders Col. W.F. Cody - President, Nate Salsbury -...
    • Wild west shows--1880-1920.; Railroad cars--1880-1900.; Buffalo Bill, 1846-1917.; Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show.
    • [between 1885 and 1900?]
    • Aerial view of Denver, Colorado

    • Aerial view of Denver, Colorado. Shows Civic Center park, the Colorado State Capitol Building, Denver City and County Building, Farmers Union Building, Petroleum Building, Mile High Center, Brown Palace Hotel, First National Bank Building, Republic...
    • Denver (Colo.)--1960-1970.; Business districts--Colorado--Denver--1960-1970.; Cities & towns--Colorado--Denver--1960-1970.
    • 1960 May 2
    • Alfert Herter drop curtain

    • Interior view at the Denver Municipal Auditorium in Denver, Colorado; shows the stage and a painted backdrop depicting (probably) George Washington and a soldier on horses, an eagle, buffalo skulls, angels, rocks, and trees.
    • City Auditorium (Denver, Colo.)--1900-1910.; Denver (Colo.)--1900-1910.; Auditoriums--Colorado--Denver--1900-1910.; Interiors--Colorado--Denver--1900-1910.; Studio props--Colorado--Denver--1900-1910.
    • 1909 September 18
    • Alice Good Horse

    • Seated portrait of Alice Good Horse, a Native American Sioux woman, posed outside on a fur skin rug over the snow covered ground, Pine Ridge Agency, South Dakota. She wears braids, a dress with a blanket around her waist, metal rings, bracelets,...
    • United States. Office of Indian Affairs. Pine Ridge Agency--1890-1900.; Dakota Indians--Women--South Dakota--Pine Ridge--1890-1900.; Indians of North America--South Dakota--Pine Ridge--1890-1900.; Good Horse, Alice.
    • [1890 or 1891]
    • Alma Regina (Shelgram) Osgood

    • Standing studio portrait of Alma Regina Shelgram Osgood, second wife of John Cleveland Osgood, mining magnate of Redstone, Colorado. She is fashionably dresses in a fitted ridding jacket, bowler hat and gloves. A painted garden wall scene serves as...
    • Women--Colorado--1900-1910.; Osgood, Alma Regina Shelgram.
    • [between 1900 and 1910]
    • Alvino Chavaria, Pueblo

    • Full-length studio portrait of Alvino Chavaria (aka Albino Chavarria), Pueblo Native American man from Santa Clara, New Mexico; subject married Denver society woman Cora Arnold; he stands in front of painted backdrop.
    • Indians of North America--Portraits--1890-1900.; Pueblo Indians--1890-1900.; Chavaria, Alvino, d. 1930.
    • c1899
    • Amanda "Mandy" Maestas daughter of Sam Maestas, Jr. and Alice Ebel.

    • Studio portrait of Amanda (Mandy) Maestas, a resident of Denver, Colorado. She poses in her first communion dress, she wears a crown shaped veil and holds a missal and rosary. She sits on a bench in front of a backdrop of Christ holding a chalice.
    • First communion--1940-1950.; Hispanic Americans--1940-1950.; Mexican Americans--1940-1950.; Studio portraits.; Girls.; Maestas, Amanda--Pictorial works.; Maestas family--Pictorial works.; First communion--Pictorial works.;...
    • [between 1947 and 1950?]
    • Angus McPhee, Lee Martin, Gus Uhl

    • Three American cowboys from Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, including from left Angus McPhee, Lee Martin and Gus Uhl, pose on horseback in a dirt arena for the show at Ambrose park in Brooklyn, New York. The men each wear cowboy hats. McPhee wears...
    • Wild west shows--1880-1920.; Cowboys--1890-1900.; Buffalo Bill, 1846-1917.; Martin, Lee.; McPhee, Angus, cowboy.; Uhl, Gus.; Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show.
    • [1894?]
    • Annie Oakley

