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Guide to the
David G. and Karen D. Chapman Collection of
Photographs of "Famous People of the Old West"
circa 1872-1910
 PR 375

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Chapman, David G.
Title: David G. and Karen D. Chapman collection of photographs of "Famous People of the Old West"
Dates [inclusive]: circa 1872-1910
Abstract: A collection of 73 photographs purportedly depicting notorious gunfighters, famous lawmen, and other notable figures of the American Old West of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, such as Jesse James, "Doc" Holliday, Wyatt Earp, "Wild Bill" Hickok, and "Buffalo Bill" Cody. The collection was assembled and identified by the late David G. Chapman, an artist, photographer, and reenactor of lawman Bat Masterson. Includes an inventory with image dimensions and a report of compiled biographies of the subjects, and an unrelated, Victorian-era lace paper Valentine's Day card.
Quantity: 1.25 Linear feet (66 tintypes, 4 cartes-de-visite, and 3 cabinet photographs in a three-ring binder and a foamcore enclosure, housed in one flat box).
Call Phrase: PR 375