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    • 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?]
    • Ready for business

    • A Native American man poses on horseback in front of a backdrop with a landscape scene painted on it. The backdrop is part of a set for Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show at Earl's Court in England. The man wears one feather on the back of his head and...
    • Indians of North America--Clothing & dress--1890-1900.; Wild west shows--1880-1920.; Buffalo Bill, 1846-1917.; Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show.
    • [1892?]
    • Russian Cossacks

    • Two Russian Georgian Cossacks ride horses close together in a dirt arena during a performance of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show at Earl's Court in England. A third man rides in the left background. Georgians known to be in this photograph are: Ivane...
    • Wild west shows--1880-1920.; Buffalo Bill, 1846-1917.; Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show.; Cossacks--1880-1900.;Georgians (South Caucasians)--1880-1920.
    • [1892]
    • Mule and carriage

    • A mule pulling a carriage is stopped in front of a backdrop curtain for Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show. The backdrop has palm trees painted on it.
    • Wild west shows--1880-1920.; Carriages & coaches--1900-1910.; Mules--1900-1910.; Buffalo Bill, 1846-1917.; Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show.
    • [1901?]
    • 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]
    • U.S. Cavalry officers

    • Three U.S. cavalrymen pose on horseback in front of a backdrop in a dirt arena for Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show at Ambrose Park in Brooklyn, New York. The men wear dark uniforms and helmets with tassles hanging from them. The man in the center...
    • Wild west shows--1880-1920.; Cavalry.; Flag bearers.; Flags--American--1890-1900.; Buffalo Bill, 1846-1917.; Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show.
    • [1894?]
    • 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?]
    • Black Heart

    • Black Heart, 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 dark horse. He wears a long feather headdress and holds a round...
    • Indians of North America--Clothing & dress.; Wild west shows--1880-1920.; Black Heart.; Buffalo Bill, 1846-1917.; Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show.
    • [1892?]
    • Black Heart

    • Black Heart, 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 dark horse. He wears a long feather headdress and holds a round...
    • Indians of North America--Clothing & dress--1890-1900.; Wild west shows--1880-1920.; Black Heart.; Buffalo Bill, 1846-1917.; Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show.
    • [1892?]
    • Topic Theatre : dance hall and bar in connection

    • Interior two-story view of Topic Theater, 313-315 Myers Avenue, Cripple Creek, Colorado; scene includes private balconies, wooden paneling on ceiling & balconies, piano covered with protective dust cloth, and bronze railing around orchestra pit;...
    • Cripple Creek (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Interiors.; Theaters--Colorado--Cripple Creek--1890-1900.
    • [between 1893 and 1896]
    • Joe Esquival (also called Pedro) and Tony Esquival

    • Joe and Tony Esquivel pose on horseback in the foreground in front of a backdrop with a landscape scene painted on it for Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show. Four Native American men stand in the center background near the backdrop. Tony Esquivel rode...
    • Wild west shows--1880-1920.; Buffalo Bill, 1846-1917.; Esquivel, Pedro.; Esquivel, Tony.; Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show.
    • [between 1885 and 1900?]
    • Portrait of four women against a backdrop

    • Studio portrait of four women, possibly relatives of Oscar Troy, sitting in front of a small painted backdrop. Three of the women lean into each other and wear black dresses with straight sleeves and slightly puffed shoulders. The fourth woman...
    • Women--1890-1900.
    • [between 1890 and 1900?]
    • Indian group

    • A group of Native Americans poses on horseback in front of a backdrop for Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show at Earl's Court in England. Several of the men hold long spears, and some have feathers on the backs of their heads. A landscape scene is...
    • Wild west shows--1880-1920.; Spears.; Buffalo Bill, 1846-1917.; Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show.; Indians of North America.
    • [1892?]
    • Young boy on horseback

    • A young boy poses on horseback in front of a backdrop with a landscape scene painted on it, probably a set for Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show. The boy wears a cap and shorts with a jacket. A log rail fence stands along the backdrop.
    • Wild west shows--1880-1920.; Boys--1880-1900.; Horses--1880-1900.; Buffalo Bill, 1846-1917.; Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show.
    • [between 1885 and 1900?]
    • South American gauchos