    • Phoebe Anne "Annie Oakley" Moses shoots at targets in a dirt arena for Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show at Earl's Court in England. A person squats next to Moses. The grandstand is in the left background. A landscape scene is painted on the backdrop...
    • Wild west shows--1880-1920.; Sharpshooting--1890-1900.; Buffalo Bill, 1846-1917.; Oakley, Annie, 1860-1926.; Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show.
    • [1892?]
    • Annie Oakley shooting

    • Phoebe Anne "Annie Oakley" Moses shoots at targets in the air during a rehearsal for Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show in a dirt arena at Earl's Court in England. A person throws the targets into the air. The grandstand is in the left background. A...
    • Wild west shows--1880-1920.; Sharpshooting--1890-1900.; Buffalo Bill, 1846-1917.; Oakley, Annie, 1860-1926.; Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show.
    • [1892?]
    • Annie Oakley, by Indian in war bonnet, full length

    • Annie Oakley and unidentified Native American male, both standing, full length studio portrait with painted backdrop; Oakley wears western hat, dress, medals on chest, holding a rifle in left hand; unidentified Native American wears feather...
    • Indians of North America --1890-1930.; Women--West (U.S.)--1890-1930.; Cowgirls--1890-1930.; Oakley, Annie, 1860-1926.
    • [between 1897 and 1926]
    • Annie Oakley, holding rifle in both hands, full length

    • Annie Oakley, wearing hat and two medals, holding rifle in both hands, one foot propped on edge of teepee. Full length studio portrait with painted backdrop.
    • Cowgirls--1890-1930.; Oakley, Annie, 1860-1926.
    • [between 1897 and 1926]
    • Annie Oakley, holding rifle in left arm, full length

    • Annie Oakley, standing full length studio portrait with painted backdrop, wearing western hat, dress, medals on chest, holding rifle in left arm.
    • Women--West (U.S.)--1890-1930.; Cowgirls--1890-1930.; Oakley, Annie, 1860-1926.
    • [between 1897 and 1926]
    • Antonio Esquivel

    • Antonio Esquivel, a champion Mexican vaquero and star of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, rides a bucking horse in a dirt arena during a performance of the show at Earl's Court in England. He wears a cowboy hat and a short, dark jacket. A group of...
    • Wild west shows--1880-1920.; Broncos.; Buffalo Bill, 1846-1917.; Esquivel, Antonio.; Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show.
    • [1892?]
    • Apache (Indian police)

    • Seated studio portrait of a Native American Apache policeman on a bear skin rug with a painted architectural backdrop. He wears a tall felt hat with a badge on the crown, an animal fur stole, and holds a fur covered quiver and bow case.
    • Apache Indians--1880-1890.; Indian reservation police--1880-1890.; Indians of North America--1880-1890.; Quivers--1880-1890.; Police--1880-1890.
    • [between 1883 and 1886.]
    • Apex, Colo. recreation hall interior, piano on stage

    • Interior of the Apex Miners' Hall, seven miles northwest of Central City, Gilpin County, Colorado; includes theater stage with square piano and painted backdrop of trees; flanked by arched doorways with steps leading onto stage; wood paneling in...
    • Apex (Colo.)--1950-1960.; Interiors.; Stages (Platforms)--Colorado--Apex--1950-1960.
    • [May 1957]
    • Apex, Colorado recreation hall for miners, interior

    • Interior of the Apex Miners' Hall, seven miles northwest of Central City, Gilpin County, Colorado shows the theater stage with painted backdrop of a smoking volcano. Stage is flanked by arched doorways with steps leading onto stage. The hall has...
    • Apex (Colo.)--1950-1960.; Interiors.; Stages (Platforms)--Colorado--Apex--1950-1960.
    • [1957]
    • Apex, Colorado recreation hall, interior

