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John I. White photograph collection, 1860-1980

Overview of the Collection

Creator
White, John I. (John Irwin), 1902-
Title
John I. White photograph collection
Dates
1860-1980 (inclusive)
1885-1975 (bulk)
Quantity
2 boxes, (1 linear ft. )
Collection Number
USU_P0037
Summary
Included are photographs related to cowboy songs and song makers of the American West such as Will C. Barnes, Badger Clark, Gail Gardner, Romaine Lowdermilk, Dominick J. O'Malley, Powder River Jack Lee, and other cowboy songwriters, singers, and scholars. Also includes photographs relating to White's persona as "The Lonesome Cowboy" for the "Death Valley Days" radio show in the 1930s. Also contains photographs collected for plays, articles, and original scripts. Largely consisting of copy-prints, the photographs are comprised of mostly black-and-white silver gelatin prints, some color snapshots and postcards.
Repository
Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library, Special Collections and Archives Division
Special Collections and Archives
Merrill-Cazier Library
Utah State University
Logan, UT
84322-3000
Telephone: 435-797-2663
Fax: 435-797-2880
scweb@usu.edu
Access Restrictions
Restrictions

Open to public research. Nitrate negatives have been removed from this collection and placed in Cold Storage box 5. Patrons must request to view these negatives 3 hours in advance.

Languages
English.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

John I. White was a writer, singer of cowboy songs, and map draftsman. He was born in Washington, D.C. on April 12, 1902 and died in Maplewood, N.J. on November 26, 1992. White recorded 20 cowboy and hillbilly songs for the American Record Corporation in 1929-30. Some were recorded under his various pseudonyms: The Lonesome Cowboy, Whitey Johns, The Lone Star Cowboy, The Old Sexton, Jimmie Price, and Frank Ranger. His singing career culminated with his portrayal of "The Lonesome Cowboy" on the NBC radio drama "Death Valley Days" sponsored by Twenty-Mule Team Borax from 1929-1936. He maintained a lifelong interest in cowboy songs and the American West, researching and writing articles and two books on this and other topics.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The John I. White Photographs are comprised of approximately 508 personal and research photographs and negatives of John I. White, singer, author, and expert on cowboy songs and music. Included are photographs related to songs and song makers of the American West such as Will C. Barnes, Badger Clark, Gail Gardner, Romaine Lowdermilk, Dominick J. O'Malley, Powder River Jack Lee, and other cowboy songwriters, singers, and scholars. Also includes photographs relating to White's persona as "The Lonesome Cowboy" for the "Death Valley Days" radio show in the 1930s. Research files contain photographs collected for plays, articles, and original scripts. Several folders include typed pages describing the events in the photos and giving biographies of the people pictured. Largely consisting of copy-prints, the photographs are comprised of mostly black-and-white silver gelatin prints, some color snapshots and postcards.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Copyright

It is the responsibility of the user to obtain permission to publish from the owner of the copyright (the institution, the creator of the record, the author or his/her transferees, heirs, legates, or literary executors). The user agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Utah State University Libraries, its officers, employees, and agents from and against all claims made by any person asserting that he or she is an owner of copyright.

Permission to publish material from the John I. White photograph collection must be obtained from the Special Collections Photograph Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Preferred Citation

John I. White photograph collection, 1860-1980. (P0037). Utah State University. Special Collections & Archives Department.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Tex FletcherReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 1

Container(s) Description Dates
box folder
1 1
1:01:01: Fletcher, Tex. Portraits of the cowboy-singer
ca. 1920's
1:01:02: Fletcher, Tex. Portraits of the cowboy-singer, signed to John I. White
ca. 1920's
1:01:03: Fletcher, Tex. Portraits of the cowboy-singer, signed to John I. White
(With one enlarged reproduction.)
ca. 1920's
1:01:04: Fletcher, Tex. Portrait of the cowboy-singer smoking a pipe, with his guitar over one shoulder and a pick over the other shoulder
1:01:05: Deadwood, South Dakota, Street Scenes
Color snap shows street decorated with sign welcoming cowboy-singer Tex Fletcher.
1954

Daniel Freeman (1826-1908)Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 2

Container(s) Description Dates
box folder
1 2
1:02:01: Freeman, Daniel. Copy prints, portraits of the early homesteader
ca. 1880s
1:02:02: Freeman, Daniel with his wife and six children
ca. 1890's
1:02:03: Beatrice, Nebraska. Views of interpreters and grounds of Homestead National Monument near Beatrice, located on the original homestead of Daniel Freeman, one of the first people to claim land under the Homestead Act of 1862
ca. 1970's
1:02:04: Beatrice, Nebraska. The Palmer-Epard cabin on the original homestead of Daniel Freeman
ca. 1970's
1:02:05: Beatrice, Nebraska. The Palmer-Epard cabin
ca. 1970's
1:02:06: Beatrice, Nebraska. Teachers and students in front of the "Freeman School," named for homesteader Daniel Freeman
ca. 1880's
1:02:07: Beatrice, Nebraska. Exterior view of the Freeman School, named for homesteader Daniel Freeman; photos by Bill Fink
1978
1:02:08: Beatrice, Nebraska. Interior view of the Freeman School, named for homesteader Daniel Freeman; photos by Bill Fink
1978

Emmanuel LeutzeReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 3

Container(s) Description
box folder
1 3
1:03:01: Leutze, Emmanuel, artist. Copy print of painting by Leutze, scene from the War of 1812 entitled "The General Armstrong at Fayal Azores, Sept. 26, 1814."
1:03:02: Leutze, Emmanuel, artist. Copy print of painting by Leutze, scene from the Civil War
1:03:03: Leutze, Emmanuel, artist and Paul Gilard, engraver. Copy print of steel engraving done by Gilard of Luetze's painting "Washington Crossing the Delaware."
1:03:04: Leutze, Emmanual, artist. Giant postcard reproduction of Leutze's painting "Washington Crossing the Delaware."
1:03:05: Black and white sketched print of five men rowing and steering a boat. "Durham boat, G. Bailey, Neg, 10/25/67 " written on back of print

Romaine Lowdermilk (1890-1970)Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 3

Container(s) Description Dates
box folder
1 3
1:04:01: Lowdermilk, Romaine. On a horse
ca. 1920's
1:04:02: Lowdermilk, Romaine. With his dog, taken shortly before his fiftieth birthday
1941
1:04:03: Lowdermilk, Romaine. Standing next to a truck
ca. 1960
1:04:04: Lowdermilk, Romaine. At what appears to be a campsite
ca. 1960
1:04:05: Lowdermilk, Romaine. Group portrait with the "Arizona Wranglers" holding their instruments, Winter 1929. Charles Hunter, J.E. Patterson, Romaine Lowdermilk, Edward V. Price, Laverne Costello, and Charles English
1:04:06: Several men dressed as cowboys and their horses watching two pilots and their plane, which reads on its side "Rimrock Ranch, Montezuma Well - Cottonwood, Ariz."

