Photographs, negatives and film reels collected by silent screen cowboy star William Surrey Hart. Includes film stills; publicity
portraits; pictures of family, friends and animals; and ranch views. The William S. Hart Ranch and Museum is located in Newhall,
California. It is a part of the Natural History Family along with the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County and the
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, of which the latter two museums are in Los Angeles, California. Select images have been added
to the online digital gallery at https://collections.nhm.org/seaver-center/.
William Surrey Hart (1864-1946) achieved fame and fortune by producing and starring in over 70 silent films in the Western
film genre. He retired to his Horseshoe Ranch in Newhall, California in 1925, and his hilltop mansion was completed two years
later. After his death, his property was bequeathed to the County of Los Angeles for use as a public park and museum.
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