    • Interior of the Apex Miners' Hall, seven miles northwest of Central City, Gilpin County, Colorado; shows theater stage with painted backdrop of an idealized 1900s Apex main street that includes businesses, glass storefronts, and awnings; business...
    • Apex (Colo.)--1950-1960.; Interiors.; Stages (Platforms)--Colorado--Apex--1950-1960.
    • [1957]
    • Apex, Colorado, opera house

    • Interior of the Apex Miners' Hall, seven miles northwest of Central City, Gilpin County, Colorado; includes theater stage with square piano covered with a cloth, painted backdrop scenery, walls of a polling booth with a poster of: "State Of...
    • Apex (Colo.)--1940-1960.; Interiors.; States (Platforms)--Colorado--Apex--1940-1960.; Theaters--Colorado--Apex--1940-1960.
    • [between 1940 and 1960]
    • Arab acrobats

    • A group of Arab acrobats poses while touring with Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show. One man balances six others on his shoulders. The man on the bottom stands and holds his arms up to support the group on his shoulders. Two older men and three younger...
    • Wild west shows--1880-1920.; Acrobats--1880-1900.; Buffalo Bill, 1846-1917.; Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show.; Arabs.
    • [between 1885 and 1900?]
    • Arab acrobats

    • Two Arab acrobats touring with Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show pose in a dirt arena for the show. One man balances on one hand on the head of the other. The man on the bottom stands on a tall stool and holds his arms up in the air. A landscape is...
    • Wild west shows--1880-1920.; Acrobats--1880-1900.; Buffalo Bill, 1846-1917.; Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show.; Arabs.
    • [between 1885 and 1900?]
    • Arapahoe Indian

    • A Native American man poses on horseback in front of a backdrop with a landscape scene painted on it in the dirt arena for Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show at Earl's Court in England. He wears a single feather on the back of his head nad holds a long...
    • Indians of North America--Clothing & dress--1890-1900.; Wild west shows--1880-1920.; Buffalo Bill, 1846-1917.; Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show.
    • [1892?]
    • Arapahoe Indians

    • Three Native American men pose on horseback in a dirt arena for Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show at Earl's Court in England. They each wear long feather headdresses. The men on the right and in the center each hold a round shield and spear. A backdrop...
    • Arapaho Indians--Clothing & dress.; Wild west shows--1880-1920.; Entertainers--1890-1900.; Spears.; Buffalo Bill, 1846-1917.; Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show.
    • [1892?]
    • Arch and stage auditorium

    • Interior view of the Denver Municipal Auditorium in Denver, Colorado; shows the stage, a backdrop with fleur-de-lis patterns, box seats, and a scrim curtain with embroidery.
    • City Auditorium (Denver, Colo.)--1910-1920.; Denver (Colo.)--1910-1920.; Interiors--Colorado--Denver--1910-1920.; Stages (platforms)--Colorado--Denver--1910-1920.
    • [1918?]
    • Archaeology, Colorado

    • Six large, pottery pots stand against a dark, wrinkled cloth backdrop. Three of the pots sit in a row on a ledge slightly above the other three. Some of the pots have small handles on them, and some of them have small holes poked next to their...
    • Indian pottery--North America--1900-1930.; Indians of North America--Antiquities & archaeological sites--Four Corners Region--1900-1930.
    • [between 1907 and 1931?]
    • Archaeology, Colorado

    • Several pieces of pottery sit in a row against a dark, wrinkled cloth backdrop. The outer pieces of pottery appear to be small jugs for holding liquid. In the center is a round piece that has ridges on it. On either side of it are two small disk...
    • Indian pottery--North America--1900-1930.; Indians of North America--Antiquities & archaeological sites--Four Corners Region--1900-1930.
    • [between 1907 and 1931?]
    • Archaeology, Colorado

