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Images from the Joe De Yong & Richard J. Flood Collection

Joseph Franklin De Yong was a western movie extra, a cowboy artist, protégé of Charles Marion Russell (Montana's cowboy artist), and an historical consultant on western films. Dan Gagliasso wrote, "While director John Ford made extensive use of Frederic Remington's art in his western films, it was the Russell "look," kept alive by De Yong's costume designs, scenic sketch art, and historical advice, that influenced the form and feel of such classic Westerns as The Plainsman (1937), Union Pacific (1939), Buffalo Bill (1944), Red River (1948), and Shane (1953)." A personal friend and business associate of De Yong, Richard J. Flood was responsible in large part for assembling this collection, which reflects the life, career and relationships of Joe De Yong. Below are just a few of the items in the collection. Please also view the Guide to the Joe De Yong/Richard J. Flood Collection.

1980.18.572.2 De Yong & Dick Flood, 1963.
Joe De Yong/Richard J. Flood Collection
1980.18.572.2
Flood # 269

1980.18.551.1 Joe De Yong, Bartlesville, Oklahoma, 1908.
Joe De Yong/Richard J. Flood Collection
1980.18.551.1
Flood # 246

1980.18.551.2 Joe De Yong, Bartlesville, Oklahoma, 1908.
Joe De Yong/Richard J. Flood Collection
1980.18.551.2
Flood # 246

1980.18.563.6 De Yong sketching, ca. 1920.
Joe De Yong/Richard J. Flood Collection
1980.18.563.6
Flood # 260

1980.18.566 Andy Devine & De Yong, ca. 1938.
Joe De Yong/Richard J. Flood Collection
1980.18.566
Flood # 262

1980.18.571.20 De Yong on horseback, ca. 1930.
Joe De Yong/Richard J. Flood Collection
1980.18.571.20
Flood # 268

1980.18.571.53 De Yong, a horse, & the mountains, ca. 1930.
Joe De Yong/Richard J. Flood Collection
1980.18.571.53
Flood # 268

1980.18.571.100 Joseph Franklin De Yong, ca. 1930.
Joe De Yong/Richard J. Flood Collection
1980.18.571.100
Flood # 268

1980.18.577.30 De Yong costume design probably for the film, North West Mounted Police, 1938.
Joe De Yong/Richard J. Flood Collection
1980.18.577.30
Flood # 273

1980.18.579.9 Yakima Canutt, ca. 1930.
Joe De Yong/Richard J. Flood Collection
1980.18.579.9
Flood # 275

1980.18.582.11 Tom Mix & Selig Co. extras including De Yong (sitting far right), ca. 1913.
Joe De Yong/Richard J. Flood Collection
1980.18.582.11
Flood # 311

1980.18.582.26 Selig Co. shooting a movie in Prescott, Arizona, 1913.
Joe De Yong/Richard J. Flood Collection
1980.18.582.26
Flood # 311

1980.18.602 Emmett Dalton, 1931.
Joe De Yong/Richard J. Flood Collection
1980.18.602
Flood # 572

1980.18.613 Will James, 1931.
Joe De Yong/Richard J. Flood Collection
1980.18.613
Flood #650

1980.18.615.3 Will James & De Yong, ca. 1930.
Joe De Yong/Richard J. Flood Collection
1980.18.615.3
Flood # 652

1980.18.629.14 Left to Right: ?, Will Rogers, & De Yong, ca. 1930.
Joe De Yong/Richard J. Flood Collection
1980.18.629.14
Flood # 717

1980.18.633 De Yong & Russell at Russell's log cabin studio, Great Falls, Montana, ca. 1914.
Joe De Yong/Richard J. Flood Collection
1980.18.633
Flood # 830

1980.18.641.2 Charles M. Russell rolling a cigarette, ca. 1895.
Joe De Yong/Richard J. Flood Collection
1980.18.641.2
Flood # 841

1980.18.642.1 Charles M. Russell, ca. 1920.
Joe De Yong/Richard J. Flood Collection
1980.18.642.1
Flood # 842

1980.18.642.2 Charles M. Russell, ca. 1910.
Joe De Yong/Richard J. Flood Collection
1980.18.642.2
Flood # 842

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