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Pronghorn
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NH.305.48 | Gift of Leading Edge Taxidermy | Pronghorn | Antilocapra americana | Mammalia | 305.48.JPG

The Wild, Spectac...
Wyeth, N.C. | Painting | oil...
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44.83 | 1904-1905 | H: 38.125 in, width: 26 in, Frame height: 46.25 in, Frame width: 34.125 in | The Wild, Spectacular Race for Dinner | Gift of John M. Schiff | In 1904, N.C. Wyeth made his first trip out West, even though as a young art student he had already obtained several commissions for Western illustrations. He worked for three weeks on a cattle roundup in Colorado which provide the inspiration for a series of paintings about cowboys. | LRC: N.C. Wyeth/Cottonwood Camp/1904 | Catalog rasionne: N.C. Wyeth: Catlaog Raisonne of Paintings, Volume one, Christine B. Podmaniczky, Scala Publishers Limited, London 2008, page 135 | 44.83.jpg | 44.83.web.jpg | 44.83.jpg | 44.83.JPG | 44.83.jpg | Animal | Group | Cowboy | Painting | oil on canvas | Wyeth, N.C.

1999.17.290
Smith & Wesson, Springfield,...
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1999.17.290 | ca. 1940 | L: 9.75 in | Gift of Janet Jerome and daughters in memory of John K. Jerome | Warning plate on stock. Sling. 137 sold as collector's items in 1975. Condition: 100%. Mint, unfired. Purchased 7-10-76 from Harry Kamenski of Columbus, GA. Manufactured: 1227. | Light Rifle Mark 1 | 9 m/m | 209 mk 1 | 1999.17.290v1.jpg | 1999.17.290v2.jpg | firearm | blue, plastic | rifle | Smith & Wesson, Springfield, MA

Swallow-tailed Kite
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DRA.304.17 | Original Buffalo Bill Museum collection | Swallow-tailed Kite | Elanoides forficatus | Aves | dra.304.17.v1.jpg | dra.304.17.v2.jpg | dra.304.17.jpg

1.69.727
spurs | rowls | hand forged ...
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1.69.727 | ca. 1920 | L: 6 in, width: 3.25 in | Gift of Irving H. "Larry" Larom Estate | Pair of Mexican hand forged iron spurs with silver insets on off heel sides, typical Mexican rowls. | 1.69.727.JPG | spurs | rowls | hand forged | silver | iron

1988.8.423
firearm
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1988.8.423 | L: 62.8 in, Barrel length: 35 in, H: 11.5 in | Gift of the Olin Corporation, Winchester Arms Collections | no written record for this firearm. | Win MG Exp 50M cal | 50 | W448 | 1988.8.423.jpg | firearm | rifle

Hickok and Cody
Ross, Thom | Painting | acry...
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12.98.2 | 1998 | H: 48 in, width: 60 in, Frame height: 50.25 in, Frame width: 62 in | Hickok and Cody | Gift of Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Weiss | Left: Wild Bill (James Butler Hickok, 1837-1876) Wild Bill, a gunfighter, lawman, and scout, was usually mild-mannered and courteous; when aroused he was deadly, supposedly never missing a target with his ever-present pair of Colt 1851 Navy revolvers. Right: Buffalo Bill (William Frederick Cody, 1846-1917) Before Buffalo Bill began his international career as a showman in 1882, he trapped, mined, scouted, rode Pony Express, soldiered, hunted buffalo, guided and drove a stage. | label on verso: ALLISON/BEEMAN FINE ARTS SERVICES, INC./ 55 S. Atlantic, Suite 407/ Seattle, WA 98134/ phone 206-682-8580/ fax 202-621-7577 [right side of the label joined together:] AB [round white label llc in red:] 61 | ulc: Ross | 12.98.2.jpg | 12.98.2.jpg | 12.98.2.jpg | 12.98.2.jpg | 12.98.2.jpg | 12.98.2.web.jpg | Hickok, James Butler "Wild Bill" | Cody, W.F. | Painting | acrylic on canvas | Ross, Thom