    • Two South American gauchos in the cast of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show pose on horseback in front of a backdrop with a landscape scene painted on it at Earl's Court in England. The men wear narrow-brimmed hats and have scarves tied around their...
    • Wild west shows--1880-1920.; Gauchos.; Buffalo Bill, 1846-1917.; Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show.
    • [1892?]
    • Bucking

    • A cowboy rides a bucking horse in a dirt arena during a performance of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show at Earl's Court in England. A landscape scene is painted on the backdrop at the far end of the arena. The tops of numerous buildings are visible in...
    • Wild west shows--1880-1920.; Broncos.; Buffalo Bill, 1846-1917.; Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show.
    • [1892?]
    • Portrait of a baby

    • Studio portrait of a baby propped up in a chair covered with a tapestry. The child wears a light colored dress. Shows a backdrop with trees in the distance.
    • Infants--1890-1910.
    • [between 1891 and 1901?]
    • Portrait of a woman

    • Full length studio portrait of a woman in a dark colored dress with hemline pleats, elaborate embroidery, a light colored bodice and a hat. The woman stands on an ornate rug in front of a studio backdrop.
    • Women--1890-1910.
    • [between 1891 and 1901?]
    • Portrait of a boy

    • Full length studio portrait of a young boy who poses against a painted backdrop. The boy wears knickers, an embroidered middy style jacket, boots and a Civil War style hat. The boy has straight hair and bangs. He leans on prop rocks and stands on...
    • Boys--1890-1910.; Clothing & dress--1890-1910.; Studio props--1890-1910.
    • [between 1890 and 1905?]
    • Portrait of a woman and baby

    • Studio portrait of a woman in a dress with a fitted bodice, vertical pleats, buttons and a rounded collar. Her hair is braided and in a bun. A baby poses beside the woman and wears a dress with capped sleeves. They pose in front a painted backdrop.
    • Infants--1890-1910.; Women--1890-1910.
    • [between 1890 and 1905?]
    • Portrait of a woman

    • Studio portrait of an African American (Black) woman. She wears a corset under a fitted basque with buttons and flared sleeves, drop earrings, a ribbon tied around her neck with a bow to the side, a full skirt, and fingerless gloves. She stands...
    • African Americans--1890-1910.; Studio props--1890-1910.; Women--1890-1910.
    • [between 1890 and 1905?]
    • Portrait of men

    • Studio bust portrait of three men with side-parted hairstyles, moustaches and pompadours. The men wear suits with vests, starched collars and bow ties. Shows a painted backdrop.
    • Men--1890-1910.; Mustaches--1890-1910.
    • [between 1890 and 1905?]
    • Portrait of an infant

    • Studio portrait of a baby in a dress with ribbon bows tied at the shoulders and a gathered bodice in checkered fabric. Shows a lace curtain backdrop.
    • Infants--1890-1910.
    • [between 1890 and 1905?]
    • Portrait of a young man

    • Studio portrait of a young man with his hair parted on the side. He wears a suit with probably grosgrain binding, a tie and watch chain, and a derby hat. Shows a painted backdrop and an upholstered chair.
    • Men--1890-1910.
    • [between 1890 and 1905?]
    • 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?]
    • Scottish dancers

    • Colin Ross is one of four young Scot dancers posing with two adult bagpipers in front of a painted backdrop. Their costumes include kilts, waistcoats, sporrans, tams with feathers, kilt hose, garter flashes, and ghillie brogues.
    • Scottish Americans--Dance--1880-1910.; Bagpipes--1880-1910.; Dancers--1880-1910.; Ross, Colin, folk dancer.
    • [between 1880 and 1910?]
    • The whole tribe of Sioux Indians

    • A group of Native American Sioux (Lakota) men, members of "The Red Man spectacle and Red Indian camp," pose in front of a painted backdrop of Yellowstone Falls in the dirt arena in Empress Hall, at the Golden West and American Industries Exhibition...
    • Dakota Indians--Clothing & dress--England--London--1900-1910.; Indians of North America--England--London--1900-1910.; Teton Indians--England--London--1900-1910.; Earl's Court (London, England)--1900-1910.; London (England)--1900-1910.; Studio...
    • 1909
    • Indians, Pueblo Hopi, arts & crafts, kachina dolls