D.J. O'Malley Portraits (1867-1943)Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 5

Container(s) Description Dates
box folder
1 5
1:05:01: O'Malley, D.J. Portrait in baseball gear, as catcher for Miles City
ca. 1893
1:05:02: O'Malley, D.J. Portrait in chaps
duplicate of 1:16:08.
1896
1:05:03: O'Malley, D.J. Portrait holding cigar in Eau Claire, Wisconsin
duplicate of 1:20:12
1934;
1:05:04: O'Malley, D.J. Portrait with cigar in mouth in Eau Claire, Wisconsin
1934.
1:05:05: O'Malley, Alicia with Cliff Chatterson and Bob Francis at Francis' retirement part in Detroit, Michigan
June 4, 1970
1:05:06: O'Malley, Alicia with Margaret (last name unknown,)
1978
1:05:07: O'Malley, Alicia. Portrait in a hospital bed

Carl T. Sprague (1895-1978)Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 6

Container(s) Description Dates
box folder
1 6
1:06:01: Sprague, Carl T. Portrait of the cowboy-singer taken for publicity shots in
1925.
1:06:02: Sprague, Carl T. On-stage with his guitar at a talent show
ca. 1950
1:06:03: Sprague, Carl T. With his guitar at the Mrs. Sam Houston Birthday Party Festival
ca. 1950
1:06:04: Sprague, Carl T. Portrait of the cowboy-singer with his guitar
1972
1:06:05: Sprague, Carl T. Playing his guitar on a couch, Photo by Gene Dennis
1968
1:06:06: Sprague, Carl T. With his guitar and dressed in his old cowboy costume
1968.
1:06:07: Sprague, Carl T. and F. W. Cooper with two dogs, Arizona
1970
1:06:08: Sprague, Carl T. In cowboy costume posed with his guitar in a backyard
ca. 1970's
1:06:09: Sprague, Carl T. In cowboy costume posed with his guitar in a backyard
ca. 1970's
1:06:10: Sprague, Carl T. In same cowboy costume posed with horse
ca. 1970's

Harry Stephens (1888-1965)Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 7

Container(s) Description Dates
box folder
1 7
1:07:01: Stephens, Harry. On a horse at Stoneman's Lake near Flagstaff, Arizona
1917.
1:07:02: Stephens, Harry. On a horse with a rocky background
1950.

N. Howard Thorp (1867-1940.)Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 8

Container(s) Description Dates
box folder
1 8
1:08: Thorp, N. Howard. On horseback, sitting sideways in the saddle
ca. 1912.

John I. WhiteReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 9

Container(s) Description Dates
box folder
1 9
1:09:01: White, John I. speaking to another man in a living room
1:09:02: A man at a typewriter
1:09:03: White, John I. Playing a guitar
1:09:04: White, John I. With Romaine Lowdermilk and Lewis C. White at Wickenburg, Arizona
duplicate of 1:19:16 and 2:27:05.
1924
01:09:05: White, John I. With Romaine Lowdermilk and Lewis C. White riding horses at Wickenburg, Arizona
1924
1:09:06: White, John I. Portrait of the cowboy-singer with guitar, by Apeda (New York)
duplicate of 2:27:13.
1927
1:09:07: White, John I. Wedding photo copied from newspaper, with bride Augusta Postles White
1930.
1:09:08: White, John I. Portrait with guitar
1930
1:09:09: White, John I. Portrait with guitar, by H. Tarr Co. (New York)
duplicate of 2:27:12.
1930,
1:09:10: White, John I. Portrait with guitar, beside NBC microphone
1933
1:09:11: White, John I. Playing guitar on the porch at Wickenburg, Arizona, with brothers Lewis and Luke
1933.
1:09:12: White, John I. Next to the 20-mule wagon used for hauling Borax out of Death Valley
1933
1:09:13: White, John I. With wife Augusta on the 20-mule wagon used for hauling Borax out of Death Valley
duplicate of 2:27:11. Nitrate negative is in cold storage.
1933.
1:09:14: White, John I. Next to the 20-mule wagon used for hauling Borax out of Death Valley
duplicate of 2:27:02. (3 copies.) Nitrate negative is in cold storage.
1933
1:09:14-A: White, John I. Next to the 20-mule wagon used for hauling Borax out of Death Valley
Nitrate negative is in cold storage.
1933.
1:09:14-B: White, Augusta Postles. Next to the 20-mule wagon used for hauling Borax out of Death Valley
1933
1:09:15: White, John I. Snapshot, checking automobile radiator water in Death Valley
Nitrate negative is in cold storage.
1933.
1:09:16: White, John I. On a horse
ca. 1930's
1:09:17: White, John I. Playing a guitar
1:09:18: White, John I. White entertaining his brother Luke by playing the guitar. They are seated on a fence at Wickenburg Lake, Arizona
(SEE 2:27:08.) Nitrate negative is in cold storage.
1933.
1:09:19: White, John I. Comic pose, holding guitar case and looking at road sing in Death Valley. Photo addressed to Ruth and Bill Woodman and signed by White, 1933. There is a letter on back of the photo from Ruth Woodman to Gussie and John, dated
(SEE 2:27:01.)
December 17, 1964
1:09:20: Man seated on a wall playing a guitar, possibly taken in
1943
1:09:21: White, John I. Portrait of White posing by a tree

John I. WhiteReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 10

Container(s) Description Dates
box folder
1 10
1:10:01: White, John I. Typing on a typewriter
1:10:02: White, John I. Facial profile portrait taken
March, 1944
1:10:03: Color slide negative of White and another man at the National Folk Festival
May 1966
1:10:04: White, John I. and another man at the National Folk Festival
duplicate of 1:10:05.
May 1966
1:10:05: White, John I. and another man at the National Folk Festival
duplicate of 1:10:04.
May 1966
1:10:06: White, John I. and another man at the National Folk Festival
color print of slide negative 1:10:03.
May 1966
1:10:07: White, John I. With three other people: a woman and two men. Possible identification listed back of photo: Judy McCulloch and her husband Harlan Daniels
1:10:08: White, John I. Standing next to a car
1966
1:10:09: White, John I. Examining a hat with 415 Montana cattle brands, given to him by D.J. O'Malley
1967
1:10:10: White, John I. Playing his guitar in his home in Chatham, N.J.
October, 1972
1:10:11: White, John I. Laughing and holding a tape recorder
1:10:12: White, John I. Photo postcard of White
1:10:13: White, John I. Portrait
Photos 1:10:14 through 1:10:16 are noted as "Photos pulled from the Justin Reese files. They document the 'Creative Chathams'":
1:10:14: White, John I. Playing his guitar for a small audience in an office
1:10:15: White, John I. Playing his guitar for a small audience in an office
1:10:16: White, John I. With five other individuals, some of whom are wearing name tags saying: Edward D. LeRoy, Virginia Martin Larrain, Russell L. Greenman, and Elizabeth B. Greenman

John I. WhiteReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 11

Container(s) Description Dates
box folder
1 11
1:11:01: White, John I. Portrait
1976
1:11:02: White, John I. Portrait
ca. 1970's
1:11:02-A: White, John I. Portrait
ca. 1970's
1:11:03: White, John I. At his desk in
1977
1:11:04: White, John I. With his wife Augusta and his guitar
ca. 1970's
1:11:05: White, John I. With his wife Augusta and his guitar
ca. 1970's
1:11:06: White, John I. With his wife Augusta and his guitar
ca. 1970's
1:11:07: White, John I. With his wife Augusta and his guitar
ca. 1970's
1:11:08: White, John I. With his wife Augusta and his guitar
ca. 1970's
1:11:09: White, John I. With his wife Augusta and his guitar
ca. 1970's
1:11:10: White, John I. With his wife Augusta
August, 1979
1:11:11: White, John I. Whis guitar, August
1979
1:11:12: White, August Postles. Portrait outside, leaning against a fence
1950
1:11:13: White, John I. and Angus K. Gillespie, director of the 10th annual New Jersey Folk Festival, Rutgers University, after presenting White with the annual award to a New Jerseyian for significant contribution to American Folklore - his book Git Along, Little Doggies
1:11:14: Portrait of sixtieth reunion of the University of Maryland, Class of 1924. Included in photo: Mary Salome Sturgis, John I. White, George Langford, James J. Foster, Sarah Morris Remsberg, George "Rossey" Pollock, J. Raymond Stewart, H. R. Heidelbach, and Lillian Earnest Wilson. Photo taken at College Park, Maryland
October 13, 1984
1:11:15: White, John I and James J. Foster both reading the same letter. Photo taken at College Park, Maryland, during the sixtieth reunion of the University of Maryland, Class of 1924
October 13, 1984

Owen WisterReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 12

Container(s) Description Dates
box folder
1 12
1:12:01: Wister, Owen. Studio portrait, Yellowstone
1887
1:12:02: Wister, Owen. Portrait of Wister on horseback
1887
1:12:03: Picture copy of either a playbill or sheet music for The Virginian, written by Owen Wister, featuring the song "Ten Thousand Cattle."
1:12:04: Picture copy of a letter written by Owen Wister to John I. White regarding the origins of Wister's song "Ten Thousand Cattle."
1:12:05: Advertisement for Underwood's Deviled Hams, using a passage from Owen Wister's The Virginian

PortraitsReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 13

Container(s) Description Dates
box folder
1 13
1:13:01: Connolly, James B. Portrait, first winner of the revival Olympic games in Athens of 1896; by Purdy (Boston)
1906
1:13:02: Dobie, J. Frank (1888-1964). Portrait of the folklorist
ca. 1960
1:13:03: Fielder, Arthur (1894-1979). Portrait by the Houston Post
1966
1:13:04: Bly, Nellie (1864-1922). Portrait with portmanteau, by H.J. Meyers
1890
1:13:05: Hand, Wayland D. (1907-). With Austin and Alta Fife, examining recordings
ca. 1940's.
1:13:05-A: Austin, Mrs. B. Walker. Recording a song in Los Angeles
1949
1:13:06: Higley, Brewster (1823-1911). Portrait; the man reputed to have written the words to "Home on the Range,"
ca. 1870
1:13:07: Jackson, William H. (1843-1942). Jackson working on painting from one of his King Survey photographs
1936
1:13:08: Keeley, John W. Portrait, by C.C. Collier
1889
1:13:09: Kelley, Daniel E. (1843-1905). Portrait, the man reputed to have set the words to Brewster Higley's poem "Western Home" to the song we know as "Home on the Range";
ca. 1873
1:13:10: Postcard of President Lincoln visiting the Antietam Battlefield. Photo taken by Matthew B. Brady
1862
1:13:11: Postcard of President Lincoln. Photo taken by Alexander Hesler
1860
1:13:12: Postcard of President Lincoln. Photo taken by Alexander Hesler
1865
1:13:13: Lomax, John Avery (1867-1948). Painting of the pioneer ballad collector by artist J. Anthony Wills
ca. 1940.
1:13:14: Maximilian (Emperor of Mexico, 1864-1867). Portrait
1860s
1:13:14a: Somage, John A. Portrait
1:13:15: Reese, Lowell Otus (1866-1948). Portrait of the California journalist
ca. 1910.
1:13:16: Seward, William Henry (1801-1872). Portrait
ca 1860s
1:13:17: Shelby, J. (Gen.) Portrait
1:13:18: Stone, Charles P. (Brig. Gen.). Portrait. Original by Matthew Brady
ca. 1860s
1:13:19: Print copy of painting of a man
1:13:20: Print copy of painting of a man
1:13:21: Photo of a man sitting at desk
1:13:22: Gray, Elisha. Portrait
1893
1:13:23: Sculpture, sculptor, and model. Sculpture reads "Powder River Jack Lee," with the sculptor's name Frederick Schweigardt also engraved on the sculpture
1:13:24: Hanson, Joseph Mills (1876-1960). Portrait of Western History author
1:13:25: Maymold, Ken. Portrait

AutomobilesReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 14

Container(s) Description Dates
box folder
1 14
1:14:01: Front view of a vintage automobile, marked 102V, in the Vermont Museum of History and Technology. Photo taken by Del Anders Photography, Washington, D.C. Color slide negative attached
1:14:02: Side view of the same vintage automobile in the Vermont Museum of History and Technology. Photo taken by Del Ankers Photography, Washington D.C
1:14:03: Two men in a vintage automobile, similar to the one pictured in 1:14:01 and 1:14:02. They are surrounded by a large crowd and are parked next to the H. E. Frederickson Buggies and Carriages store
1:14:04: Duryea, J. Frank and his umpire in his car before the start of the first scheduled U.S. auto race
1895
1:14:05: Poster advertising one of the cars built by the Duryea Motor Wagon Co. and featured in P.T. Barnum's circus parades
1896
1:14:06: Duryea car before being reconditioned and placed on display in Washington's Museum of History and Technology
1:14:07: Duryea "gasoline buggy."
1:14:08: Charles Duryea in the vehicle driven by his brother Frank in the Chicago race
1:14:09: Fred Jones of the Barnum and Bailey Circus in one of the thirteen cars produced in 1896 by the Duryea Motor Wagon Company
1:14:10: The 1907 Thomas Flyer automobile
1:14:11: Wilson, Woodrow, President-elect, and outgoing President Taft outside the White House
March 4, 1913

"Cardiff Giant."Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 15

Container(s) Description Dates
box folder
1 15
1:15:01-02: "Cardiff Giant." Pictures of the "giant," a natural history hoax
ca. 1940

Cowboys, Range LifeReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 16

Container(s) Description Dates
box folder
1 16
1:16:01: O'Malley, D.J. and his horse Chromo
Nitrate negative is in cold storage.
1894.
1:16:02: O'Malley, D.J. and his horse (either Snowfall or Coaly). Date is questionable, given as both
Nitrate negative is in cold storage.
1895 and 1904
1:16:03: Gardner, Gail. Roping a calf
1:16:04: Gardner, Gail. At the Devil's Gate round-up grounds in Skull Valley, Arizona in the
1920's
1:16:04-A: Gardner, Gail. Facial profile portrait
1:16:05: O'Malley, D.J. Portrait taken in Billings, Montana
July 16, 1903
1:16:06: Missing
1:16:07: Missing
1:16:08: O'Malley, D.J. On the Yellowstone River, just below the mouth of Little Porcupine Creek during the fall of
duplicate of 1:05:02.
1894

Cowboys, Range LifeReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 17

Container(s) Description Dates
box folder
1 17
1:17:01: A bull eating grass, with lettering "Before the Blizzard." Taken at Spring Creek
March 11, 1904.
1:17:02: Same bull, frozen to death in a pile of snow, with lettering "After the Blizzard." Taken at Spring Creek
March 14, 1904.
1:17:02-A: Cattle at a sheep feeding ground, with lettering "Starved" on the picture
March 9, 1904
1:17:03: Saddle horses in a rope corral at Canyon Creek, with lettering "Roundup Horses 79 Wagon in the Rope Corral" on the picture
1899
1:17:04: Indian Pete and horse Smoky at the Little Porcupine Winter Camp in
February 1894
1:17:05: O'Malley, D.J. and Harry Wilkie together at Wolf Spring at Little Dry on
September 28, 1894.
1:17:06: Two men sitting in front of a teepee, with lettering "Mumbly Peg on Roundup" on the picture
1:17:07: O'Malley, D.J. Washing clothes with lettering "Wish I Had a Wife" on picture. Photo taken in either
duplicate of 1:19:01
1900 or 1910
1:17:08: A sandstone formation in Montana with names carved into the side, "Hess," "Mabel," "Edith," "Kim, "Hess," "D.J. O'Malley," "Mary," "George," "Ted," "Pete," "Bob," and "Fannie"; as well as number of cattle branding symbols
1:17:09: Realphoto postcard of two cowboys
1:17:10: O'Malley, D.J. At the old Ranch in either
duplicate of 1:19:09.
1890 or 1902

CowboysReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 18

Container(s) Description Dates
box folder
1 18
1:18:01: Two men playing card while two men look on: Charlie Brooks, Billy Wier (bartender), Fred Wright, and Kid White (a.k.a. D.J. O'Malley.) Photo with lettering "A raise", taken in Rosebud, Montana
1895.
1:18:02: Same individuals, grabbing for their guns and no longer playing cards, with lettering "Too Many Aces." Photo taken in Rosebud, Montana
1895.
1:18:03: Same individuals getting into a fight over a game of pool. Two are arming themselves, one with a gun and the other with a pool cue
1:18:04: Advanced scene of 1:18:03, with the fight between the men growing closer to one another
1:18:05: A man on horse. Additional information read "A typical cowhand of the era before the turn of the century, ..."
Nitrate negative is in cold storage.
1:18:06: Two unidentified men and a dog standing outside of a cabin in the snow
1:18:07: Thad Ellis on Black Jack (a horse,) at Froze to Death Creek in the fall of
1897.
1:18:08: Stable at Little Porcupine Camp with horses Coaly and Chromo. Photograph with letter "Stable-Stiller Ranch."
1:18:09: Indian Pete, a man of half Sioux Indian heritage, in the door of a cabin at Little Porcupine Creek

CowboysReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 19

Container(s) Description Dates
box folder
1 19
1:19:01: O'Malley, D.J. Washing clothes with lettering "Wish I Had a Wife" on picture. Photo taken in either
duplicate of 1:17:07.
1900 or 1910
1:19:02: O'Malley, D.J. Studio portrait of O'Malley shortly after starting work with the Home Land and Cattle Company when he was 17 in
1884
1:19:03: D.J. O'Malley's horse identified as Sox
1:19:04: D.J. O'Malley's horse identified as Coaly
duplicate of 1:19:06.
1:19:05: Jacobi, Pete and Charlie Jackson playing the violin and mandolin at J.P. Ranch in eastern Montana
September 1904
1:19:06: D.J. O'Malley's horse, identified as Snowball,
photo is a duplicate of 1:19:04.
1:19:07: Chadwick, Bob. The bronco buster, seated on a horse and Warren Brooks standing next to the Livery Stable in Rosebud, Montana
1901
1:19:08: O'Malley, D.J. Photo taken unbeknownst to O'Malley, South Sunday Creek
duplicate of 1:20:13. Nitrate negative is in cold storage.
September 1896
1:19:09: O'Malley, D.J. At the old Ranch in either
duplicate of 1:17:10.
1890 or 1902
1:19:10: Realphoto postcard of a woman and a horse
1:19:11: Realphoto postcard of the Angelo Band sitting atop a fence and waving their hats in the air
1:19:12: Realphoto postcard of the Yellowstone Livery and Feed Stable in Rosebud, Montana
1:19:13: Realphoto postcard of Rosebud, Montana, including a view of a train
1:19:14: An older man on a horse (Smoky) with his firearm in front of a small cabin with a sign reading "Old S.N. Ranch, The place we call our home, 1882" and "The Old S.N. Ranch, Located May 2nd, 1882, by Sam Newnes, Still here," and "54 years, May 2nd, 1936." On the back of the photo is a poem dedicated to the horse Smoky
1:19:15: MacQueen House in Miles City, built in 1882 and destroyed by fire in 1907. Photo taken by L.A. Huffman
1:19:16: White, John I. With Romaine Lowdermilk and Lewis C. White at Wickenburg, Arizona
duplicate of 1:09:04.
1924

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Container(s): Box 1, Folder 20

Container(s) Description Dates
box folder
1 20
1:20:01: Chadwick, Bob. On his horse taken in Rosebud in
1907
1:20:02: N-N winter cabin on the Yellowstone
March 1893
1:20:03: Range cattle going to water
July 1904
1:20:04: A man riding a horse
September, 1902
1:20:05: Three men shoeing a horse which has been tied down. Photographs 1:20:06 and 1:20:07 are taken at the same time as this one
1:20:06: John Southers and Elmer Johnson shoeing a horse
Photographs 1:20:05 and 1:20:07 are taken at the same time as this one. Nitrate negative is in cold storage.
ca. 1900
1:20:07: John Southers and Elmer Johnson shoeing a horse
Photographs 1:20:05 and 1:20:06 are taken at the same time as this one.
ca. 1900
1:20:08: Fletcher, Curly. Portrait
1:20:09: An older cowboy sitting on a log, with a cloud directly above his head depicting a roundup scene. Photo taken by Earle R. Forrest, Washington, PA
1:20:10: O'Malley, D.J. Portrait
1:20:11: A horse named Chub, photo taken at Indian Butte on the Little Dry
1895
1:20:12: O'Malley, D.J. Holding cigar in Eau Claire, Wisconsin
duplicate of 1:05:03.
1934
1:20:13: O'Malley, D.J. Photo taken unbeknownst to O'Malley, South Sunday Creek
duplicate of 1:19:08.
September 1896
1:20:14: A horse named Sandy
1889
1:20:15: A horse named Sox
1895
1:20:16: Abbot, "Teddy Blue," Bill Hawkins, J.B. Hawkins, D.J. O'Malley, and T.W. Longley at the Golden Jubilee celebration of the Montana Stock Growers' Association at Miles City in
1934

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Container(s): Box 1, Folder 21

Container(s) Description Dates
box folder
1 21
1:21:01: Clark, Charles Badger Jr. (1883-1957). Cooking a meal at his cabin in Custer State Park in South Dakota
1:21:02: Clark, Charles Badger Jr. (1883-1957). Hunting coyotes, Cross I Quarter Circle Ranch, Tombstone, Arizona
1:21:03: Clark, Charles Badger Jr. (1883-1957). Playing his guitar at his cabin in Custer State Park in the South Dakota
1:21:04: Clark, Charles Badger Jr. (1883-1957). Portrait
1:21:05: Clark, Charles Badger Jr. (1883-1957). Riding his horse, Cross I Quarter Circle Ranch, Tombstone, Arizona
1:21:06: Clark, Charles Badger Jr. (1883-1957). Playing his guitar, Cross I Quarter Circle Ranch, Tombstone, Arizona
1:21:07: Simon, Bill. (1890-1976). Simon playing the guitar and a black dog
1921
1:21:08: Clark, Charles Badger, Jr. (1883-1957). Sitting in a rocking chair
1:21:09: Hardman, Dad, and Hal Young discuss a horse herd belonging to the CCC, one of southeastern Arizona's big cattle outfits. Photo taken by Dane Coolidge
1909.
1:21:10: Bison at a watering hole near Missoula
April, 1930
1:21:11: Dead bison lying in a snowy field, awaiting skinning. Photo taken by L.A. Huffman. A rifle is propped up on one of the bison, Montana
1880
1:21:12: Unidentified man, possibly John I. White, standing next to a horse
Nitrate negative is in cold storage.
1:21:13: Clark, Charles Badger, Jr. (1883-1957). Sitting in a chair by a fireplace
1:21:14: A feedlot in Texas
Fall 1970
1:21:15: Two grub wagons that appear to have joined forces to serve up a meal to a group of cowhands
1:21:16: Two men and horse which is sitting on the ground
1:21:17: Myran, Ole H. and two men identified as Ned and Larry on horses at the "old home" in 1916
1:21:18: A man sitting on a horse in a snowy field

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Container(s): Box 1, Folder 22

Container(s) Description Dates
box folder
1 22
1:22:01 : Colored postcard with illustration of a cowboy riding a bronco and a poem by J.C. Cory. Signed by D.J. O'Malley and John I. White
1909
1:22:02: Copy print, illustration of a cowboy on horseback, "Night Herding," by N.C. Wyeth, originally published in Scribner's Magazine
1922
1:22:03: Picture copy of a print depicting a group men, cowboys, and Indians gathered in a circle by a set of train tracks. Lettering "Fawgs are dead, Trampas, and so are you." at bottom. "The Virginian" written on back
1:22:04: Picture copy of a cartoon print appearing on page 32 in Harper's Weekly
1:22:05: Picture copy of a cartoon print appearing on page 32 in Harper's Weekly
1:22:06: Picture copy of a print which appeared in Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, May 18, 1899, depicting a cowboy mounting a blindfolded horse. The original print was signed by C.M. Russell and J. H. Smith, but these signatures do not appear on this copy
1:22:07: Picture copy of the front cover of The Strawberry Roan sheet music, first issued in
1931
1:22:08: Picture copy of an illustration from A.A. Hayes, Jr.'s book New Colorado and the Santa Fe Trail, depicting three cowhands branding a calf, published in
1880
1:22:09: Picture copy of the Kansas newspaper Kerwin Chief for February 26, 1876, displaying the poem "Western Home" by Dr. Brewster Higley
1:22:10: Picture copy of a 1934 cartoon by J.R. Williams depicting a cowboy painting a car and a cook plucking chicken with lyrics to "Home on the Range" written in the background
1:22:11: Picture copy of the front cover of Colorado Home sheet music, published in
1934
1:22:12: Picture copy of a cartoon print drawn by J. R. Williams in 1933 depicting cowboys ploughing a field and singing loudly, while two women talk about him to the side
1:22:13: Picture copy of a cartoon print drawn by J R. Williams in 1929 depicting a cook waking cowboys
1:22:14: Picture copy of a cartoon print drawn by Aldren A. Watson for Harold W. Felton's book Cowboy Jamborees, depicting an elderly woman in a rocker holding four babies, printed in
1951
1:22:15: Picture copy of a cartoon print drawn by Aldren A. Watson for Harold W. Felton's book Cowboy Jamborees, depicting an elderly man, printed in
1951
1:22:16: Picture copy of a column of poetry by Iyem B. Usted entitled "A Busted Cowboy's Christmas" in the Stock Grower's Journal dated
Saturday, December 23, 1893
1:22:17: Picture copy of a column of poetry entitled "The D2 Horse Wranglers" in the Stock Grower's Journal dated
Saturday, February 3, 1894
1:22:18: Picture copy of brand advertising from the Stock Grower's Journal for
Saturday, October 6, 1893
1:22:19: Picture copy of illustration print showing "Cowboys Coming to Town for Christmas," by artist Frederic Remington
1889
1:22:20: Picture copy of water color illustration entitled "Cowboy singing," by Thomas Eakins (1844-1916)