Yellowstone Lilies
Fillerup, Mel | Painting | o...
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6.05 | 2004 | sight height: 51.5 in, sight width: 45 in, Frame height: 60.25 in, Frame width: 54.25 in, frame depth: 2.25 in, H: 52 in, width: 46 in | Yellowstone Lilies | William E. Weiss Purchase Award - 2005 Buffalo Bill Art Show | Inspired by several sketching sessions, this painting portrays an ideal image of Yellowstone beauty, not one limited to a specific site. "Among the wonders of Yellowstone National Park are several lakes and streams which are covered with luxurious mountain lilies. One such lake is Isa Lake on Craig Pass. Another is along DeLacy Creek between West Thumb and Old Faithful. I have, with much joy, painted at both locations several times," wrote the artist. | 6.05.jpg | 6.05.jpg | 6.05.web.jpg | Painting | oil on canvas | Mel Fillerup (b. 1924) Yellowstone Lilies 2004, oil on canvas William E. Weiss Purchase Award-2005 Buffalo Bill Art Show, 6.05 Inspired by several sketching sessions, this painting portrays an ideal image of Yellowstone beauty, not one limited to a specific site. "Among the wonders of Yellowstone National Park are several lakes and streams which are covered with luxurious mountain lilies. One such lake is Isa Lake on Craig Pass. Another is along DeLacy Creek between West Thumb and Old Faithful. I have, with much joy, painted at both locations several times," wrote the artist. | Mel Fillerup (1924-2010) Yellowstone Lilies 2004, oil on canvas William E. Weiss Purchase Award–2005 Buffalo Bill Art Show 6.05 | Fillerup, Mel

1988.9.1
Colt Patent Firearms Manufac...
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1988.9.1 | 1879 | Barrel length: 7.5 in, H: 5.125 in, overall length: 13 in | Gift of Lillian E. Herring in memory of Major William H. Herring | Colt model 1873 "Frontier" single action Army revolver, engraved, silver plated with mother of pearl grips | Model 1873 | .44 | 51193 | 1988.9.1.JPG | 1988.9.1.jpg | firearm | revolver | Colt Patent Firearms Manufacturing Co., Hartford, Connecticut

American Bison
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DRA.305.91 | American Bison | Bison bison | Mammalia | 305.91.jpg

1.69.705
flag | fringe | fabric | gol...
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1.69.705 | L: 36 in, width: 60 in | New Wyoming state flag made out of silk type fabric with gold fringe, n.d. | 1.69.705.jpg | 1.69.705v2.jpg | 1.69.705.JPG | flag | fringe | fabric | gold | silk type

NA.403.221
Blackfoot | Kainai | Canada ...
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NA.403.221 | ca. 1870 | width: 20 in, L: 13 in | The Paul Dyck Plains Indian Buffalo Culture Collection, acquired through the generosity of the Dyck family and additional gifts of the Nielson Family and the Estate of Margaret S. Coe | Fully beaded mask bordered or fringed in feathers - typical of Blackfoot or Blackfeet. "Star" on either side, as well as "boxed hourglass." yellow looped beads at eye holes = "Thunder" Feat in book, "American Indian Horse Masks," 206. by Michael Condrey, pg. 31. | NA.403.221.v1.jpg | NA.403.221.v2.jpg | horse mask | silk ribbon | cotton thread | tanned hide | glass beads | common raven feathers | Blackfoot | Kainai | Canada

American Bison
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DRA.305.89 | American Bison | Bison bison | Mammalia | 305.89.jpg

Custer's Last Sta...
American Show Print, Milwauk...
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1.69.421 | c. 1912 | sight height: 27.25 in, sight width: 41.375 in, Frame height: 34.188 in, Frame width: 47.875 in, frame depth: 1.75 in | Custer's Last Stand/Greatest Motion Picture Ever Conceived or Constructed | Printed at top: Custer's Last Stand/Greatest Motion Picture Ever Conceived or Constructed, Printed bottom center: Montana Motion Picture Co. Sole Owners and Exhibitors, Printed LRC: American/Show Print/Milwaukee Co./8570 | Original colored lithograph poster, multi-scene advertisement. | 1.69.421.JPG | Multi-Scene | Custer | advertisement | poster | original colored | lithograph | American Show Print, Milwaukee Co.

