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« Reply #25 on: June 30, 2010, 08:04:08 pm »


A rare Wild Bill Hickok cdv to Cowan's Upcoming Civil War / American History Featuring the West Auction, taking place June 11, 2010. The photograph, pictured above, features a rare pose of Hickok, misidentified below the portrait as "Buffalo Bill." The cdv includes the back mark of the "New River Side Gallery, Topeka, Kansas."

In the book The West of Wild Bill Hickok, Joseph G. Rosa includes two of the only known portraits based on this particular photograph, an engraving of "Wild Bill - From a Photograph," and a copy cdv of the original photograph, which was discovered in 1955. According to Rosa, the photographer of the original photograph was unknown, but the backmark indicates that the "New River Side Gallery" took this rare portrait, most likely between 1868-1870 (Rosa, 1982: 111-112).

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« Reply #26 on: June 30, 2010, 10:55:02 pm »

Great pic!  Thanks!  Grin
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« Reply #27 on: June 30, 2010, 11:09:02 pm »

One thing of note, here we have a picture of a known gunman....not a pistol in sight Grin..Other gallery type pictures of everyday folks have them festooned with all types of armaments. Grin

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« Reply #28 on: July 01, 2010, 09:18:28 am »

So in other words, the *real* gunmen carried concealed?

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« Reply #29 on: July 01, 2010, 09:41:16 am »


Clark Sherrard and Co. supposedly 400 made under contract to the state of texas,yet only 1 produced before the end of the war. I would say it is doubtful this weapon had any part in the wars termination. Barrel length 7 and 1/2".
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« Reply #30 on: July 01, 2010, 09:43:56 am »




Confederate Horseman were known to use the British made.44 caliber Kerr Revolver.
No other information is available at this time.
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« Reply #31 on: July 01, 2010, 09:45:43 am »


Imported from Great Britain,it is said officers liked the .44 calibre revolver. No other information available at this time.
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« Reply #32 on: July 01, 2010, 09:48:01 am »




A very scarce gun...less than 500 of these Allen & Wheelock lip-fire Navy revolvers were ever produced.

This Allen & Wheelock lip-fire Navy revolver having serial number 285 is a .36 caliber lipfire percussion pistol with center hammer and a 5-inch barrel. The gun is marked Allen & Wheelock on the left side; walnut grips are numbered to the gun. The loading gate is original; all numbers are matching. The gun remains lip-fire...never having been converted to rimfire, as so many were. The gun has 75% grip varnish crazed, strong traces of original bright blue on the frame, cylinder and barrel, mechanically fine.
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« Reply #33 on: July 02, 2010, 08:05:48 am »

Hi,
Regarding the Allen and Wheelock revolvers with the hammer striking the cap to the right of the receiver (not in the center)?
There is one for sale locally for $500 in similar condition to the picture.  It carries 1857 pat. dates.
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« Reply #34 on: July 03, 2010, 10:46:52 am »


My friend Bill sent this neat photo and I thought I would pass it on.
A picture of a hunter with a very heavy barreled 1878 Borchardt leaning on a Monster Griz, the rifle is chambered in 45-110. The Location on the picture says near the Custer Battle Field and the date is 1878 on the Picture.

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« Reply #35 on: July 06, 2010, 10:45:37 am »


Doc Holliday as a dentist. (Photo courtesy of Gary Dunlap)

It’s only fitting that the winner of Golden West Casino’s Labor Day weekend poker tournament will win an expensive print of legendary gambler — not to mention notorious gunslinger — John Henry “Doc” Holliday.

The print is especially rare considering it shows Holliday as a dentist, his profession before tuberculosis made him turn to cards, gals and guns.

But what the cardslingers at Golden West may not know is the story behind the portrait.

In particular, they probably haven’t heard the tale of how the original tintype photograph, probably taken in the 1870s, was found among garbage in the back of a 1967 Chevrolet El Camino Super Sport roughly 15 years ago and how it went on to change the lives of the local family who found it.

“Doc is my huckleberry,” said Gary Dunlap, finder of the photo, referencing the famous line from the Western “Tombstone.”

Dunlap, of Bodfish, was first featured in The Californianfor his lucky find in 2004. Since then, the former blue-collar hot rod upholsterer has graced a governor’s home, chatted with celebs and broadened his career prospects into slot machine design and international business.

And all because of a 6-by-4 photo.

“Since Doc came into our lives it has definitely changed,” Dunlap, 45, said. “He has been good to us.”

THE MAN, THE MYTH

Dunlap and Holliday’s lives have been touched by extreme twists of fate.

For Dunlap, fortune smiled on him when he found the photo in the car he bought for $300.

The portrait sat in his home for more than 10 years until a friend recognized the young man with the bushy mustache, haggard eyes and bowler hat.

Instead of a gun in his hand, Holliday holds extraction forceps.

“He’s kind of dentistry’s bad boy,” said Dr. Scott Swank, curator of the Smithsonian-associated Dr. Samuel D. Harris National Museum of Dentistry at the University of Maryland. “He’s an infamous dentist due to his association with the names of the West.”

Holliday’s fate changed when he contracted tuberculosis, a contagious bacterial infection mainly of the lungs.

He knew what tuberculosis could do, having watched his mother die of the disease.

“I don’t think he really wanted to go out that way,” Swank said. “He probably picked more fights than he would have if he hadn’t gotten sick.”

Patients didn’t appreciate a dentist who continually coughed in their faces. The economy went bust in Texas, where Holliday practiced. He believed that dry, warm air would help his condition.

For all these reasons, Holliday headed West, making a living out of gambling. He would eventually become friends with the Western icon Wyatt Earp.

“They just kind of followed where the money went, where the railroads were, where the miners were,” Swank said.

Swank’s museum holds one of Dunlap’s prints.

