Thursday, July 30, 2009

Illustrations of the Western Frontier

Collection of hundreds of items from a "scrapbook kept by an American illustrator, James E. Taylor (1839-1901). A professional artist, Taylor's newspaper illustrations served to popularize stereotypes of the Western frontier during the post-Civil War years." Browse individual images of drawings, photos, news clippings, and letters, or view album pages on gold mining, Mexican life, and other topics. From the National Anthropological Archives, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution. Smithsonian Institution.
Link: http://www.nmnh.si.edu/naa/taylor/
Access: Free