1993.8.26
Feltman Products, Coney Isla...
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1993.8.26 | about 1935 | L: 36 in, Barrel length: 14 in, H: 8 in | Gift of Thomas K. Hutchinson | [right receiver] Feltman Pneumatic | Machine Gun | Pat. in USA | other Pats. Pend. | Mfd. by Feltman Products | Coney Island, N.Y. | Fully automatic; pneumatic; patterned after the Model 1928 Thompson submachine gun. | .177 | 1993.8.26v2.jpg | 1993.8.26v1.jpg | 1993.8.26.JPG | firearm | gum wood | steel | rifle | airgun | Feltman Products, Coney Island, NY

NA.503.5
Northern Plains | Sioux | ho...
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NA.503.5 | ca. 1885 | arrow length: 32.25 in | Mr. and Mrs. Royal B. Hassrick Collection | Ritual and Recreation: Games and Gambling Accessories of Games. Round wooden hoop laced with rawhide thongs, painted yellow and blue. Two arrows with carved tips and feathers with horse hair on upper end. | NA.503.5A-C.JPG | hoop and arrow game | wood | pigment | Horse Hair | feathers | rawhide thongs | Northern Plains | Sioux

Berliner
Butterfield, Deborah | Sculp...
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17.98 | 1989 | H: 34.5 in, width: 16 in, L: 48 in | Berliner | Gift of Mr. and Mrs. W.D. Weiss | Nearly everyone who sees Deborah Butterfield’s bronze sculpture, Berliner, could swear the abstract horse is comprised of wood. Actually, it is . . . sort of. A foundry makes molds of individual wooden sticks and casts them in bronze for Butterfield who bends, cuts, and welds the bronze sticks into an armature or skeleton for a horse sculpture. She adds more sticks to fill out the form, applies a patina to the surface, heats the bronze, and adds several coats of pigment and chemicals—all to make the finished bronze look like real wood. See for yourself in the Whitney Gallery of Western Art. CAPTION: Deborah Butterfield (b. 1949). Berliner, 1989. Bronze. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. W.D. Weiss. 17.98 | 17.98.jpg | 17.98.web.jpg | 17.98 v1.jpg | 17.98 v2.jpg | horse | Sculpture | bronze | Deborah Butterfield (b. 1949) Berliner 1989, bronze Walla Walla Foundry Gift of Mr. and Mrs. W.D. Weiss 17.98 Butterfield has created sculptures of horses for more than twenty years. The artist’s inspiration comes from her own horses as well as found materials such as wood or discarded car parts. To make Berliner, she first constructed a model from pieces of wood and then had the model cast into bronze. | Butterfield, Deborah

Indian Warrior
Proctor, Alexander Phimister...
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4.08.2 | 1896-1899 | width: 30.5 in, depth: 10.5 in, H: 38.625 in, L: 37.1875 in, Diameter: .25 in, L: 3.625 in, L: 1.1875 in, L: 17.75 in | Indian Warrior | Gift of A. Phimister Proctor Museum with special thanks to Sandy and Sally Church | Proctor portrayed his subject in a heroic pose, mounted on horseback as military leaders have traditionally been depicted. To research Indian subjects the artist traveled to the Blackfeet reservation in Montana. Although Weasel Head, a Blackfeet, served as the final model for this figure, the sculpture is not a specific portrait. Proctor created an idealized image of the Indian as a proud and noble warrior. | left top back of base: APHIMISTER PROCTOR/ 1898/ GOLD MEDAL/ PARIS EXPOSITION/ 1900 [right top of base:] COPY RT 1899 [lower right edge of base:] GORHAM Co. FOUNDERS/ (box)/ QRM [left rear of base:] PALLO | The spear on the sculpture is a reproduction .Weiss notified the BBHC by a letter dated June 15, 2005 that he sold the bronze to Mr. & Mrs. Phimister P. Church. | l.18.94.2.jpg | 4.08.2.jpg | horse | Indian | Sculpture | bronze | Alexander Phimister Proctor (1860 - 1950) Indian Warrior modeled 1898, copyright 1899, cast initially 1900-1902; bronze, cast by Gorham Co. Founders Loan from A. Phimister Proctor Museum, L.258.2005.1 Proctor portrayed his subject in a heroic pose, mounted on horseback as military leaders have traditionally been depicted. To research Indian subjects the artist traveled to the Blackfeet reservation in Montana. Although Weasel Head, a Blackfeet, served as the final model for this figure, the sculpture is not a specific portrait. Proctor created an idealized image of the Indian as a proud and noble warrior. | Alexander Phimister Proctor portrayed his subject in a heroic pose, mounted on horseback, as military leaders have traditionally been depicted. The artist traveled to the Blackfeet reservation in Montana to research his subjects, and although an Indian named Weasel Head served as the model for this figure, the sculpture is not intended as a specific portrait. Proctor created an idealized image of the American Indian as a proud and noble warrior, blending European artistic traditions with a wholly American subject. | Proctor, Alexander Phimister

