Finding Aid for the Images of Montana and the West 1800-1919

Processed by Jamie Henricks.
William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
University of California, Los Angeles
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Images of Montana and the West,
Date (inclusive): 1800-1919
Collection number: Mont. coll. Photos
Creator: William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
Extent: 1 box (.4 linear feet)
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
Los Angeles, California 90095-1490
Abstract: This collection contains images of people and places in the Montana and Dakota Territories and other locations in the western United States. Individuals photographed include Calamity Jane, Malcolm Clark, Theodore Roosevelt, and others. Places photographed include towns, mining camps, wilderness areas, and forts. Images primarily include originals and reproductions of black and white photographic prints and sketches; there is one stereographic print. Items date primarily from the 1860s to 1890s.
Physical location: Clark Library
Language of Material: Collection materials in English

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, UCLA. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts or photographs must be submitted in writing to the Clark Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, UCLA as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Images of Montana and the West, Mont. coll. Photos, William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

Acquisition Information

Most images were acquired from the Charles N. Kessler Papers of the Montana Collection. The Calamity Jane photograph was donated by Nancy Schreier in 1993. The photograph of Virginia City (#74) was donated by John Howell in 1937.

Processing History

Processed by Jamie Henricks, September 2009

Scope and Content

This collection contains images of people and places primarily in the Montana Territory. Individuals photographed include Calamity Jane, Malcolm Clark, Theodore Roosevelt, and others in Montana and Dakota Territories. Places photographed include towns, mining camps, wilderness areas, and forts. Other locations in the western United States are also included. Images include original black and white photographic prints, reproductions of black and white prints and sketches, cabinet cards, and one stereographic print. Items date primarily from the 1860s to 1890s.
The photos retain their original order, and appear thematically. Photos are described by title or caption when possible, otherwise a title is supplied. The photographer and date is listed when available. Dimensions of items are given in centimeters. Many photos have further background information written in pencil about the subjects in the pictures, but this information is not included in the finding aid.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Dakota Territory--Pictorial works
Helena (Mont.)--Pictorial works.
Montana--Pictorial works
Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919
Calamity Jane, 1852-1903
Kessler, Charles N. (Charles Nickolas), 1874-1957
West (U.S.)--Pictorial works

Genres and Forms

Photographs--United States--19th century


Container List

Box 1, Item 1

Calamity Jane. C.E. Finn, Livingston, Montana. [1860-1900?]

Physical Description: 11 x 16.5

Note

Black and white cabinet card. Given to the Clark by Nancy Schreier in 1993 after seeing an article in the newsletter about Calamity Jane.
Box 1, Item 2

Joseph W. Culbertson. [1860-?]

Physical Description: 11 x 13

Note

Black and white photo postcard.
Box 1, Item 3

Joseph W. Culbertson. 1919

Physical Description: 9 x 14

Note

Black and white print. "62 years of age in 1919. Indian Ex-Scout 20 years. 1876-1895 under Gen. N.A. Miles and Maj. Gen Lloyd Wheaton."
Box 1, Item 4

Malcolm Clark. From only known photograph, in the Montana Historical Society. [1800-1870?]

Physical Description: 11.5 x 16

Note

Photocopy of a black and white print.
Box 1, Item 5

Colonel Jacob Thompson, Missoula. Leon, Payton & Anderson, Hot Springs. [1800-?]

Physical Description: 10.5 x 16.5

Note

Black and white cabinet card.
Box 1, Item 6

Mr. Gustavus R. Bechler, about 1873, Washington. ca. 1873

Physical Description: 7 x 9

Note

Reproduction of black and white print made in September 1919 at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.
Box 1, Item 7

Charles Reynolds, "Lonesome Charlie", Custer's Scout 1876. D.F. Barry. 1876

Note

Black and white print.
Box 1, Item 7-80

Granville Stuart Sketches. 1865, 1867

Physical Description: 16.5 x 11.5

Note

Includes four reproductions of sketches of Montana by Granville Stuart, including Phillipsburg, John Grant's residence near Deer Lodge City, a view of the Gold Creek Mountains from Deer Lodge City, and a view of Blackfoot City. A photocopy of a short biography of Stuart is also included.
Box 1, Item 8

Major Marcus A. Reno. [1850-1889?]