Dentists come in looking for something on Holliday, and it’s the only thing we have,” he said. “As far as we know, it is the only picture of Holliday actually holding a dental instrument.”

That distinction has made prints of the photo tremendously popular.

Dunlap printed 1,000 copies of the photo shortly after learning of its significance.

The 100 larger master prints, which are printed on metallic Kodak paper, go for $75,000. The rest, which are smaller and printed on regular, high-quality paper, cost roughly $8,000.

The original tintype? Priceless, Dunlap said.

Most of the prints have been sold. Actor Kevin Costner, who played Wyatt Earp, has one, and former Nevada Gov. Kenny Guinn donated a master print to the Nevada State Museum. President Bush has asked for print No. 43 — He’s the 43rd president — but has not paid for or collected it.

Dunlap developed a Doc Holliday “Wanted” Slot Machine, which features Holliday’s face from the photo. These can be seen in casinos in Colorado, the East Coast, Asia and Africa.

He has also created postcards, and next year, a new line of products will debut, which will include a new slot machine, hats, playing cards, commemorative coins and cards that dental offices can send to patients when it’s time for their next checkup.

“Don’t gamble with your teeth,” the brown cards read.

Through this success, Dunlap has been able to quit his upholstery business and focus on Holliday full time.

The family is building a new house, and Dunlap’s wife bought a new Cadillac.

Still, the family tries “to live a very down-to-earth, humble life.”

So much has gone on,” Dunlap said. “And it has gone by so fast.”

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« Reply #36 on: July 06, 2010, 11:14:06 am »


J.Lester Wallack (1820-1888), actor and owner of Wallack Theater in New York. Photographed by Sarony, 37 Union Square, New York.
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« Reply #37 on: July 06, 2010, 11:20:29 am »


An 1848 daguerreotype of Edgar Allan Poe was used as the model for a famous engraving of the writer, and is housed with an envelope written in Poe's hand.
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« Reply #38 on: July 06, 2010, 12:06:34 pm »

Shotgun Steve,

All these images are pretty "cool"!
I have just one question,
How are you able to post images?
I have found no way to do this.
None, that is to say, that offers me a hint in how I can do this. Not with the access I now have?
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« Reply #39 on: July 07, 2010, 04:58:01 pm »

So I guess this means anyone who wants to bring a dead bear to a match can now document it as being period correct?


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« Reply #40 on: July 07, 2010, 10:17:29 pm »

Yup!  Roll Eyes  Shocked  Cheesy
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« Reply #41 on: July 08, 2010, 12:06:55 pm »

So I guess this means anyone who wants to bring a dead bear to a match can now document it as being period correct?


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My preference would be a dead one instead of a live one!
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« Reply #42 on: July 08, 2010, 03:13:08 pm »

Here is a one-of-a-kind photograph of a Texan from Beaumont in a sack suit, no guns but as you can see the guy could kill a man with his bare hands just by the looks of him. The cut of the suit and the style of hat are definitely 1860s-70s. Other than that it's just another typical ferrotype.




Okay, I've had my bit of fun and I hope you guys get a chuckle out of it: The guy in the ferrotype is my girlfriend's brother and I made the photograph yesterday. He is, however, from Beaumont, Texas though he grew up in a metro Detroit suburb and borrowed one of my sack suits for the picture. It was a hot day yesterday but he stood well for a six second exposure. It's not the best made photograph - I didn't keep it in the silver bath long enough and my developer needed diluting. Will be better next time.

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« Reply #43 on: July 09, 2010, 11:00:47 am »

We're talking about dead bears so you post a picture of your girlfriend's brother?


Hmmmmmmmmm.

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« Reply #44 on: July 09, 2010, 12:07:10 pm »

Hello again good Kflach, I saw the title of this thread was "Old West Photograph Archives....Please Post Your Photos Here!!!!" so I thought I'd have some repro-tintype fun and such by posting the picture. I didn't read the previous several posts, perhaps got off topic from intent of SS's thread? If so then my having a bit of fun with posting a newly made tintype has been missed. I'll go back and read and get caught up in where this thread is now going.

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« Reply #45 on: July 09, 2010, 12:15:07 pm »

'Monterrey' Jack Brass....this is a post whatever picture you want to post archive.....  Grin Nice tintype... Grin

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« Reply #46 on: July 09, 2010, 12:19:45 pm »

Kflach - Here is a photograph I made last week of one of my shooting pards wearing some of my buffalo hunter stuff. He kinda looks like a bear in it, or if not then he certainly looks like he could whack a bear armed with my trusty .50-70 Springfield.


SS – Hope you don’t mind my having a little fun with your thread. Of course none of the tintypes I’m posting are vintage from the era. Just me goofing off with my wetplate set-up. It is a hoot, for sure and sometimes the photographs even come out okay.

Gotta love this stuff.

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« Reply #47 on: July 09, 2010, 01:00:06 pm »

All,

Still, these are all great images!
But, I would like to know how images, of any kind, can be posted on this forum?
Any help/information would be very helpful,
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« Reply #48 on: July 09, 2010, 01:43:01 pm »

Monterrey Jack, I'm just giving you a hard time. We're the ones who got off-topic kinda.

Blair, When you hit the Reply button you're given a reply screen that includes a box to type in. Below that box are the words "Additional Options..." with a triangle beside it. Click the triangle and additional options - including "Attach" (with a "Choose File" button next to it) appear. Use the Choose File button to attach images to your replies.


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« Reply #49 on: July 09, 2010, 03:13:01 pm »

kflack,

Thank you so much for the information.
I can see how this works now.
Problem is, the photo files I tried, are too large to be accepted.
This was color prints of the labels, "actual size", for the reporoduction cartridge boxes that were posted in another thread.
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