John Santangelo Image Collection, 1900-1981
Size: 22 inches
Location: 3C1 and 3D7
Accession #: 1994.010
John Santangelo lived in New Haven, Connecticut, and collected images used in Real West Magazine. The magazine began in 1957 and was discontinued in 1988 after a run of 221 regular monthly issues and 45 special issues. Real West featured stories by many well-known western authors as well as regular columns and other short features.
Scope & Content Note
The Image Collection is comprised of 2,041 images including a small number of western themed photographs collected by John Santagelo. The majority of the collection is copy photographs used in Real West Magazine. The Collection was used as a reference tool by the National Cowboy Museum’s curatorial staff until 1998 when it was moved into the Research Center. The subject matter of the images ranges from cityscapes to death portraits.
Note to Researcher
Researchers should be advised this collection contains many images of post mortem people in various stages of decay.
This collection was gifted to the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in 1994 by John Santangelo.
Copyright on most of the materials is held by Real West Magazine or the photographers. The DRC cannot give permission to publish them. Please inquire if you have questions firstname.lastname@example.org.
Restrictions on Access
There are no restrictions on this collection. It is available for research.
John Santangelo Image Collection, 1900-1981, MS 027, Box # Folder #, Donald C. & Elizabeth M. Dickinson Research Center, National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
|Box||Folder||Folder Title / Description|
|1||1||1994.010.10 – unknown town, undated|
|2||1994.010.19 – Downieville, undated|
|3||1994.010.20 – Downieville, undated|
|4||1994.010.25 – the site where Juanita had her cabin, undated|
|5||1994.010.57 – Post Chapel, c1928|
|6||1994.010.58 – grave stone from Em’ly, undated|
|7||1994.010.129 – Fall River bridge, undated|
|8||1994.010.130 – plaque at Lockhart Ferry, undated|
|9||1994.010.169 – Sluicin near the spot where Marshall discovered gold, 1934|
|10||1994.010.287 – Kickapoo Wickiup of Eva Johnson Cuppahe, where she lives in 1975, 1975|
|11||1994.010.482 – Old Chase Creek, Clifton, Arizona, undated|
|12||1994.010.483 – owners of Spezia Cave, undated|
|13||1994.010.484 – bar in Spezia Cave, undated|
|14||1994.010.518 – the stage road running west to Fort Quitman from the western mouth of Quitman Pass, undated|
|15||1994.010.521 – post office in Clifton, Arizona, until 1940, undated|
|16||1994.010.522 – street scene, Clifton, Arizona, 1930|
|17||1994.010.525 – street scene, Clifton, Arizona, 1900|
|18||1994.010.675 – Edwards County Jail, Rocksprings, Texas, undated|
|19||1994.010.0815 – Stanton Stage Station, undated|
|20||1994.010.0816 – Hotel Stanton, undated|
|21||1994.010.1481 – Tom “Johnny” Wilson gravestone, 1981|
|22||1994.010.1537 – west side of Hotel Stanton, undated|
|23||1994.010.1538 – theatre, gambling hall, and saloon, undated|
|24||1994.010.1539 – Antelope Creek, undated|
|25||1994.010.1540 – Charles P. Stanton, undated|
|26||1994.010.1648 – John Wayne, c1970|
|27||1994.010.1657 – John Wayne, c1970|
|28||1994.010.1658 – John Wayne, c1970|
|29||1994.010.1659 – John Wayne, c1970|
|30||1994.010.1660 – John Wayne, c1970|
|31||1994.010.1740 – members of the Skaggs Gang, undated|
|32||1994.010.1765 – Brooten’s Baths, 1923|
|33||1994.010.1779 – Jacobson’s store, undated|
|34||1994.010.1895 – Maurice Brooking, undated|