Physical Description: 5.5 x 7

Note

Reproduction of a black and white print.
Box 1, Item 9

Red Crow, Chief of Blood Indians. [1850-1899?]

Physical Description: 10 x 16.5

Note

Reproduction of a black and white print.
Box 1, Item 10-11

Robert Meldrum. [1830-1860?]

Physical Description: 12 x 18

Note

Two reproductions of a black and white print.
Box 1, Item 12-14

Kennett McKenzie. [1820-1860?]

Physical Description: 12 x 17

Note

Three reproductions of a black and white print. Photocopied biography lists McKenzie's name as 'Kenneth Mackenzie'. McKenzie founded Fort Union on the Montana/North Dakota border in 1828. Illustration appeared in Laut's "Blazed Trail of Old Frontier", 1926, p. 94.
Box 1, Item 15

George Orr, Discoverer of Alder Gulch. [1863-1899?]

Physical Description: 8.5 x 17

Note

Reproduction of a black and white print.
Box 1, Item 16-17

James Kipp. [1830-1880?]

Physical Description: 10 x 16.5

Note

Two reproductions of a daguerreotype.
Box 1, Item 18

Neil Harris - J.L. Fisk. [1800-?]

Physical Description: 8 x 13

Note

Reproduction of a black and white print.
Box 1, Item 19

"Yellowstone" Kelly. 1870

Physical Description: 12 x 17

Note

Reproduction from an old tin-type. "Mr. Kelly is seated at the right; John George Brown at the left; and Ed Lambert a Canadian character of the upper Missouri, in the center." The picture appeared in Joseph Hanson's "Conquest of the Missouri", Chicago, 1909 on p. 54.
Box 1, Item 20-22

Father De Smet. G. Sohon's Photographic and Ambrotype Gallery, Market Street, San Francisco. 1863-1864

Physical Description: 6 x 10

Note

One original black and white print, and two copies of another black and white print.
Box 1, Item 23

Major Alexander Culbertson, wife, and son Joseph. ca. 1862

Physical Description: 14 x 11

Note

Enlarged reproduction of a black and white print.
Box 1, Item 24

Major Alexander Culbertson. [Peoria, Illinois.] 1865

Physical Description: 11.5 x 16

Note

Reproduction of a black and white print. Photo appears in Laut's "Blazed Trail of Old Frontier", 1926, p. 94.
Box 1, Item 25

X. Biedler of Montana. [B.F.] Barry, Fort Assiniboine, Montana. 1881

Physical Description: 12 x 15.5

Note

Reproduction of a black and white print.
Box 1, Item 26

William Cantrell (Flopping Bill). [1800-?]

Physical Description: 12.5 x 18

Note

Reproduction of a black and white print.
Box 1, Item 27-31

Butte City, Montana. O.C. Bundy, Jackson St., Virginia City, Montana. 1876, 1878, unknown

Physical Description: 21 x 15.5 and 9 x 12

Note

Black and white prints. Includes views of the town of Butte City from a hill, views of a group of men in front of the Post Office block, and a later undated picture of the intersection of Broadway and Idaho streets.
Box 1, Item 32-38

Helena, Montana. ca. 1860-1889

Physical Description: 13 x 7.5 to 20.5 x 12

Note

Includes black and white prints and a reproduction of a black and white sketch. Pictures include views of streets, buildings, and shops in Helena as well as panoramic views taken from outside of town. Two panoramas are taken as part of "Watkins' New Boudoir Series, Yo Semite, Pacific Coast, Yellowstone Park, etc., 427 Montgomery St., S.F.".
Box 1, Item 39

Medium format black and white negatives.