    • View of a display of Native American Hopi Pueblo kachina dolls, baskets, and a woven blanket in front of a mirror backdrop.
    • Hopi baskets--1900-1930.; Hopi Indians--Arts & crafts--1900-1930.; Hopi textile fabrics--1900-1930.; Indians of North America--Arts & crafts--1900-1930.; Kachina dolls--1900-1930.; Pueblo Indians--Spiritual life--1900-1930.
    • [between 1900 and 1930?]
    • Bratt brothers

    • Studio portrait of the Bratt brothers (railroad pioneers) shows the four men in sack coats and vests standing around a decorative prop concrete ballustrade with a painted landscape backdrop behind them. Two children sit in front of the ballustrade.
    • Gunnison (Colo.)--1880-1890.; Families--Colorado--Gunnison--1880-1890.; Railroad employees--Colorado--Gunnison--1880-1890.
    • [1883]
    • Teluride [sic] Colo, June 9 1883, L D Emery

    • Standing studio portrait of L. D. Emery, Telluride, Colorado. Young man with neatly trimmed goatee wears leather pants, jacket, vest, and hat with turned up brim. His hair curls out from under the hat. Emery has a rifle stood on end in front him...
    • Telluride (Colo.)--1880-1890.; Emery, L. D.
    • [1883]
    • Mrs. Bishop at Newcastle

    • Mrs. Isabella Bird Bishop poses for a full-length studio portrait. She wears earrings and a long ruffled gown with a low neckline. A painted backdrop is in the background.
    • Women--1880-1890.; Bishop, Isabella Bird.
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    • Portrait of a man

    • Studio portrait of a man who sits with his legs crossed in an upholstered chair, in a naturalistic pose, with his arms resting on the arms of the chair. He wears an overcoat and suit with a neck tie. His short, neat hair is parted on the side and...
    • Men--1890-1900.
    • 1891
    • Portrait of a woman

    • Full length studio portrait of a woman in a dark colored dress with hemline pleats, elaborate embroidery, a light colored bodice and a hat. The woman stands on an ornate rug in front of a studio backdrop.
    • Women--1890-1910.
    • [between 1891 and 1901?]
    • Portrait of a man

    • Studio portrait of a man with a side parted hairstyle. The man holds a felt hat, wears a suit and overcoat and poses beside studio prop carved pillars and a decorative iron gate by a painted backdrop.
    • Men--1890-1910.; Studio props--1890-1910.
    • [between 1890 and 1905?]
    • Portrait of a man

    • Studio portrait of a man with a handlebar moustache, a side parted hairstyle and a curl above his forehead. The man wears a sack suit, a bandana tie and a watch fob chain. The man leans against a wooden fence prop and stands in front of a painted...
    • Men--1890-1910.
    • [between 1890 and 1905?]
    • Portrait of a woman

    • Two studio portraits (one inverted) of a woman with an upswept hairstyle with a twist on top of her head. The woman wears a blouse with a high collar and a ruffled yoke. Shows a painted backdrop.
    • Women--1890-1910.
    • [between 1890 and 1905?]
    • Scottish dancers

    • Colin Ross is one of five young Scot dancers posing with a bagpiper and another man, possibly an instructor, in front of a painted backdrop. Their costumes include kilts, waistcoats, sporrans, tams with feathers, kilt hose, garter flashes, and...
    • Scottish Americans--Dance--1880-1910.; Bagpipes--1880-1910.; Dancers--1880-1910.; Ross, Colin, folk dancer.
    • [between 1880 and 1910?]
    • Cowboys at the Golden West Exhibition

    • Two cowboys from "The Red Man spectacle and Red Indian camp" pose near a painted backdrop in the dirt arena in Empress Hall, at the Golden West and American Industries Exhibition in Earl's Court, London, England. One wears goat fur chaps...
    • Earl's Court (London, England)--1900-1910.; London (England)--1900-1910.; Clothing & dress--England--London--1900-1910.; Cowboys--England--London--1900-1910.; Exhibitions--England--London--1900-1910.; Golden West and American (U.S.A.) Industries...
    • 1909
    • 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?]
    • Jubjub Bird