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Container(s): Box 1, Folder 22-A

Container(s) Description
box folder
1 22-A
1:22a:01: Small painted board of man riding a horse, accompanied by a pack horse and dog. Painting is signed by artist, but the signature is unclear, possibly E. W. Denning
1:22a:02: Illustration of a cowboy riding his horse and playing the guitar, accompanied by cattle. Illustration signed by artist, HENZIG, Henry Ziegler
1:22a:03: A model cantina and a donkey hauling a small cart (all possibly made of clay), taken by John I. White

Death Valley Days - AdvertisingReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 23

Container(s) Description Dates
box folder
1 23
1:23:01: A 20 mule team hauling borax from Death Valley to a railroad at Mojave, photo taken by Stephen Willard
1:23:02: Borax display at what appears to be a fair. Display advertises the 20 Mule Team Borax Products and a free signed photo of John I White with every combination purchase of the merchandise
1:23:03: Parade shot in Los Angeles, California, with the Borax 20-mule team moving down a crowd-lined street during the Fiesta Parade
ca. 1920's

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Container(s): Box 1, Folder 24

Container(s) Description Dates
box folder
1 24
1:24:01: Fan mail photo of Inez Murray from an August 14th letter written to John White. Photo dated
March, 1934
1:24:02: Fan mail photo of Josie Alexander from Central California, enclosed in a letter dated
June 30, 1935
1:24:03: Miller, Bill. Portrait

Ft. Stevens, WashingtonReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 25

1:25:05 through 1:25:20, are color slide negatives

Container(s) Description Dates
box folder
1 25
1:25:01-02: Soldiers of the Third Massachusetts Artillery pose with cannon at Ft. Stevens the only one of Washington D.C.'s forts to see action during the Civil War
1864
1:25:03: Men in Civil War period military costume, probably a centennial celebration at Ft. Stevens
1964
1:25:04: Picture copy of the "Map Showing the Defenses of Washington," drawn in
1865
1:25:05: Slide of Ft. Stevens
May 22, 1964
1:25:06: Slide of Ft. Stevens, with John White standing next to several memorial wreaths
July 11, 1964
1:25:07: Slide of monument depicting a scale model of the layout of Ft. Stevens
1:25:08: Slide of Ft. Stevens
May 22, 1964
1:25:09: Slide of Ft. Stevens
May 22, 1964
1:25:10: Slide of Ft. Stevens
May 22, 1964
1:25:11: Slide of sign discussing the defenses of Ft. Stevens
May 22, 1964
1:25:12: Slide of the battleground in Washington D.C.
May 22, 1964
1:25:13: Slide of the 6th Corp. taking over duty at Ft. Stevens
1:25:14: Slide of the 6th Corp. arriving to take over duty at Ft. Stevens
1:25:15: Slide of gathering at Ft. Stevens
1:25:16: Slide of the Army Chorus at Ft. Stevens
July 11, 1964
1:25:17: Slide of Ft. Stevens
notation that the "Confederates finally get in (by invitation.)
July 11, 1964
1:25:18: Slide of Ft. Stevens, with several memorial wreaths
July 11, 1964
1:25:19: Slide of a monument to 17 unknown Confederate dead at Grace Episcopal Church in Silver Spring
May 22, 1964
1:25:20: Slide of monument depicting a scale model of the layout of Ft. Stevens
May 22, 1964

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Container(s): Box 2, Folder 1

Container(s) Description Dates
box folder
2 1
2:01:01: Color slide negative of Lucifer, a Texas Longhorn in the Dodge Zoo, Photo taken by Z.H. Postles
May 1961.
2:01:02: Longhorns that appears in The Cattlemen by Maire Sando
2:01:03: Picture copy of an illustration for Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, depicting Texas Longhorns being loaded into a railroad cattle car in Abilene, Kansas
August 19, 1871
2:01:04: Three large longhorn steers at the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge in Cache, Okalahoma. Photo taken by E.P. Haddon
2:01:05: Picture copy of an illustration for Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, July 27, 1878, depicting a heard of Texas Longhorns that has taken over the main street of a frontier town on the way to a railroad shipping point
2:01:06: Barnes, Will C. (1859-1936). Portrait of U.S. Forest Service career man who helped to rescue the Texas longhorn cattle from extinction
1920s
2:01:07: Barnes, Will C. (1859-1936). Portrait taken in Prescott, AZ, in cowboy gear
1885.
2:01:07-A: Barnes, Will C. (1859-1936). Portrait taken in cowboy gear when he was 70 years old
Dec. 1929
2:01:07-B: Barnes, Will C. (1859-1936). Portrait in military dress
1899.
2:01:08: Several longhorn are the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge near Lawton, Oklahoma. Photo taken by E.P. Haddon
2:01:09: Photograph of Texas Longhorn at the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge

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Container(s): Box 2, Folder 2

Container(s) Description Dates
box folder
2 2
2:02:01: White, John I. Standing next to a replica of the Liberty Bell in Dover, Delaware
1977.
2:02:02: White, John I. Standing next to a replica of the Liberty Bell in Nashville, Tennessee
1978
2:02:03: White, John I. Standing next to a replica of the Libery Bell in Dover, Delaware
1978
2:02:04: White, Augusta P. Standing next to a replica of the Liberty Bell in Dover, Delaware
1978
2:02:05: A replica of the Liberty Bell on the grounds of the capitol in Little Rock, Arkansas
1978
2:02:06: White, Augusta P. Standing next to the Glenwood train engine
2:02:07: White, John I. Standing next to a replica of the Liberty Bell in Carson City, Nevada
1978
2:02:08: White, Augusta P. Standing next to a replica of the Liberty Bell on the grounds of the State House at Dover, Delaware
1978
2:02:09: A young girl standing next to a replica of the Liberty Bell on the grounds of the State House at Nashville, Tennessee
1978
2:02:10: White, John I. Standing next to a replica of the Liberty Bell in Dover, Delaware
1978
2:02:11: A replica of the Liberty Bell on the grounds of the capitol in Little Rock, Arkansas
1978
2:02:12: A replica of the Liberty Bell in Carson City, Nevada
1978
2:02:13: White, Augusta P. Standing next to a replica of the Liberty Bell in Dover, Delaware
1978
2:02:14: White, Augusta P. Standing next to a replica of the Liberty Bell in Nashville, Tennessee
1978

Octagonal HousesReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 2, Folder 3

Container(s) Description Dates
box folder
2 3
2:03:01: Hollister's octagonal home in East Hartford, Connecticut
2:03:02: Hollister's octagonal home in East Hartford, Connecticut
1964
2:03:03: Hollister's octagonal home in East Hartford, Connecticut
1972
2:03:04: Octagonal home in Danbury, Connecticut
1973
2:03:05: Octagonal home in Danbury, Connecticut
2:03:06: Octagonal home in Danbury, Connecticut

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Container(s): Box 2, Folder 4

Proof sheets and negatives are also available in this folder.