    • A large, pottery vessel sits on a dark, wrinkled cloth backdrop that is pinned to a bookshelf. The piece has two small knobs for handles and a large mouth. There are several cracks on the surface. Notebooks and folders are piled on the shelves...
    • Indian pottery--North America--1900-1930.; Indians of North America--Antiquities & archaeological sites--Four Corners Region--1900-1930.
    • [between 1907 and 1931?]
    • Archaeology, Colorado

    • Twelve small shards of pottery are placed in three rows of four against a dark backdrop. Varying in size, the pieces are light-colored and painted with dark, decorative lines.
    • Indian pottery--North America--1900-1930.; Indians of North America--Antiquities & archaeological sites--Four Corners Region--1900-1930.
    • [between 1907 and 1931?]
    • Archaeology, Colorado

    • Four, light-colored pieces of pottery lie in a row against a dark piece of wrinkled cloth used as the backdrop. Each of the pieces remains intact and appears to have been a vessel to hold liquid.
    • Indian pottery--North America--1900-1930.; Indians of North America--Antiquities & archaeological sites--Four Corners Region--1900-1930.
    • [between 1907 and 1931?]
    • Archaeology, Colorado

    • A large fragment of light-colored pottery sits against a dark backdrop. The somewhat round piece has ridges on its surface.
    • Indian pottery--North America--1900-1930.; Indians of North America--Antiquities & archaeological sites--Four Corners Region--1900-1930.
    • [between 1907 and 1931?]
    • Archaeology, Colorado

    • Six ancient pieces of pottery, mostly with broken handles, are set in two rows of three against a dark, wrinkled cloth backdrop. The back row sits on a ledge slightly raised above the front row. Some of the pieces have lines decorating them.
    • Indian pottery--North America--1900-1930.; Indians of North America--Antiquities & archaeological sites--Four Corners Region--1900-1930.
    • [between 1907 and 1931?]
    • Archaeology, Colorado

    • A large, pottery pot and jug sit in front of a dark, wrinkled cloth backdrop. The pot is propped on its side so the small opening on top and part of the interior are visible; it has several cracks and two decorative ridges on its exterior surface....
    • Indian pottery--North America--1900-1930.; Indians of North America--Antiquities & archaeological sites--Four Corners Region--1900-1930.
    • [between 1907 and 1931?]
    • Archaeology, Colorado

    • Two large pottery bowls rest on a dark, wrinkled cloth backdrop. Both of the bowls are chipped and missing part of their rims. The piece missing from the bowl on the right side is larger and the bowl is cracked.
    • Indian pottery--North America--1900-1930.; Indians of North America--Antiquities & archaeological sites--Four Corners Region--1900-1930.
    • [between 1907 and 1931?]
    • Archaeology, Colorado

    • A large, pottery pot and jug sit against a dark, wrinkled cloth backdrop. The pot has several large cracks in it as well as a ridge on the front side. The jug is oblong-shaped at the bottom.
    • Indian pottery--North America--1900-1930.; Indians of North America--Antiquities & archaeological sites--Four Corners Region--1900-1930.
    • [between 1907 and 1931?]
    • Atta-kai-bi-tzu-ih & Charlie, Navajo Indians of Arizona

    • Studio portrait of Charlie Mitchell and Atta-kai-bi-tzu-ih, Native American Navajo scouts, posed with rifles, prop rocks, yucca and brush, in front of a painted backdrop. They wear animal fur caps, bandoliers, ammunition and conchas belts, leather...
    • Indian scouts--1880-1890.; Indians of North America--1880-1890.; Navajo Indians--1880-1890.; Military scouts--1880-1890.; Atta-kai-bi-tzu-ih.; Mitchell, Charlie.
    • 1884?
    • Attack on stagecoach

    • A group of Native Americans reenacts an attack on the Deadwood Stagecoach in a dirt arena during a peformance of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show at Ambrose Park in Brooklyn, New York. A man, possibly scout John Y. Nelson, sits on top of the back of...
    • Wild west shows--1880-1920.; Historical reenactments.; Stagecoaches.; Buffalo Bill, 1846-1917.; Nelson, John Young, b. 1826.; Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show.
    • [1894?]
    • Auditorium, El Jebel Temple, Denver

