Highlights from the PPHM Holdings

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Highlights from the PPHM Holdings

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The museum has compiled a growing list of significant artifacts that we believe represents the scope of our collections.

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J. Crosby Plains Rifle
Muzzle loading heavy barrel, double set trigger rifle. Made by J. Crosby in Illinois in 1854 and bought by Col. Goodnight in 1856. The maker placed this inscription on the barrel; “Seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness and all these…

Comanche Beaded Necklace
Theodore A. “Dot” Babb (1852-1936) moved to Wise County, Texas with his family and was kidnapped by Comanche, along with his sister Bianca and a Mrs. Luster, in 1865. He was adopted by the Comanche and in 1867, he was ransomed and presented with this…

Billy Dixon's rifle: US Springfield forty-five / seventy caliber 1873 Officer Model
William “Billy” Dixon- bison hunter, scout, and survey guide- is one of the most famous figures that fought in the 1874 Battle of Adobe Walls. Dixon carried this Springfield U.S. Model 1873 Officer’s Rifle while serving as a civilian scout for the…

Kit Carson's Double Barrel Shotgun
This shotgun belonged to Kit Carson, famous scout, pioneer, and Indian and buffalo hunter. It is said to have been used in the first battle at Adobe Walls in 1864. It was given to Buffalo Bill Cody by Kit Carson.

This object is not currently on…

Western Stock Saddle
Charles Goodnight supposedly received this silver-mounted saddle- made by F.M. Stern of San Jose, California- as a gift from a Mexican government official. Goodnight presented the saddle to his foster son’s wife, Retta (Mrs. Cleo) Hubbard, in 1926.…

Winter Camp of the Sioux
Dunton first visited Taos in 1912 before moving there in 1915. He gave up his successful illustration career in favor of easel paintings and was a founder of the Taos society of artists. Winter Camp of the Sioux was shown in the 1916 Taos Society of…

Ceremony (The Conference)
A Taos Society of Artists founder, Blumenschein (1874-1960) first saw Taos in 1898 while on a sketching trip with Bert Philips. Blumenschein moved to Taos permanently in 1919, where he was considered the most accomplished painter of the group.…

Hogarth's Mother
Called the “father of British painting,” Hogarth (1697-1764) most likely completed this portrait of his mother after her death. It remained in the artist’s family until 1790. After 1901 its whereabouts were unknown. In 1929, James D. Hamilton…

Western Stock Saddle
Founded in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1866, the Askew Saddlery Company was among the first saddlers to cater to working cowboys driving cattle to market in Kansas City or Chicago. The Askew Saddle became known for superior materials and excellent…

Bison Robe
Charles Rath, noted panhandle buffalo hunter and hide buyer during the period of the buffalo slaughter, secured this buffalo robe. Rath established the Rath Trail through the Eastern Texas Panhandle and built Rath City, a trading post for buffalo…
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