    • An irregularly shaped tree stump, possibly a Limber Pine, stands in the foreground against the sky as a backdrop, probably in Stump Flats west of Apex in Gilpin County, Colorado. Photographer titled the image "Jubjub Bird."
    • Limber pine--Gilpin County--Apex--1930-1950.; Apex (Colo.)--1930-1950.; Gilpin County (Colo.)--1930-1950.; Tree stumps--Colorado--Apex--1930-1950.
    • [between 1935 and 1950?]
    • Portrait of a man

    • Full length studio portrait of a man who poses with his hand resting on a rustic wooden bench. He wears a short overcoat, bowler hat, and neck tie. His other hand rests behind his back. Shows an ornate backdrop and drape.
    • Men--1890-1900.; Studio props--1890-1900.
    • 1891
    • Portrait of a boy

    • Studio portrait of a young boy who sits on a studio prop that resembles a wall against a painted backdrop. The boy wears an embroidered middy styled jacket, knickers, boots and a Civil War style hat. The boy has straight hair and bangs.
    • Boys--1890-1910.; Clothing & dress--1890-1910.; Studio props--1890-1910.
    • [between 1890 and 1905?]
    • Skeleton and skulls

    • Studio photograph of a human skeleton which stand beside a table with animal skulls probably from a cat and a mountain lion, a mummified human head, skulls, and a glass and pitcher of water. Mummified human leg bones and a pelvis lean against a...
    • Bones--1890-1910.; Skeletons--1890-1910.; Skulls--1890-1910.
    • [between 1890 and 1905?]
    • Portrait of a girl

    • Studio portrait of a girl with a plaid dress, a lace yoke and leather boots. The girl stands on a wicker chair in front of a painted backdrop.
    • Chairs--1890-1910.; Girls--1890-1910.; Wicker furniture--1890-1910.
    • [between 1890 and 1905?]
    • Portrait of a man and woman

    • Full length studio portrait of a man and woman. The man is wearing a morning suit and is seated in an upholstered chair. The woman stands near an ornately carved table with her gloved hand resting on a book. Her two-piece dress is made of a heavy...
    • Couples.--1890-1895.
    • [between 1890 and 1895?]
    • Portrait of a man and two women

    • Studio portrait of two women and a man with their backs to the camera. The man, who sits between the two women, wears a straw hat and faces straight ahead. The faces of the two women are shown in profile. One woman wears a light colored print dress...
    • Men--1890-1900.; Women--1890-1900.
    • [between 1890 and 1900?]
    • Ti-su-yo, son of Chief Now-way

    • Standing studio portrait of Ti-su-yo, son of Chief Mow-way? Native American Comanche, wearing a shirt with a neck scarf, leggings, moccasins, a blanket around his waist, animal fur skins over his braids and holding a rifle in front of a painted...
    • Comanche Indians--1890-1910.; Indians of North America--1890-1910.; Clothing & dress--1890-1910.; Mow-way--Family.; Ti-su-yo.
    • [between 1890 and 1910?]
    • Mrs. VanKleeck

    • Three-quarter length, standing studio portrait of Mrs. Ellen Goodhue Van Kleeck, Denver philanthropist; arrived in Colorado 1880; wife of Henry Van Kleeck, Denver financier. Right and bottom edges of backdrop are visible.
    • Philanthropists--Colorado--Denver--1880-1900.; Women--Colorado--Denver--1880-1900.; Van Kleeck, Ellen Goodhue, d. 1928.
    • [between 1886 and 1901]
    • Charley Washakie, Shoshone

    • Full-length, standing profile portrait of Charley Washakie, a Shoshone Native American man; subject wearing feather headdress and standing on fur rug; painted backdrop depicts window.
    • Indians of North America--Portraits--1890-1900.; Shoshoni Indians--1890-1900.; Indians of North America--Clothing & dress--1890-1900.; Washakie, Charley.
    • c1899
    • M. L. Morrison, T. R. Morrison

    • Studio portrait of M. L. and T. R. Morrison, Gunnison, Colorado; shows the brothers behind a decorative ballustrade prop with a painted backdrop of vegetation. They wear loose fitting sack coats, trousers and vests.
    • Gunnison (Colo.)--1880-1890.; Families--Colorado--Gunnison--1880-1890.; Morrison, M. L.; Morrison, T. R.
    • [between 1883 and 1889]

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