Container(s) Description Dates
box folder
2 4
2:04:01: Head-Miller house, an octagonal home in Homer, New York
2:04:02: Wood home, an octagonal house in Hammondsport, New York
October, 1974
2:04:03: Kellog House, an octagonal home in St. Johnsbury, Vermont
2:04:04: Calderwood House, an octagonal home in St. Johnsbury, Vermont
2:04:05: Picture copy of the plans for an octagonal house
2:04:06: Picture copy of an illustration of the residence of O.S. Fowler, an octagonal house in Fishkill, New York
2:04:07: MISSING
2:04:08: Octagonal home in Danbury, Connecticut
2:04:09: Octagonal home in Danbury, Connecticut
2:04:10: Octagonal home in South ostelic, New York
presently the site of the Gladding International Sports Fishing Museum; duplicate of 2:04:13, SEE also: 2:04:12 and 2:09:07.
ca. 1900
2:04:11: Picture copy of an illustration of the residence of John Brown, an octagonal home in Williamsburg, New York
2:04:12: Gladding International Sports Fishing Museum at South Ostelic, an octagonal building in New York; opened in 1972
SEE also: 2:04:10 and 2:09:07.
2:04:13: Octagonal home in South ostelic, New York, ca. 1900; presently the site of the Gladding International Sports Fishing Museum
duplicate of 2:04:10, SEE also: 2:04:12 and 2:09:07.
2:04:14: Hollister's octagonal home in East Hartford, Connecticut
1973
2:04:15: Octagonal home in Danbury, Connecticut
2:04:16: Octagonal house in Hudson, Wisconsin. House was originally built in 1855 for Judge John Shaw Moffat
2:04:17: An unidentified woman, possibly Augusta P. White, standing in front of an octagonal house in Middletown, Connecticut

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Container(s): Box 2, Folder 5

Negatives and slides are also available in this folder.

Container(s) Description Dates
box folder
2 5
2:05:01: Color slide negative of an octagonal house on Portage St. in Westfield, New York
1971
2:05:02: Color slide negative of an octagonal house on Portage St. in Westfield, New York
1971
2:05:03: Octagonal house in San Francisco, California
2:05:04: Postcard of the Old Round Church, an octagonal building in Richmond, Vermont
2:05:05: White, John I. Standing outside of the octagonal house in East Hartford, Connecticut
2:05:06: Octagonal house at Chautauqua
1975
2:05:07: Museum in an octagonal building at Chautauqua
1975
2:05:08: Museum in an octagonal building at Chautauqua
1975
2:05:09: A light blue-green colored octagonal house in Laceyville, Pennsylvania
2:05:10: A light blue-green colored octagonal house in Laceyville, Pennsylvania
2:05:11: A light blue-green colored octagonal house in Laceyville, Pennsylvania
2:05:12: A light blue-green colored octagonal house in Laceyville, Pennsylvania
2:05:13: Octagonal house in Homer, New York
1974
2:05:14: Octagonal house in Cortland, New York
1974
2:05:15: White, John I. Standing outside of the octagonal house in East Hartford, Connecticut
2:05:16: White, John I. Standing outside of the octagonal house in East Hartford, Connecticut
2:05:17: Octagonal house
2:05:18: Octagonal house
2:05:19: Octagonal house in Guilford, Connecticut
2:05:20: Octagonal house in Bridgeport
1972
2:05:21: Octagonal house

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Container(s): Box 2, Folder 6

Container(s) Description Dates
box folder
2 6
2:06:01: Picture copy of blueprints for the ground and first floors of the Richards' house, an octagonal home in Watertown, Wisconsin
2:06:02: Picture copy of blueprints for the second and third floors of the Richards' house, an octagonal home in Watertown, Wisconsin
2:06:03: Picture copy of an engraving of Orson Squire Fowler, a writer and promoter of the octagon house fad of the 1850's
2:06:04: Octagonal house built in Elkhorn, Wisconsin, by Edward Elderkin in 1856. Photograph taken in
1972
2:06:05: Picture copy of blueprints for the first floor of the Elkhorn, Wisconsin, octagonal house
2:06:06: Picture copy of blueprints for the second floor of the Elkhorn, Wisconsin, octagonal house

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Container(s): Box 2, Folder 7

Negatives are also available in this folder.

Container(s) Description
box folder
2 7
2:07:01: Photograph of an octagonal building being used as a restaurant in Cortland on Homer Rd.; originally built in 1900
2:07:02: Octagonal house, labeled "Yale Residence, Village of Newport."
2:07:03: Ooctagonal house in Poplar Bluff
2:07:04: Octagonal house in Homer
2:07:05: Octagonal house in Cortland
2:07:06: Octagonal house in Constantia
2:07:07: Photograph of an octagonal house in Plainville
2:07:08: Octagonal house, formerly Otisco (Otrico?) School
2:07:09: Octagonal house, formerly Shaneateler School
2:07:10: Octagonal house in Siloam, Madison County
2:07:11: Parson residence on Tanner Rd., an octagonal house in Cedarvale or South Onondaga
2:07:12: Van Alden house, an octagonal building in Little Falls
2:07:13: Octagonal tower of a building in New York Mills, in a suburb of Utica
2:07:14: Octagonal tower of a building in New York Mills
2:07:15: Octagonal house in Richland
2:07:16: Small octagonal barn at Whitesboro, near 49 Main St
2:07:17: Octagonal museum at South Ostelic

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Container(s): Box 2, Folder 8

Negatives are also available in this folder.

Container(s) Description Dates
box folder
2 8
2:08:01: Octagonal house in Florida
1969
2:08:02: Octagonal house in Cortland, New York
1974.
2:08:03: Ooctagonal house in Homer, New York
1974.
2:08:04: Octagonal building, possibly a church
2:08:05: Octagonal school house on Sutton's Corners in Oswego County
2:08:06: Ooctagonal barn in Red Creek
2:08:07: Octagonal house in Geneva
2:08:08: Octagonal barn in Truxton
2:08:09: Octagonal house in Lysander
2:08:10: Octagonal house in Marathon
2:08:11: Octagonal barn near Hannibal
2:08:12: Ooctagonal barn near Holland Patent

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Container(s): Box 2, Folder 9

Negative blueprint and letter addressed to Mr. and Mrs. Charles M. Haines also available in this folder.

Container(s) Description Dates
box folder
2 9
2:09:01: Octagonal house in Danbury, Connecticut
2:09:02: Ooctagonal house in Northfield, Massachussetts
December, 1946
2:09:03: Octagonal house in Northfield, Massachussetts
December, 1946
2:09:04: Octagonal house in Battle Creek
April, 1974
2:09:05: Octagonal house at 159 North Ave. in Battle Creek
April, 1974
2:09:06: Octagonal house at 159 North Ave. in Battle Creek
April, 1974
2:09:07: Gladding International Sports Fishing Museum at South Ostelic, an octagonal building in New York; opened in 1972; built ca. 1900
SEE also: 2:04:10, 2:04:12, and 2:04:13.

OstrichesReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 2, Folder 10

Container(s) Description Dates
box folder
2 10
2:10:01: Cawston, Edwin and employee "plucking" or clipping the feathers of a hooded ostrich
2:10:02: Two young baby ostriches
2:10:03: Men and women in a factory, working with ostrich plumes
2:10:04: A woman behind the counter of a store that sell ostrich plumes
2:10:05: A young baby ostrich emerging from an incubator
2:10:06: Photograph for a postcard of three young boys on small wagon pulled by an ostrich at the Cawston Ostrich Farm at South Pasadena
duplicate of 2:11:13.
1928
2:10:07: Large number of fenced in ostriches
2:10:08: Large number of fenced in ostriches
2:10:09: A man clipping the feathers of a hooded ostrich while other men and women look on
2:10:10: Patterson, William. With a young baby ostrich emerging from its shell at the Pan-American Ostrich Ranch

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Container(s): Box 2, Folder 11

Container(s) Description Dates
box folder
2 11
2:11:01: An ostrich with a nest of eggs
ca. 1907
2:11:02: Ostriches on one of the six farms in the vicinity of Phoenix, Arizona
2:11:03: A man pulling the quills of a ostrich while two other men look on
2:11:04: An ostrich with its wings stretched out
2:11:05: A man standing on a fence and holding out something to an ostrich
ca. 1910
2:11:06: A man holding a rope tied to an ostrich with a bag over its head
2:11:07: An ostrich pulling a small wagon, entitled "Black Diamond, The Famous Trotting Ostrich."
2:11:08: Male employees of the Pan-American Ostrich Ranch relaxing on a Sunday at their bunkhouse
2:11:09: Five female workers and one male worker washing and drying the ostrich plumes at the Pan-American Ostrich Ranch
2:11:10: Pan-American Ostrich Ranch depicting birds in their holding pens and a wagon load of ostrich eggs
2:11:11: Patterson, William. Working with young baby ostriches in their pens
2:11:12: Two men clipping the feathers of an ostrich
2:11:13: Photograph for a postcard of three young boys on small wagon pulled by an ostrich at the Cawston Ostrich Farm at South Pasadena
duplicate of 2:10:06.
1928
2:11:14: A man standing by a corral at the Pan-American Ostrich Farm
2:11:15: A woman wearing a bonnet adorned with ostrich feathers, picture printed in the Washington Post
September 9, 1906

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Container(s): Box 2, Folder 12

Container(s) Description Dates
box folder
2 12
2:12:01: Color postcard from Norway depicting a building with a sod roof
2:12:02: A family of six with two horses and riders in the background next to their sod house
duplicate of 2:16:15.
ca. 1800's
2:12:03: A teacher, six girls, and four boys outside of a sod built schoolhouse in Gregory County, South Dakota
ca. 1880's
2:12:04: Interior of a sod house exhibit in the Old Court House at St. Louis
ca. 1970's

Sod Houses - CanadaReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 2, Folder 13

Container(s) Description Dates
box folder
2 13
2:13:01: Family before their sod house in Redvers, Saskatchewan, close to the Manitoba border, ca
1907
2:13:02: Family, including children in a wagon, before their sod house at Mankota, Saskatchewan
ca. 1900
2:13:03: Homesteader Ed Shafer sitting before his stove in a sod house near Plunkett, Saskatchewan
1909
2:13:04: Five men in front of a sod house in Manitoba
1883
2:13:05: Boissevain sod home, built of a combination of sod and wood
ca. 1880's
2:13:06: A home which appears to be built into a hillside
ca. 1890's
2:13:07: A sod home partially built into the ground with two men and a wagon and horses posed outside
c. 1880's
2:13:08: A man, Tim Starks, standing outside his sod home at Prairie Rose, Saskatchewan
1907
2:13:09: Tim Starks inside of his sod home. Also pictured are a bed and a piano
1907.

Sod Houses: ImplementsReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 2, Folder 14

Container(s) Description
box folder
2 14
2:14:01: Picture copy of an illustration of a plow used for cutting 12 inch strips of sod that was advertised in the 1897 catalogue of Sears, Roebuck, and Co. of Chicago, for $6.50. Negative of this illustration included in folder
2:14:02: Same sod cutting plow as 2:14:01

Sod Houses: KansasReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 2, Folder 15

Container(s) Description Dates
box folder
2 15
2:15:01: The first school house and schoolmaster, with a young boy, in District # 103, Decator Co., Kansas
2:15:02: A man in front of his sod shanty in Kansas
ca. 1880's.
2:15:03: Color postcard of a replica of a sod house at the Indian Museum in Oberlin, Kansas
2:15:04: Color slide negative of a sod house used as a half-way house in Kinsley, Kansas
May, 1961
2:15:05: A family of ten in front of their sod home in Western Kansas. Also pictured are three horses, a number of their cattle, and a plow

Sod Houses: NebraskaReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 2, Folder 16

Container(s) Description Dates
box folder
2 16
2:16:01: Hartley family of eight standing in front of their sod ranch house on the Middle Loup River in central Nebraska, Photo taken by Solomon D. Butcher
1886.
2:16:02: Two men and a woman by their sod house and crops in northwest Custer County, Nebraska
1890
2:16:03: White family, including Mrs. White, Hazel, Vinette, Mr. George White, Norval, Olive and Verner, in front of their home eight miles east of Haigler, in Dundy County, Nebraska
2:16:04: J.N. Butler sod house on Middle Loup near Jefferson, Custer County, Nebraska, The S.D. Butcher photo wagon is in the foreground of the photo
ca. 1886.
2:16:05: The four Chrisman sisters and their two horses posed before a sod house on their claim in Custer County, Nebraska, Photo taken by S. D. Butcher
duplicate of 2:16:05.
1887
2:16:06: Postcard of the four Chrisman sisters and their two horses posed before a sod house on their claim in Custer County, Nebraska, Photo taken by S.D. Butcher
duplicate of 2:16:05.
1887.
2:16:07: Mr. and Mrs. James McCrea and their grandson in front of their sod house at Berwyn, a few miles southeast of Broken Bow, Nebraska. A Mr. Juker sits on a reaper in the background. Photo taken by Solomon D. Solomon
1888
2:16:08: Ricketts family in front of their sod home in northwest Custer County. Photo taken by Solomon D. Butcher
2:16:09: Solomon D. Butcher with his camera
2:16:10: Moses Speese family, black homesteaders near Westerville, Custer County, Nebraska, in front of their sod home, 1888. Photo taken by Solomon D. Butcher
2:16:11: Shores family, black homesteaders near Westerville, Custer County, Nebraska, in front of their two sod homes, 1887. Photo taken by Solomon D. Butcher
2:16:12: Teachers and students in front of a sod school in Custer County, Nebraska, ca. 1890. Photo taken by Solomon D. Butcher
2:16:13: Isadore Haumont family in front of their $500 "sod palace." This immigrant from Belgium built a two story sod house with three rooms upstairs, two downstairs and a lean-to addition for the kitchen in Custer County, Nebraska. The shingle roof and brick chimney indicate that the Haumonts were well-to-do. Photo taken by Solomon D. Butcher
duplicate of 2:16:14.
1886 or 1887
2:16:14: Postcard photo of the Isadore Haumont family in front of their "sod palace"
duplicate of 2:16:13.
2:16:15: Bachelor Andy Howland and his dog, preparing dinner in front of his sod shanty in Custer County Nebraska. Photo taken by Solomon D. Butcher
1886
2:16:16: A family of five in front of their sod home in Custer County, Nebraska. Photo taken by Solomon D. Butcher
1887
2:16:17: A family of six with two horses and riders in the background next to their sod house
duplicate enlargement of 2:12:02.
ca. 1800's
2:16:18: Solomon D. Butcher working on his collection in his office at the State University in
February, 1916
2:16:19: Breeding family in front of their sod home in West Union, Cluster County, Nebraska. Photo taken by Solomon D. Butcher
ca. 1886
2:16:20: Rice family in front of their sod house on Cliff Table, Round Valley, Custer County, Nebraska
1888
2:16:21: Two men in front of a blacksmith shop built of sod and a third man in a wagon drawn in West Union, Custer County, Nebraska
ca. 1886
2:16:22: Mr. and Mrs. Jake Plum with their two mules in front of their sod home in Rose Valley, East Custer County, Nebraska
1887 or 1888
2:16:23: Cram family in front of their sod home in Loup County, Nebraska
1886
2:16:24: Mr. Ingraham in front of his sod house in north Custer County, Nebraska
1886
2:16:25: A family, including a young boy in a swing, by their sod house, Custer County, Nebraska. Photo taken by Solomon D. Butcher
ca. 1886.
2:16:26: Postcard photo of a man in front of his sod house and cornfield in Custer County, Nebraska. Photo taken by Solomon D. Butcher
1889
2:16:27: Postcard photo of a man and his horse in front of a sod house in Custer County, Nebraska. Photo taken by Solomon D. Butcher
ca. 1880's

