How The West Was Fun

25 items show the unique history of the American West.
Curated by Jack Petty

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This gallery has 25 objects

bag- tobacco- Liggett & Meyers Tobacco Co.- Durham, NC- paper- string- muslin- Printed on label: Duke's/Mixture/NONE GENUINE WITHOUT/THIS/SIGNATURE/W duke ...
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bracelet- Southwest- silver- turquoise- ornate- Dress and Adornment - Personal Adornment and Ritual Regalia. Bracelet - silver, three bands with ornate desi...
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buffalo skull- horn- horn caps- large- nose to eye sockets- left- bolted on- broken- skull- buffalo- Ritual and Recreation: Ritual, Curing and Cult Objects. ...
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candelabra- cast- brass- floral- claws- scroll- gargoyle- Candelabra. Cast brass with ornate scroll and leaf motifs, some polished survfaces and some finely ...
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capote- Montana- Blackfeet- Wool- hide- claws- green- stripes- (3) three point- black- Red- bear- seed beads- fringe- yellow- trade cloth- cream color- Hudso...
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cap- Northern Plains- cloth- black bear fur- commercially tanned- wire- buffalo horn- Status Symbols and Insignia of Office. Buffalo horn cap. Commerically...
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cigarette case- Fort Belknap Indian Reservation- hide- Beads- deer- green- black- insert- White- seed- orange- cardboard- snap closure- Lucky Strike logo- Ri...
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Sculpture- Cosmos- Jackson, Harry- egg tempera- bronze- stampede- back: (copyright mark)/ CS11P/ (copyright mark)- back: Harry Jackson 96/ Harry Jackson/ 1997
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figurine- Pueblo- green- paint- clay- Red- White- pot- geometric- storyteller- human- Ritual and Recreation: Unclassified. Seated human figure holding pot; ...
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firearm- case- can- box, cartridge- mold, bullet- flask, powder- wrench, nipple- Eley Bros., London, England- Colt's Cartridge Works, Hartford, CT, U.S.A.- S...
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Print- Grizzly Hunter- Coleman, Michael- Etching on paper- Mountain Man- Written in pencil, bottom of image: Dedication Proof 2/3 Michael Coleman [in image...
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hat- Oglala Sioux- Her Many Horses, Emil- metal- leather- fabric- Beads- silk- feathers- felt- peyote bird- zigzag- interior top: F/ SELECT/ QUALITY/ SILK H...
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jacket- Apsáalooke- Crow- Montana- horse- hair- dyed horse hair- cloth- Beads- glass beads- green- paint- pigment- blue- purple- dyed- fringe- yellow- bindin...
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kachina- Southwestern- painted- black- feathers- wooden- glue- Ritual and Recreation: Ritual, Curing and Cult Objects. Wooden, painted with black feathers g...
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lunchbox- Alladin Corp- plastic- steel- blue- handle- horse- Annie Oakley- Lettering: Annie Oakley and Tagg- Child's lunchbox, steel with blue plastic handle...
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Sculpture- Man Moving Log With Spear- Proctor, Alexander Phimister- plaster- spears- Man- naked- log
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mask- Apache- rawhide- paint- black- husks- Red- corn- Ritual and Recreation: Ritual, Curing and Cult Objects. Rawhide oval with point at bottom; bottom thi...
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poster- Other- paper- printed- horse- woman- gun- Spanish- Winchester Repeating Arms Co. New Haven Conn. U.S.A.- Top: USENSE ARMAS/WINCHESTER/PARA TODOS MOD...
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pictograph- Northern Plains- Yankton Sioux- hide- painted- deer- Man on horse- Communication and Media of Exchange: Writing and Records. Tanned with painted...
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pipe tomahawk- Northern Plains- Sioux- hide- wood- cotton- Beads- deer- Print- lazy stitch- handle- fringe- head- seed- burnt- tanned- pewter- floral- Ritual...
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toy- television- Schopper- tin- horse- mountain- Lassos- Cowboy- bottom rear left corner: [trademark symbol - swan in a circle] SCHOPPER/MADE IN WESTERN GERM...
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Sculpture- The Broncho Buster (large)- Remington, Frederic- Roman Bronze Works- bronze- horse- Cowboy- Right top of Base: Copyright BY/ Frederic Remington, R...
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Sculpture- The Old Soak- Russell, Charles M.- wood- mixed media- Figure- On jug: A Jug Full/of/Good Wishes/For Mr. and Mrs./Lewis/From CMR (skull) 1914- wood...
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trailer- Feather bonnet- Plains- feather fluffs- brass- golden eagle feathers- red wool- ermine- felt- Cotton cloth- glass beads- beads, bone beads, abalone ...
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Painting- Where Elegance Meets Fear- Palmore, Tom- acrylic on canvas- mountain lion- lrc: Palmore
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Buffalo Phil's deep thoughts

Love your title and the wonderful, whimsical objects you've found to support it, Jack! You've done some serious searching to find some of these objects, many of which I'm not familiar with- well done!


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Marg2309's deep thoughts

I really like the eclectic mix here. The Palmore mountain lion is always my favorite. Have you seen it in person? That kitty is four feet square! Harry Jackson's Cosmos has an interesting story for me. I had a conversation with Harry one time, asking how many cattle were in the sculpture? He replied, "@#%&*^@#, I don't know!"