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Portrait of an unidentified child.
"Children of William Porter Thomas and Margaret Stafford Thomas taken about 1871 near Logansport, Indiana"

"Children of William Porter Thomas and Margaret Stafford Thomas taken ...

summary: Group portrait of (from left to right) Charlie, Martha, George, Nettie, Giles, and Sam Thomas. original size: 8x10

"Uncle Horace Oblinger  21 y of age"

"Uncle Horace Oblinger 21 y of age"

summary: Portrait of Horace B. Oblinger. This photograph is one of forty-eight found in an album that probably belonged to Mattie Oblinger. The identifications are attributed to one of her daughters.

Enoch W. Raymond, wife, and other family members of wife's in front of teepee with log houses in background, Rose Bud Agency, South Dakota

Enoch W. Raymond, wife, and other family members of wife's in front of...

summary: Note: Enoch W. Raymond married a Lakota Sioux woman in 1852. Their house is at Rose Bud Agency. This photograph is a copy of a page from S. D. Butcher's PIONEER HISTORY OF CUSTER COUNTY, NEBRASKA orig... more

"The hanging of Mitchell and Ketchum by the Olive gang"

"The hanging of Mitchell and Ketchum by the Olive gang"

summary: Note: Butcher staged this photograph to illustrate the hanging of Mitchell and Ketchum by I.P. "Print" Olive in 1878 for use in his PIONEER HISTORY OF CUSTER COUNTY original size: 6x8

Thomas Jefferson Butcher, Born 1831.

Thomas Jefferson Butcher, Born 1831.

summary: Note: The burned area along the lower edge of the photograph was caused by the fire in which S.D. Butcher lost his pioneer narratives.

Sod and frame house

Sod and frame house

original size: 6x8

Family portrait of Uriah Oblinger's brothers and sisters.

Family portrait of Uriah Oblinger's brothers and sisters.

summary: Note: Pictured from left to right are Mattie McKenzie, Horace Oblinger, Jerome Oblinger, Abia Oblinger, Ida Deeming, Mollie Traver, and Sabra Van Doren. original size: 4x6

"Plymale, a Pioneer's Home, 1880."
Henry (Hank) Orvis, West Union, Custer County, Nebraska.

Henry (Hank) Orvis, West Union, Custer County, Nebraska.

summary: Photographer's annotation:: "The man who went with S.D. Butcher to Pine Ridge during the Indian uprising, Spring of 1890." Butcher and Orvis published a series of photographs taken after the Wounded ... more

Sargent, Custer County, Nebraska.
E.E. Whaley Hardware & Groceries, Boots & Shoes, Post Office, West Union, Nebraska.

E.E. Whaley Hardware & Groceries, Boots & Shoes, Post Office, West Uni...

summary: Photographer's note: "Mrs. Farley was the post mistress at that time." original size: 6x8

The George Ankeney family who lived 15 miles north west of Sargent at Cummings Park, Custer County, Nebraska

The George Ankeney family who lived 15 miles north west of Sargent at ...

summary: Mrs. Ankeney was the wife of James Cumming who was killed in the well show in this photograph in September of 1885. The well was rebuilt in 1886. Mr. Ankeney was working for Mr. Cumming at the time o... more

Rev. William McCaslin house, known as the "Preacher Home,"  in Rose Valley near Clear Creek, Custer County, Nebraska.

Rev. William McCaslin house, known as the "Preacher Home," in Rose Va...

summary: Photographer's annotation: "S.D. Butcher & T.J. Butcher slept in this sod shack one night on the floor on a pallet of straw where there was about 'steen' hundered fleas to every inch of their anatomy... more

"Stillman Gates, Gates P.O."
Westerville, Custer County, Nebraska
Old William Marsh homestead near Genet Post Office, Custer County, Nebraska

Old William Marsh homestead near Genet Post Office, Custer County, Neb...

summary: Photographer's caption "[This homestead] now owned by G.W. Butcher at Genet post office. Mr. Butcher now has large frame buildings on the land and fitted up for stock farm," Note the gothic spires ma... more

Ernie Peerin, Sargent, Custer County, Nebraska.

