The collection features five photographs of cowboys leading cattle and horse drives across the range.
There’s no documentation about the person who gave this gift of photographs to the Museum sometime around 1969, other than his name for which the collection is named after him.
Scope & Content Note
This collection contains five mounted photographs of cowboys on the range. The cowboys are involved in cattle and horse drives. Three photographs from the original accession are missing.
Cattle drives – Oklahoma
The collection was accessioned sometime in 1969 as a gift from George A. Noble. The scope and content note was written by librarian Karen Spilman in February 2003, and the current finding aid was written and posted online by archivist/librarian Laura Anne Heller in October 2009.
The George A. Noble Collection is the property of the Donald C. & Elizabeth M. Dickinson Research Center, National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. Literary right, including copyright, belongs to the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, with the exception of copyrighted artwork images and published literary works, which are the property of the respective copyright holders. It is the responsibility of the researcher, and his/her publisher, to obtain publishing permission from individuals pictured, relevant copyright holders, and the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.
Restrictions on Access
The collection is open for research. It is advisable for researchers to discuss their proposed research with staff prior to visiting the Center.
George A. Noble Collection, Box ##, Folder ##, Dickinson Research Center, National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
|Series 1: George A. Noble Collection|
|Box/Folder #||Accession #||Description|
|01/02||69.1.2||“Taking cattle to head of Colorado Rover. Magnolia pasture for M. Walff and Bro.” Cattle drive. Photograph, b&w, 8 x 10 in. on board.|
|69.1.4||Group of men standing and holding reins of horses. Cattle drive. “Portraits by Curtis, Oklahoma City” stamped on back. Photograph, b&w, 6 x 10 in. on board.|
|69.1.5||Group of men on horses. Cattle drive. “Portraits by Curtis, Oklahoma City” stamped on back. Photograph, b&w, 6.5 x 10 in. on board.|
|69.1.7||Men on horses in a large pasture with cattle. Cattle drive. Part of a wagon or cart in foreground. “Portraits by Curtis, Oklahoma City” stamped on back. Photograph, b&w, 8 x 10 in. on board.|
|69.1.8||Cowboys gathered with cattle in the background. Cattle drive. Stamped on back: “Reid & Peirshing, Neg. 158, P.O. Box 108, Big Springs, Tex.” Written on back: “Frank.” Photograph, sepia, 5 x 7 in. on board.|