Feagius

Bessie Feagius Collection

Bessie Feagius Collection, 1890s
1 folder
Location: 0165
Accession #: 71.1

Introduction

This small collection of nine photographs depicts cowboy life on the Miller Brothers’ 101 Ranch during the 1890s.

Biography

No information is available about the Feagius family represented in some of these photographs. We do know many of the images were photographed by L.F. Feagius and D.J. Feagius. One photograph even points out Dan Feagius, as well as Joe Miller of the 101 Ranch. We do not have any biographical information on Bessie Feagius.

This collection contains nine photographs of cattle drives and round-ups near the 101 Ranch. Joe Miller is included in one of the photographs. Several photographs have accompanying copy negatives and are identified as such with an N in the accession number. Some photographs are broken pieces and these are identified as A and B in the accession number.

Personal Names:
Miller, Joseph Carson, 1868-1927

Subject Headings:
Cattle drives
Cowboys
Miller Bros. & Arlington 101 Ranch Real Wild West (Organization)
Photographs

This collection was accessioned in 1971. The scope and content note was written by librarian Karen Spilman in March 2003. The current finding aid was written and posted online by archivist/librarian Laura Anne Heller in November 2009.

The collection is open for research. It is advisable for researchers to discuss their proposed research with staff prior to visiting the Center.

Bessie Feagius Collection, Box ##, Folder ##, Dickinson Research Center, National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Series 1: Bessie Feagius Collection
Photographs have been cataloged in the Image Archive Database, but none have been scanned yet.
Box/Folder # Accession # Folder Title/Description
1/2 71.1.1 [Cowboys on horseback with a large herd of cattle], L.F. Feagius, photographer. 1890 ca. Photograph, b&w, 5.25×8.5 in.
71.1.2 [Cowboys on horseback with a large herd of cattle], L.F. Feagius, photographer. 1890 ca. Photograph, b&w, 5.25×8.5 in.
71.1.3 [Group of cowboys sitting on ground and on chuckwagon with pots and pans sitting on ground. L.F. Feagius, photographer. 1890 ca. Photograph, b&w, 5.25×8.5 in.
71.1.3N [Group of cowboys sitting on ground and on chuckwagon with pots and pans sitting on ground. L.F. Feagius, photographer. 1890 ca. Copy negative of 71.1.3.
71.1.4-1 Miller’s Round-Up Sept 24, 1890. Hesser, publishers. 1930. Photograph, b&w, 5.25×7.25 in. Photograph mounted; This is a copy of 71.1.3.
71.1.4-2 Miller’s Round-Up Sept 24, 1890. Hesser, publishers. 1930. Copy print of 71.1.3.
71.1.4N Miller’s Round-Up Sept 24, 1890. Hesser, publishers. 1930. Copy negative of 71.1.3.
71.1.5 101 Ranch Round-up. 1890 ca. copy negative available; photograph is mounted. Photograph, b&w, 5.25×6.75 in.
71.1.5N 101 Ranch Round-up. 1890 ca. copy negative available; photograph is mounted. Copy negative.
71.1.6 2 cowboys. 1890 ca. Photograph, b&w, 4.25×2.25 in. Broken photograph; Rest of it is missing.
71.1.7A [Cowboys on horseback branding cattle] L. F. Feagius, photographer. 1890 ca. Photograph is mounted and broken in two pieces. Photograph, b&w, 5.25×8.5 in. (piece 1)
71.1.7B [Cowboys on horseback branding cattle] L. F. Feagius, photographer. 1890 ca. Photograph is mounted and broken in two pieces. Photograph, b&w, 5.25×8.5 in. (piece 2)
71.1.8A [Cowboys on horseback with a herd of horses and wagons] D. J. Feagius, photographer. 1890 ca. Photograph is mounted and broken in two pieces. Photograph is mounted and broken in two pieces. Photograph, b&w, 5.25×8.5 in. (piece 1)
71.1.8B [Cowboys on horseback with a herd of horses and wagons] D. J. Feagius, photographer. 1890 ca. Photograph is mounted and broken in two pieces. Photograph is mounted and broken in two pieces. Photograph, b&w, 5.25×8.5 in. (piece 2)
71.1.9 Last round-up for yearlings of the Cherokee Strip, 1888, Joe Miller on left, Feagius. Photograph is mounted; handwritten description of photograph on back. Photograph, b&w, 5.25×8.5 in. Description on back: “Picture of last round-up of cattle before the opening of the Cherokee Strip. The picture was made in ’88. The man on the extreme left is Joe Miller; of Miller Bros., 101 Ranch. Picture made in vicinity of 101 Ranch. Man with the dot over his head is Dan Feagius, cattle man before the opening.”