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Photo, Print, Drawing Thibault & Nunn Saddlery, Miles City, Montana

About this Item


  • Thibault & Nunn Saddlery, Miles City, Montana


  • Johnson, Paula J., 1954- (Collector)
  • Toelken, Barre, 1935- (Collector)
  • Toelken, Barre, 1935- (Photographer)

Created / Published

  • Miles City, Montana, August 11, 1979


  • -  Saddlery
  • -  Western saddles
  • -  Leatherwork
  • -  Photographs
  • -  Ethnography
  • -  United States -- Montana -- Miles City


  • Photographs
  • Ethnography


  • -  Note: Online digital image numbers may be offset by 1 or 2 digits from the film negative frame numbers.
  • -  Index data: Film negative frame numbers, descriptions: Dale Thibault at the Thibault & [Leighton] Nunn Saddlery, Miles City, Montana: 2A-19A [3-19], Dale Thibault working on latigo straps for a new saddle; [20], Thibault moves the saddle to another bench; 21A-20A [21-22], fieldworker Paula Johnson tries out nearly finished saddle (Leighton Nunn back to camera); 22A [23], Dale Thibault installs a girth, fastening it to the cinch; 23A-26A [24-27], Thibault shows how the saddle was shaped earlier in process by applying strap fixed to the work-horse and tightening it with a foot pedal; 27A-28A [28-29], Thibault tries his saddle; 29A [30], the Thibault & Nunn leather stamp; 30A-34A [31-35], installing screws to hold leather firm; 35A-36A [36-36a], leather splitter. Initial frame numbers as typed in photographer's log sheets; frame numbers in square brackets as assigned at time of scanning.


  • 35 mm black-and-white film negatives

Call Number/Physical Location

  • Call number: AFC 1981/005: 4_22927

Source Collection

  • Montana Folklife Survey collection (AFC 1981/005)


  • American Folklife Center

Digital Id

Online Format

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Credit line: Montana Folklife Survey collection (AFC 1981/005), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

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Chicago citation style:

Johnson, Paula J, Barre Toelken, and Barre Toelken. Thibault & Nunn Saddlery, Miles City, Montana. Miles City United States Montana, 1979. Miles City, Montana. Photograph.

APA citation style:

Johnson, P. J., Toelken, B. & Toelken, B. (1979) Thibault & Nunn Saddlery, Miles City, Montana. Miles City United States Montana, 1979. Miles City, Montana. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Johnson, Paula J, Barre Toelken, and Barre Toelken. Thibault & Nunn Saddlery, Miles City, Montana. Miles City, Montana. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.