Sod Houses: OklahomaReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 2, Folder 17

Container(s) Description
box folder
2 17
2:17:01: Three women and two children outside of a sod house
2:17:02: A family in a sod house dug-out. Horses, a cow, and two buggies in the background
2:17:03: A sod school house with the teacher and pupils posing in front

Southern Pacific RailroadReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 2, Folder 18

Container(s) Description Dates
box folder
2 18
2:18:01: Rail track being laid on a bridge spanning a body of water
2:18:02: Rrail track being laid on two bridges spanning a body of water
2:18:03: Rail track being laid on a bridge spanning a body of water, with a Southern Pacific train on a set of tracks running along side of it
2:18:04: Men laying track next to a body of water
2:18:05: A train decorated with banners reading "The Imperial Excursion."
2:18:06: Portrait of E.M. Harriman, the Chairman of the Executive Committee and the President of the Southern Pacific Railroad Co. from
1901-1909

Standard TimeReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 2, Folder 19

Container(s) Description
box folder
2 19
2:19:01: Portrait of William F. Allen (1846-1915), Secretary of the General Time Convention and "Father of Standard Time;"
duplicate of 2:19:04.
2:19:02: Plaque dedicated to William F. Allen
2:19:03: Picture copy of an illustration of Charles F. Dowd
2:19:04: Picture copy of three individual portraits: John S. Allen, Vice-President of the National Railway Publication Company; Andrew J. Burns, Manager of the Official Guide and President of the National Railway Publication Company; and William F. Allen, one of the first editors of the Official Guide
(The latter portrait is a duplicate of 2:19:01.)

SteamboatsReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 2, Folder 20

Container(s) Description Dates
box folder
2 20
2:20:01: A steamboat and dock
ca. 1910
2:20:02: The Delta Queen steamboat
2:20:03: Postcard of the Delta Queen steamboat

TelegraphReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 2, Folder 21

Container(s) Description Dates
box folder
2 21
2:21:01: A group of men: Captain Butler, Mr. Burgess, Edmund Conway, Dr. Chismore, and an unknown man
2:21:02: Picture copy of an illustration of the terminal station of Collins Overland Telegraph at New Westminster, British Columbia. Sketched by F. L. Pope
ca. 1865
2:21:03: The Indian bridge across the Bulkley River at Hagwilget
2:21:04: The Indian bridge across the Bulkley River at Hagwilget
2:21:05: Picture copy of an illustration by F.L. Pope in 1866 depicting the Collins Overland party journeying from Bulkley House to Connelly Lake
2:21:06: Picture copy of an illustration by F.L. Pope in 1866 depicting the lean-to camp of the Colling Overland Telegraph Explorers
2:21:07: Illustration pulled from the Beaver, Summer 1971 edition depicting the Hudson Bay Company during winter

Photos by John I. WhiteReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 2, Folder 22

Negatives are also available in this folder.

Container(s) Description Dates
box folder
2 22
2:22:01: Proof sheet of 22 negatives depicting: John I. White, Augusta P. White, desert scenes, meteor rocks, plows, cattle, and a cook wagon
2:22:02: Proof sheet of 20 negatives depicting: plows, house, a church, a sod house, a building at Medicine Bow, and view of a valley with buildings
2:22:03: The two-story house built in 1916 by Isadore Haumont, photo taken in
By 1970, additions had been placed on the sod house including a porch, a tin roof, and wood siding.
October 1970
2:22:04: Isadore Haumont house, with Augusta P. White and two men in the foreground
1970
2:22:05: Isadore Haumont house, with Augusta P. White and two men in the foreground
1970

Ferris WheelReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 2, Folder 23

Container(s) Description Dates
box folder
2 23
2:23:01: Ferris at the Columbian Expo in
1893

Land OfficeReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 2, Folder 24

The negative is also available in this folder.

Container(s) Description
box folder
2 24
2:24:01: A large group of men gathered under a tent before a sign reading "Chart of the Townsite of Imperial."

London BridgeReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 2, Folder 25

Container(s) Description
box folder
2 25
2:25:01: A corner of the English Village at the Lake Havasu City end of London Bridge
2:25:02: A London red bus, which was converted into an ice cream parlour, by the London Bridge

Fort ApacheReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 2, Folder 26

Container(s) Description Dates
box folder
2 26
2:26:01: Fort Apache
ca. 1884

John I. WhiteReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 2, Folder 27

Container(s) Description Dates
box folder
2 27
2:27:01: White, John I. Carrying a guitar case and standing next to a sign that points out the direction of Death Valley Junction, Beatty, Shoshone, and Barstow
(SEE 1:09:19.) Nitrate negative is in cold storage.
1933.
2:27:02: White, John I. Next to the 20-mule wagon used for hauling Borax out of Death Valley
Duplicate of 01:09:14.
1933.
2:27:03: White, John I. With Romaine Lowdermilk and Lewis C. White mounted on horseback wearing cowboy hats at Wickenburg, Arizona
Nitrate negative is in cold storage.
1924.
2:27:04: White, John I. With Romaine Lowdermilk and Lewis C. White mounted on horseback at Wickenburg, Arizona
1924
2:27:05: White, John I. With Romaine Lowdermilk and Lewis C. White at Wickenburg, Arizona
duplicate of 1:19:04 and1:09:16. Nitrate negative is in cold storage.
1924
2:27:06: White, John I. At Wickenburg, Arizona
1924
2:27:07: White, John I. Playing the guitar while another man plays the harmonica
(SEE 2:27:09.) Nitrate negative is in cold storage.
2:27:08: White, John I. Playing the guitar for his two brothers while sitting on a fence, Wickenburg, Arizona
(SEE 1:09:18.) Nitrate negative is in cold storage.
1933.
2:27:09: White, John I. Playing the guitar while another man looks on
(SEE 2:27:07.) Nitrate negative is in cold storage.
2:27:10: White, John I. Playing the guitar while crouching down by a wall
Nitrate negative is in cold storage.
2:27:11: White, John I. With wife Augusta on the 20-mule wagon used for hauling Borax out of Death Valley
duplicate of 1:09:13.
1933
2:27:12: White, John I. Portrait with guitar, by H. Tarr Co. (New York)
duplicate of 1:09:09.
1930
2:27:13: White, John I. Portrait of the cowboy-singer with guitar, by Apeda (New York), signed 'To Gus, from "Cowboy Joe
duplicate of 1:09:06.
1927"

Negatives without printsReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 2, Folder 28

Container(s) Description Dates
box folder
2 28
2:28:01: White, John I. Portrait
2:28:01a: White, Augusta P. Portrait
2:28:02: Man and woman standing outside with mountains in the background
Nitrate negative is in cold storage.
ca. 1930's.
2:28:03: Man (Jim) at a card table, putting together a small replica of a house with a woman reading on the couch behind it
Nitrate negative is in cold storage.
1933.
2:28:04: Man (Jim) at a card table, putting together a small replica of a house with a woman reading on the couch behind it
Nitrate negative is in cold storage.
1933.
2:28:05: White, John I. With Romaine Lowdermilk and Lewis C. White at Wickenburg, Arizona
(SEE 2:27:05.) Nitrate negative is in cold storage.
1924.
2:28:06: White, John I. With Romaine Lowdermilk and Lewis C. White at Wickenburg, Arizona
Nitrate negative is in cold storage.
1924.
2:28:07: Children playing with a miniature ticket booth
(Note reads, "APW at 2.5 years, neg. by Olson.") Nitrate negative is in cold storage.
2:28:08: Children playing with a miniature ticket booth
Nitrate negative is in cold storage.
2:28:09: Children playing in a small wooden playhouse
Nitrate negative is in cold storage.
2:28:10: Young girl on a swing
Nitrate negative is in cold storage.
2:28:11: Young boy's picture on a photo album page
(Note reads, "John Irvin White, 1905 at 3 years")
2:28:12: Young girl wearing a large hat and standing by a tree