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Taken inside the barn at Buffalo Bill Cody's Scouts Rest Ranch (North Platte, NE), this photograph features a poster advertising Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show in London and shows Cody's portrait surrounded by six women, including the Queen of England. It was taken by Redvers Cavendish and his son Winston in about 1950. The text on the poster reads: "Royal Visitors to Buffalo Bill's Wild West London 1887." (RG5741.PH000006)

We did it again! We have added new amazing Nebraska treasures to our Museum and Photograph Collections online searchable database.  Explore the more than 17,000 historic items in our growing database.  With more than 13,000 objects from the Museum Collection, you will without a doubt discover something new and unique.

This Civilian Conservation Corps silver ring belonged to Frederick Sydow, who served with the C.C.C., Company 760, in Beatrice, Nebraska. Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camps across the nation provided employment and vocational training for thousands of young men from 1933 to 1943. President Franklin D. Roosevelt called for the establishment of such an organization just two days after his inauguration on March 4, 1933. Roosevelt hoped to put up to 500,000 unemployed young men to work in forests, parks, and range lands. The first enrollee entered the program on April 7. By the end of 1933 the CCC was well established with 275,000 men in camps across the United States and in Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.

Many of the new additions to the database are recent donations and acquisitions. For example, try typing in the keyword “Superman” (no quotation marks) and see the cover art for the April 2011 issue of the iconic comic book in which Superman visits Lincoln, Nebraska.  For something a little more traditional, search for “Edward Dack” (no quotation marks) and enjoy a wonderful, little collection of glass plate negatives taken by Mr. Dack in about 1905 in Monroe, Platte County, Nebraska.

Whether you are looking for quilts, dolls, or Native American objects and photographs, you are sure to find many types of Nebraska treasures in our searchable database. We will continue to add more treasures to the database. So, check back and search often.

Karen Keehr
Curator of the Photographs

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