NA.202.1184
Northern Plains | shirt | pi...
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NA.202.1184 | ca.1850 | shoulder to shoulder: 24 in, shirt length: 44 in, shirt length: 48 in | The Paul Dyck Plains Indian Buffalo Culture Collection, acquired through the generosity of the Dyck family and additional gifts of the Nielson Family and the Estate of Margaret S. Coe | leather, wrapped quill design, beaded border, painted, horsehair, wool, horse tracks, quill is broken in areas, good, 1382 | l.312.2006.1500-view1.jpg | l.312.2006.1500-view2.jpg | shirt | shirt | pigment | Beads | tanned hide | horsehair | quills | wool | Northern Plains

Gray Wolf
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NH.305.27 | Gray Wolf | Canis lupus | Mammalia | 305.27.JPG

1988.8.1241
Hiram Berdan, New York, NY |...
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1988.8.1241 | ca. 1863 | L: 55.5 in, Barrel length: 39 in, H: 9.25 in | Gift of Olin Corporation, Winchester Arms Collection | Breech-loading percussion rifle. American. circa 1863. unsigned (designed by Hiram Berdan). One of the most unusual firearms to have been made during the Civil War, this rifle's hammer is sculpted into a portrait bust of President Abraham Lincoln. The Cody Firearms Museum's collections boast the only known example. | Lincoln Head Hammer, designed by Hiram Berdan | .44, 6 groove rifling | Book: Liberty and Freedom, A Visual History of America's Founding Ideas; by David Hackett Fischer; Virginia Historical Society; Oxford University Press, New York; 2005; page 307 | 1988.8.1241.JPG | 1988.8.1241v2.jpg | 1988.8.1214.jpg | 1988.8.1241.jpg | 1988.8.1241v1.jpg | 1988.8.1241.v1.jpg | 1988.8.1241.v10.jpg | 1988.8.1241.v11.jpg | 1988.8.1241.v13.jpg | 1988.8.1241.v4.jpg | 1988.8.1241.v6.jpg | 1988.8.1241.v7.jpg | 1988.8.1241.v8.jpg | 1988.8.1241.v12.jpg | 1988.8.1241.v2.jpg | 1988.8.1241.v3.jpg | 1988.8.1241.v5.jpg | 1988.8.1241.v9.jpg | Lincoln, Abraham | firearm | wood | metal | rifle | Hiram Berdan, New York, NY

1.69.943
hat | leather | Beads | rang...
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1.69.943 | ca. 1876 | brim: 3.5 in, crown: 6 in | Gift from the George T. Beck Family to the Buffalo Bill Historical Center | Hatband: Leonard T.S., Leather sweat band stamped: Patented Improved Sweat Jan. 9 `78/Trade Mark/The T Ray/Reg. Oct. 8th 1876 | Felt ranger style hat, raw edges with Indian beaded hatband. | 1.69.943front.JPG | 1.69.943back.JPG | hat | leather | Beads | ranger style | felt

Annie Get Your Gun
poster, movie | lithograph
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1.69.4939 | 1950 | H: 40.75 in, width: 26.875 in | Annie Get Your Gun | verso, upper left, written in pencil: Anie Get Your Gun [written in pen:] Annie Get Your Gun/ Betty Hutton [in center, UL:] 8830/32 [stamped in red:] ANIE GET YOUR GUN/ 1SH 55/232 | Movie poster on white background with black rectangular area in center. Whimsical images of cowboys, cowgirls and Indians around edges. Inscriptions throughout | 1.69.4939.JPG | cowboys | Oakley, Annie | Indians | cowgirls | Cody, W.F. | poster, movie | lithograph

Gray Wolf
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DRA.305.181 | Gift of Lila D. Putnam. Collected, prepared and mounted by Jack D. Putnam (1925-2009) | Gray Wolf | Canis lupus | Mammalia | 305.181.JPG