Physical Description: 12 negatives

Note

Photos are of buildings and scenery in and near an unknown town. Includes Budd-Fisher Drug Company developing envelope; the store was located in Helena, Montana.
Box 1, Item 40-42

Forts. 1886 and undated

Physical Description: 24 x 11.5 and 25 x 16.5

Note

Includes one black and white print of Fort Maginnis (1886) and two undated photocopies of sketches from books of Fort Vancouver (Washington) and Fort George (Oregon).
Box 1, Item 43-51

Fort Union. ca. 1833-1866

Physical Description: 13 x 8.5

Note

Includes reproductions of seven sketches and two black and white prints. Sketches are of the exterior of Fort Union from multiple vantage points, and two sketches include Assiniboin Indians. Of the sketches, one was drawn by Granville Stuart, and another by Alexander Murray. Photographs include the exterior of Fort Union and a man sitting in front of a building inside the fort.
Box 1, Item 52-59

Fort Benton and Fort Owen. ca. 1860-1880

Physical Description: 16.5 x 10.5

Note

Includes two reproductions of black and white prints and three reproductions of sketches of Fort Benton and three reproductions of sketches of Fort Owen. All images are of the exteriors of the forts.
Box 1, Item 60-65

Forts. ca. 1844-1873

Physical Description: 16.5 x 10.5

Note

Includes reproductions of sketches of the following forts: Fort Peck, Fort Mortimer, Fort Rice, Fort Campbell, and Fort John. Also includes a reproduction of a black and white print of "Stanley's Stockade on the Yellowstone". Sketch artists include Granville Stuart, L.E. Fitch, and Alexander Murray. The photograph was taken by S.J. Morrow.
Box 1, Item 66-71

Miscellaneous Sketches and Photographs. ca. 1830-1868

Physical Description: 16.5 x 11.5

Note

Includes reproductions of sketches of quartz mining in Idaho, a steamer ascending the Missouri River, a Cheyenne camp on the Tongue River, and Virginia City. Also includes reproductions of two photographs, including the Fisk expedition crossing the Red River in 1866 and of the Big Hole Battlefield.
Box 1, Item 72-76

Miscellaneous Photographs. ca. 1867-1887, undated

Physical Description: 13.5 x 9; 24.5 x 11.5; 10 x 6; 20.5 x 14.5; and 14.5 x 10

Note

Includes a black and white print of a parade in Big Sandy, Montana; a reproduction of a black and white print of hydraulic gold mining in Confederate Gulch, Montana (later named Diamond City); people standing on a street corner in Virginia City, Montana; a print of a sketch of the first train on the Montana Central Railroad; and a black and white print of a man and a woman standing by a brick house.
Box 1, Item 80-83

[Teddy Roosevelt and company pursue thieves.] Ingersoll, 40 East Third Street, St. Paul, [Minnesota]. [1886]

Physical Description: 14.5 x 10

Note

Includes four black and white prints on cabinet cards of Theodore (Teddy) Roosevelt and company's search for thieves in the Dakota Territory. One print is of Roosevelt standing by his horse. Another is of William Seawall and Wilmot Dow standing in a boat with supplies and oars, ready to chase the thieves. Two other prints are of Roosevelt guarding the three prisoners, the "German", "Finnigan", and the "Half Breed". The story is recounted by Roosevelt in "Sherrif's Work on a Ranch", a chapter in "Ranch Life and the Hunting-trail" (1888).
Box 1, Item 84-95

Teddy Roosevelt's Hunting Trip. ca. 1885-1888

Physical Description: 14.5 x 10

Note

Includes twelve black and white prints on cabinet cards related to a hunting trip taken by Theodore (Teddy) Roosevelt in the Dakota Territory. Pictures include scenes of waterfalls and trees, the stables of Elk Horn Ranch, a dead cow elk in a wagon, a dead deer hanging by its hind legs, and multiple photographs of Old Man Tompkins and Wilmot Dow with horses and wagons.
Box 1, Item 96

Our First Elk. L.A. Huffman, publisher, Miles City, Montana. [1885-1888?]

Physical Description: 16 x 9

Note

Includes one stereoscopic print of Theodore (Teddy) Roosevelt kneeling by a dead elk. An advertisement below the print reads "Yellowstone Park Views, Indian Portraits and Choicest Pictures in Great Variety. Apply for Catalogue."