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"A TOKEN OF LOVE" Puzzle Bottle

Smithsonian American Art Museum

"Bear's cathedral near the Big Thompson"

National Anthropological Archives
The item is number 304 of the series Views of the Rocky Mountains and Vicinity. Pictured is an unidentified Indian in the foreground, in the background is a natural rock formation.

"Big Bow, Chief of the Kiowa Indians, and party"

National Anthropological Archives
Studio view. This item is number 274 in an unidentified series.

"Big Lion" group; coverlet; Figured and Fancy; double-cloth; c.1835-1845; New York

National Museum of American History
This coverlet is from what is known as the “Big Lion” or “Hollow Lion” group. The weaver has not yet been identified. There have been at least eighteen of these coverlets identified and collectors and scholars have attributed these coverlets to Auburn State Prison or to weaver, Harry Tyler, who also sometimes used a lion in his cornerblocks. There is; however, no evidence to corroborate these prior attributions. The centerfield design features stylized floral carpet medallions. There are borders on three sides. The side borders depict flowering trees, and the bottom border also features a different design of tall, leafed trees. The cornerblocks are unsigned and undated and contain a vertically oriented lion. This lion is depicted in outline form rather than solid as depicted in Tyler’s coverlets. This coverlet measures 84 inches by 78 inches and was constructed from two panels sewn together with a center seam. The unidentified weaver would have been from the Finger Lakes region of New York state and the coverlet was likely woven between the years 1835 and 1845.

"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's Indian Wild West Show"

National Anthropological Archives
Several Sioux men are dressed in typical Plains regalia. The item is number 4771 in an unidentified series.

"Bull Tail and Moloch, Modoc Tribe, Indian Territory"

National Anthropological Archives
The photograph was taken in the vicinity of present day Quapaw, Oklahoma on the Quapaw Agency of Indian Territory. The item is number 121 of an unidentified series. The photograph is of a man and woman.

"Burro loaded with wood"

National Anthropological Archives
The burro is in an unidentified pueblo village.

"Camp of Company K, nineteenth United States Infantry"

National Anthropological Archives
The item is number 107 of an unidentified series. The camp is in the distant background. Taken on the Quapaw Agency of Indian Territory.

"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.

"Chalk Talks"

Smithsonian Institution Archives
Also known as 63820.

Digital contact sheet available.

"Chalk Talks" featuring featuring Milton Caniff, creator of the comic strip "Steve Canyon," Alfred James Andriola, creator of the comic strip "Kerry Drake," and other unidentified cartoonists, sponsored by Smithsonian Society of Associates (SSA).

"Chalk Talks"

Smithsonian Institution Archives
Also known as 63819.

Digital contact sheet available.

"Chalk Talks" featuring featuring Milton Caniff, creator of the comic strip "Steve Canyon," Alfred James Andriola, creator of the comic strip "Kerry Drake," and other unidentified cartoonists, sponsored by Smithsonian Society of Associates (SSA).

"Chilocco Indian schools"

National Anthropological Archives
The item is number 9 in an unidentified series.

"Choctaw camp"

National Anthropological Archives
Camp scene with Choctaw. In the background is the pole frame for a hip-roofed structure. The item is number 299 in an unidentified series.

"Cigar Box" Chest

Smithsonian American Art Museum

"Cigar Box" Crucifix

Smithsonian American Art Museum

"Cigar Box" Pin Cushion

Smithsonian American Art Museum

"Crow Indian chiefs"

National Anthropological Archives
There are five unidentified chiefs in this image. The item is number 892 of the series Northern Pacific Views.

"Crow Indians receiving presents from the Indian Peace Commissioners"

National Anthropological Archives
The item is number 28 of an unidentified series.

"Crow chiefs who signed the treaty of 1868"

National Anthropological Archives
The item is number 30 of an unidentified series.

"Davidson Photo. Portland, Oregon."

Smithsonian Institution Archives
Photographic postcard, "Davidson Photo. Portland, Oregon." Two unidentified men stand on top of an unidentified wooden structure with forest in background.

"Digger" Indian hut of split shakes

National Anthropological Archives
The item is number 1222 in an unidentified series.

"Digger" camp scene with two Indians sitting outside a grass wigwam

National Anthropological Archives
The item is number 1221 in an unidentified series.
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