    • Interior view of El Jebel Temple, Denver, Colorado; local Masonic order of El Jebel Shriners (building dedicated November, 1907); shows stage area of auditorium with chairs and bench on stage, backdrop, curtain draped open, wall mural painted by...
    • Denver (Colo.)--1900-1910.; Auditoriums--Colorado--Denver--1900-1910.; Fraternal lodges--Colorado--Denver--1900-1910.; Fraternal organizations--Colorado--Denver--1900-1910.; Interiors.; Eriksen, Jens.; El Jebel Temple (Denver, Colo.)
    • [1909 or 1910]
    • Baby on the half shell

    • Studio portrait of a baby, possibly the child of H.P. Mansfield. The baby is posed in a large shell in front of a backdrop painted to look like waves.
    • Infants--1890-1900.
    • [between 1890 and 1900?]
    • Baby portrait of a baby

    • Studio portrait of a baby, possibly J.J. Hendrix (or Hendrick). The baby is dressed in a simple cotton gown and sits in a large clam shell. The backdrop is hand painted waves.
    • Infants--1890-1910.
    • [between 1890 and 1910?]
    • Baby Portrait of a baby

    • Studio portrait of a baby, possibly J.J. Hendrix (or Hendrick). The baby is dressed in a simple cotton gown with a lace skirt and lies in a large clam shell. The backdrop is hand painted waves.
    • Infants--1890-1910.
    • [between 1890 and 1910?]
    • Backdrop from theatre at Apex, Colo.

    • Interior of the Apex Miners' Hall, seven miles northwest of Central City, Gilpin County, Colorado; includes theater stage with painted backdrop of a idealized 1900s Apex main street and a stool on wheels; businesses transformed from low wood and...
    • Apex (Colo.)--1900-1910.; Interiors.; Stages (Platforms)--Colorado--Apex--1900-1910.; Theaters--Colorado--Apex--1900-1910.
    • [between 1900 and 1910]
    • Bad Belly, Snake

    • Full length studio portrait of Bad Belly and Snake, Crow males, seated in front of painted backdrop. Snake is wearing a hat, no shirt, necklace and metal arm bands. Bad Belly wears earrings, necklace, metal arm bands and long belt.
    • Crow Indians--1880-1890.; Indians of North America--Portraits--1880-1890.; Indians of North America--Clothing & dress--1880-1890.; Bad Belly.; Snake.
    • [188-?]
    • Bennie Irving "The Smallest Cow Boy in the world", Buffalo Bill's  Wild West

    • Young Bennie Irving, nicknamed "The Smallest Cowboy in the World," poses for a full-length, studio portrait wearing a cowboy hat and holding a rope in his hands. He also wears a shirt embroidered with flowers and has a small pistol tucked into the...
    • Wild west shows--1880-1920.; Cowboys--1880-1890.; Buffalo Bill, 1846-1917.; Irving, Bennie.; Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show.
    • [1886?]
    • Betty Kerchee

    • Standing studio portrait of Betty Kerchee, a Native American Comanche woman, resting one hand on a wire parlor chair in front of a painted backdrop, wearing a light colored dress with a floral shawl around her waist, lace up shoes, and long loose...
    • Comanche Indians--1890-1910.; Indians of North America--1890-1910.; Women--1890-1910.; Kerchee, Betty.
    • [between 1890 and 1910?]
    • Big Bear

    • Big Bear, a Native American member of the cast of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, poses on horseback in front of a backdrop with a landscape scene painted on it. He is mounted on a brown and white horse, probably a Paint or an Appaloosa. He wears a...
    • Indians of North America--Clothing & dress.; Wild west shows--1880-1920.; Show horses.; Big Bear.; Buffalo Bill, 1846-1917.; Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show.
    • [1892?]

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