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"Buffalo Bill" Cody

National Portrait Gallery

"Buffalo Bill" Cody

National Portrait Gallery
To a great promoter like Colonel William F. Cody, the semireligious phrase "I Am Coming" required larger letters on this poster than the identification of the face that everyone would already recognize. Cody, originally a frontier scout, Indian fighter, and buffalo hunter, had become famous as the hero of "Buffalo Bill" dime novels and magazine stories. In 1882 he created his popular wild west show and toured as its star for thirty years, arguably doing more than any single American to popularize the myth of the West. Combining sharpshooting, riding, and roping with historical reenactments of war dances, buffalo hunts, stagecoach attacks, and "Custer's Last Fight," Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show had enormous international appeal. In fact, this copy of the poster, bearing a French tax stamp (top right), is a testament to his extremely successful tours in France.

"Buffalo Bill" Cody

National Portrait Gallery

"Buffalo Bill" Cody

National Portrait Gallery
William F. Cody did arguably more than any single individual to popularize the myth of the American West. Before achieving international fame as a showman, he worked a variety of short-term jobs, including serving as a Pony Express rider, an army scout, and a hunting guide. Nicknamed "Buffalo Bill" because of his prowess in hunting buffalo, Cody entered the world of entertainment after a dime novelist in New York wrote a story about his exploits in the West. A subsequent offer to appear on stage led first to a theatrical career and ultimately to the creation in 1883 of his touring Buffalo Bill's Wild West show. For the next thirty years he was the centerpiece of this wildly popular display that combined rodeo and historical reenactment. This photograph was created in 1887, the year Cody first toured his wild west show in Europe.

"Buffalo Bill" Cody

National Portrait Gallery

"Buffalo Bill" Cody

National Portrait Gallery

"Burial Place of Togiagamute" n.d. Lithograph/Photomechanical

National Anthropological Archives
Published: Petroff, Ivan; "Report on the Population, Industries, & Resources of Ak"; Wash, 1884; Pl IV; Signed: H (Monogram)

Colored pencil Watercolor lithograph and photomechanical

Lithograph of Painting Showing Painted Grave Post and Container; Posts with Fish Effigies In Field; Mountains in Distance

"Butterfly Grove; Cho no mori"

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

"Byanzi? Execution" 1885 Drawing

National Anthropological Archives
Signed and Dated: E. J. Glave 1885 Congo

Graphite and on paper drawing

Man Preparing to Cut Off Another Man's Head, Whose Head Is Tied to Pole and Body Tied to Ground; Execution Witnessed by Artist at Lukolela, Belgian Congo, Nov 1884

"C" Jam Blues; Just You Just Me

National Museum of American History

side 1: Wardell Gray, Vido Musso, E. Royal, B. Kessel, H. Babasin, D. Lamond, and Arnold Ross. "C" Jam Blues; side 2: Errol Garner. Just You Just Me (Modern 20-696) 78 rpm

This pressing is from a live recording in the Civic Auditorium, Pasadena, California in 1947 of a Just Jazz concert presented by American impresario, Gene Norman.

"Cache-Cache/Hyde and Seek"

National Museum of American History

"Cactus Still Life" by Vanessa Helder

Archives of American Art
1 photographic print : col. ; 9 x 13 cm.

"Call & Response" by Ella Jenkins at 2009 Smithsonian Folklike Festival

SI Center for Learning and Digital Access
Ella Jenkins, Folkways Childrens artist performs for families at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival. More about Ella Jenkins

"Candy", a Future Hopi Bell [painting] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
Title transcribed from negative.

Black-and-white study print (8x10).

Black-and-white study print (11x14).

Orig. negative: 11x14, Safety, BW.

copy 1 negative: 4x5, Safety, BW.

"Canopus." Designed and built by Short Brothers (Rochester & Bedford) Ltd. for Imperial Airways Ltd. Launched 4th July 1936.

National Air and Space Museum
Colored offset lithographic print of a Canopus airplane aloft over water. The Short Canopus was a S.23 Empire Flying Boat. Powered by four Bristol Pegasus engines, it had a maximum speed of 200 mph and a range of 760 miles. Based on a painting by Norman Wilkinson.

'Painted by Norman Wilkinson, R.J. / Harrison & Sons, Limited, London.'

"Capsules encore du néant dans la bouche de l'homme" --St. Jean Perse [painting] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
"George Biddle: Recent Paintings, January 19th through February 12, 1966," New York: Cober Gallery, 1966, cat. 35.

Black-and-white study print (8x10).

Orig. negative: 8x10, Safety, BW.

"Capt. Applejack"

National Portrait Gallery

"Cara Grande" (big head) mask representing Karajá enemies

National Museum of the American Indian

"Cara Grande" mask

National Museum of the American Indian

"Cardamum"

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

"Charlotte Forten, Beaufort Hospital" sketch in The True Story of Glory Continues

National Museum of American History

"Charlotte Forten, Beaufort Hospital" sketch from artist's sketchbook used in the documentary The True Story of Glory Continues. This sketch depicts Charlotte Forten attending to a patient in the hospital, sewing. The sketch on the top left of the page is a close up of her hands sewing and the bottom left of the page shows a profile sketch of Forten. This is part of a set of sketches from "A Swamp Angel's Sketchbook,” which contains concepts for the film Glory.

Glory was the first film to illustrate the involvement of African American soldiers in the Civil War. The film follows the story of the 54th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, the first African American Union regiment organized in the North during the Civil War, and culminates in the Battle at Fort Wagner.

"Chauve Souris"

National Portrait Gallery
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