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

About this Item

Title

  • Thibault & Nunn Saddlery, Miles City, Montana

Names

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

Created / Published

  • Miles City, Montana, August 11, 1979

Headings

  • -  Saddlery
  • -  Leatherwork
  • -  Shop signs
  • -  Photographs
  • -  Ethnography
  • -  United States -- Montana -- Miles City

Genre

  • Photographs
  • Ethnography

Notes

  • -  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: at the Thibault & Nunn Saddlery, Miles City MT (the photographer's log suggests that Barre Toelken may have made some of these exposures): 1-6, Dale Thibault putting saddle strings on saddle, the photographer's notes use the term "latigo strings" and add "in frame 1 he is slitting the string with a knife, in frame 2 he is drawing one string through the one with the slit, in frame 3 he pulls the string through the slit with pliers, in frame 4, flat the strings, and in frame 6 the finished string"; it is also the case that frames 1 through 5 document work on a saddle string behind the cantle, while frame 6 shows a string (possibly a latigo string) at the saddle fork; 7-13, exterior of the saddle shop from across the dirt road in front of the shop; 14-15, decorative business sign designed by Thibault, with wagon wheel and doubletree motifs, "Thibault & Nunn Saddlery"; 16-18, Dale Thibault; 19-21, Leighton Nunn (hands visible) demonstrates leather stamping; the photographer's notes state, "He has drawn a leaf pattern on a scrap piece of leather and has just traced the pattern with a knife or sharp-edged tool; 22, stamping the leaf pattern into the leather using a rough-edged point struck by hammer; 23-26, the finished leaf pattern in leather; 27-28, cartoon on the wall of the saddle shop that shows a saddle with a horn at front and one at the back and a caption reading "It's been real popular with drunks"; at top, "Nunn Saddlery," and signed Herb Mignery, 1972; 29-37, Dale Thibault.

Medium

  • 35 mm black-and-white film negatives

Call Number/Physical Location

  • Call number: AFC 1981/005: 6_22927

Source Collection

  • Montana Folklife Survey collection (AFC 1981/005)

Repository

  • American Folklife Center

Digital Id

Online Format

  • image

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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. United States Montana Miles City, 1979. Miles City, Montana. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc1981005_06_22927/.

APA citation style:

Johnson, P. J., Toelken, B. & Toelken, B. (1979) Thibault & Nunn Saddlery, Miles City, Montana. United States Montana Miles City, 1979. Miles City, Montana. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc1981005_06_22927/.

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, <www.loc.gov/item/afc1981005_06_22927/>.