Looking at the West: The American Bison, ca. 1553

[American Bison]. Francisco López de Gómara, Historia general de las Indias (Caragoça, 1553).

[American Bison]. Francisco López de Gómara, Historia general de las Indias (Caragoça, 1553).

Francisco López de Gómara. Primera y segunda parte dela historia general de las Indias: con todo el descubrimiento y cosas notables que han acaecido dende que se ganaron ata el año de 1551., con La co[n]quista de Mexico y de la Nueua España. En Caragoça: A costa de Miguel Capila mercader de libros vezino de Caragoça, 1553.  Call Number: Americana 1553q López de Gómara. Catalog Record.

Looking at the West: Admission Card for George Catlin’s Indian Gallery, 1838

Printed admission card for Catlin's “Indian Gallery.” Samuel L. Southard Papers (C0250).

Printed admission card for Catlin’s Indian Gallery. Samuel L. Southard Papers (C0250), Manuscripts Division, Rare Books and Special Collections.

From the papers of New Jersey politician, lawyer, and governor Samuel Lewis Southard, an 1838 printed admission card for George Catlin’s Indian Gallery on display at the “Wig-Wam” on Pennsylvania Avenue:

This Card admits Hon. S. L. Southard to Indian Gallery, in the “Wig-Wam” on Pennsylvania Avenue, during the season, free–and particularly solits his attendance on Wednesday and Thursday evenings, the 25th and 26th insts.  Geo. Catlin.  April 23, 1838.

For a detailed finding aid to the Samuel L. Southard Papers, see: http://findingaids.princeton.edu/collections/C0250.

Looking at the West: The Photographer

All images from the Western Americana Collection, Princeton University Digital Library.