Ernest Dupille travelogue and photographs, 1914  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Dupille, Ernest.
Ernest Dupille travelogue and photographs
1914 (inclusive)
2 boxes, (1.5 linear ft. )
Collection Number
Consists of a travelogue and 49 black & white silver gelatin photographs that document Vaudeville performer Ernest Dupille's travels across the United States, focusing mainly on the western states, in 1914. Dupille's handwritten observations are contained in a notebook entitled "Travels of a troubador" and include facts and impressions of the places and people he encountered, but he does not include much information on his performances. Black and white photographs include scenic views, Dupille posing with local people, photographs of Native Americans, etc.
Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library, Special Collections and Archives Division
Special Collections & Archives
Merrill-Cazier Library
Utah State University
Logan, UT
Telephone: 435-797-8248
Fax: 435-797-2880
Access Restrictions

Open to public research.

Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The text and photographs (49 black-and-white silver gelatin photographs, 24 x 17.5 cm. and smaller) document the travels across the country of Vaudeville performer Ernest Dupille in 1914. He traveled all over the western United States and wrote his observations down in a notebook entitled, "Travels of a Troubador" (58 pages of holograph text, single-sided). Dupille's observations include facts about the places visited and his perceptions of the people. The photographs include scenic views, Dupille posing with local people, and images of Native Americans. He does not, however, offer much comment on his performances.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use


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 Ernest Dupille travelogue and photographs must be obtained from the Special Collections Photograph Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Alternative Forms Available

View selected digitized images from the Ernest Dupille travelogue and photographs.

Preferred Citation

Ernest Dupille travelogue and photographs, 1914. (P0146). Utah State University. Special Collections & Archives Department.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Travelogue, "Travels of a Troubador", 1914Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 1

Container(s) Description Dates
box folder
1 1
1:01:01-03: Views of Niagara Falls, New York
1:01:04: Billboard advertising Dupille's act (along with others), Empress Theatre, Spokane, Washington
1:01:05: "Cowboy at Billings, Montana"
1:01:06: Dupille with Indian man, "Lone Elk," Butte, Montana
1:01:07: "Tulsa," an Annie Oakley look-alike
1:01:09: Dupille with a "Spokane Indian Chief" on horseback, Couer de Alene, Idaho
1:01:10: "‘Hindoos' at Victoria, B.C."
1:01:11: "Camp of Siwash Indians at Victoria B.C"
1:01:12: "Strait of San Juan de Fuca, between Vancouver & Victoria B.C."
1:01:13: "Piute Indians in the Mojave Desert"
1:01:14: View of the Mojave Desert
1:01:15-16: Dupille and orchard owner, Mr. Thom, with Japanese laborers in orange groves of the San Fernando Valley, California
1:01:17: View of cannon at Santa Monica, California
1:01:18: "Among the Cacti in California"
1:01:19: Dupille with a life preserver around him in San Diego, California
1:01:20: "Old Mission Bells in San Diego"
1:01:21: "Mexican Adobe Oven, Tia Juana Mexico"
1:01:22: "Ernest Dupille The Disciple of Drollery in Mexico" [outside saloon with locals]
1:01:23: Dupille in an automobile, La Jolla, California
1:01:24: Federal prisoners marching under armed guard, Point Loma, California
1:01:25: "After the Bull Fight Tia Juana Mexico" [Dupille holding a severed hoof]
1:01:26: "Billy B. Van, Beaumont Sisters, Lou Anger and Sophie Barnard at Mormon Temple, Salt Lake City Utah"
1:01:29: "Arrow-Head Springs, California"
1:01:30: Dupille with Cheyenne Indians on horseback
1:01:31: Osage Indian women with their horses
1:01:32: Cheyenne man Swift Horse and two women
1:01:33: Little Soldier, a Ponca Indian
1:01:34: Cut Finger and Blue Bird, Piutes
1:01:35: Chicksaw Indian women bathing
1:01:36: Sioux children and tepees
1:01:37: Cut Finger, Piute
1:01:38: Chocktaw Indians posing before tepees at the reservation

1:02:01:  Snapshot of DupilleReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 2

1:03:01:  Publicity photograph of Dupille, inscribedReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 3

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Billboards--West (U.S.)--Photographs.
  • Indians of North America--Photographs.
  • Vaudeville--United States.
  • Personal Names :
  • Dupille, Ernest.
  • Geographical Names :
  • West (U.S.)--Description and travel.
  • West (U.S.)--Description and travel--Photographs.
  • West (U.S.)--Pictorial works.