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McIntosh's Collected Western Ephemera

This collection of western-themed books, magazines, and ephemera assembled by Gerald J. McIntosh of Little Rock, Arkansas. While the collection covers a wide variety of western subjects, the primary focus is on western dime novels, performers such as William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody, songs, poetry, and humor. The collection also includes a document of uncertain provenance that purports to be an 1877 letter of recommendation written by General Nelson A. Miles for Army scout Raymond "Arizona Bill" Gardner. Below are just a few of the items in the collection. Please also view the Guide to the Gerald J. McIntosh Western Ephemera Collection.

Handbill for Sells-Floto Circus and Buffalo Bill's Wild West Combined, which toured for a number of years after Cody's death in 1917, 1926.
Gerald J. McIntosh Western Ephemera Collection
Box 14/Folder 27
H.116.009D

Souvenir lithograph from Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show featuring the likenesses of Cody, Annie Oakley, Dr. W. F. Carver and Captain A. H. Bogardus, ca. 1890.
Gerald J. McIntosh Western Ephemera Collection
Box 14/Folder 24
H.116.076

Postcard with the image of William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody, souvenir of Lookout Mountain in Colorado where Cody is buried, ca. 1930.
Gerald J. McIntosh Western Ephemera Collection
Box 14/Folder 6
H.116.184.3

101 Ranch Real Wild West tent, wagon, and performers, Ada, Oklahoma, October 8, 1915.
Gerald J. McIntosh Western Ephemera Collection
Box 14/Folder 31
H.116.195.3

Autographed photograph of Pawnee Bill, also known as Gordon W. Lillie, ca. 1900.
Gerald J. McIntosh Western Ephemera Collection
Box 14/Folder 30
H.116.047.1

Beadle's Dime Library publication, "Yank Yellowbird the Tall Hustler of the Hills, or the Conspirators of Medicine Springs," 1887.
Gerald J. McIntosh Western Ephemera Collection
Box 9/Folder 21
H.116.081

Medal Library publication No. 211, "Buck Badger's Ranch," 1902.
Gerald J. McIntosh Western Ephemera Collection
Box 4/Folder 5
H.116.041

Buffalo Bill Stories, "Buffalo Bill's Bold Brigade, or Injun Joe's Burrow," 1904.
Gerald J. McIntosh Western Ephemera Collection
Box 9/Folder 33
H.116.102

The Tenderfoot's Turn by W. B. (Bat) Masterson, promotional booklet for the Savage Arms Co., 1909.
Gerald J. McIntosh Western Ephemera Collection
Box 4/Folder 13
H.116.149

Promotional flyer for the film Beating Back starring former outlaw and candidate for Governor of Oklahoma, Al Jennings, 1915.
Gerald J. McIntosh Western Ephemera Collection
Box 14/Folder 13
H.116.241.2

Arizona Bill, Col. R. E. Gardner, and his burro at Glenrock Park, Fort Smith, Arkansas, ca. 1927.
Gerald J. McIntosh Western Ephemera Collection
Box 14/Folder 29
H.116.192.8

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