Ernie Peerin, Sargent, Custer County, Nebraska.

summary: Society staff member, Martha Turner notes that the spelling of the name should be "Perrin." original size: 6x8

East Custer County, Nebraska
Farm scene, Custer County, Nebraska.
Old Republican printing shop, Broken Bow, Nebraska

Old Republican printing shop, Broken Bow, Nebraska

summary: Note: First printing office in Broken Bow, 1886. A note on one of the prints reads: "Office of Broken Bow Republican 74a." original size: 6x8

William Pfrehm, 4 miles west of West Union, Nebraska.

William Pfrehm, 4 miles west of West Union, Nebraska.

summary: In Butcher's book he mentions a Mr. William Pfrehm of West Union who was the owner of a general store. original size: 6x8

Ole Johnson and Family, Round Valley, Custer County, Nebraska.

Ole Johnson and Family, Round Valley, Custer County, Nebraska.

summary: An annotation dated 1886 reads: "Ole Johnson came to the United States from Norway. He came to Round Valley, Nebraska in 1879." original size: 6x8

Major Ellison, founder of old Algernon, Custer County, Nebraska.

Major Ellison, founder of old Algernon, Custer County, Nebraska.

summary: Note: The two women and the two girls appear to be wearing matching dresses original size: 6x8

"Nebraska Gothic," the John Curry sod house near West Union, Nebraska

"Nebraska Gothic," the John Curry sod house near West Union, Nebraska

summary: Note: A "deep well" outfit. An article by Wanda Corn entitled "The painting that became a symbol of a nation's spirit" (on file) notes the influence of this photograph and others on Grant Woods' "Ame... more

Jorns family of  Dry Valley, Custer County, Nebraska

Jorns family of Dry Valley, Custer County, Nebraska

summary: Delores Amaran, daughter of Dora Ann Jorn, identified the people pictured from left to right as: Sarah (Mrs. John) Jorn; John Jorn (Homesteader); Dora Ann Jorn (their child); and Doc Worley, who is st... more

J.L. Cobb house, Jefferson, Custer County, Nebraska

J.L. Cobb house, Jefferson, Custer County, Nebraska

summary: A note on the print states: "His grandfather, Rawson, near well. T.J. Butcher at end of house. " original size: 6x8

Jacob Johnson, New Ortello Valley, Custer County, Nebraska

Jacob Johnson, New Ortello Valley, Custer County, Nebraska

summary: Photographers Note: "The man and woman who were killed in Iowa some 3 or 4 years ago, about 1908 or 1910(?) by a fast train when they got off on the wrong side of track." original size: 6x8

E.H. Peters (or C.H. Peters), West Union, Nebraska.

E.H. Peters (or C.H. Peters), West Union, Nebraska.

summary: Peters was one of the first druggists (pharmacists) in Custer county when he set up shop in 1880. In this studio portrait, he is shown with his family. original size: 6x8

Joseph Exley (Ehley), West Union.
Newton Sims on Victoria Creek (New Helena), Custer County, Nebraska

Newton Sims on Victoria Creek (New Helena), Custer County, Nebraska

summary: Photographer's annotation: "House built by J. Merchant first in creek. Had underground passage dug to spring so if attacked by Indians could not be cut off from water supply, 1886." Denise and Daryl ... more

Mr. Willis, Broken Bow, Nebraska

Mr. Willis, Broken Bow, Nebraska

summary: Note what appears to be ears of corn hanging in the trees. original size: 6x8

David Hall's railroad camp at West Union - surveying from Sargent to Brewster, Nebraska.

David Hall's railroad camp at West Union - surveying from Sargent to B...

summary: Note: Together with picture RG2608-3490A this photograph forms a panorama of Hall's camp. original size: 6x8

James Kelley Store at Dale, five miles from Merna, Custer County

James Kelley Store at Dale, five miles from Merna, Custer County

summary: Note: "This was old Dale before it was moved to railroad." See Butcher's PIONEER HISTORY OF CUSTER COUNTY, NEBRASKA. original size: 6x8

Grand Army of the Republic picnic at West Union, Nebraska

Grand Army of the Republic picnic at West Union, Nebraska

summary: Photographer's note: "One of the most interesting pictures ever made in North Custer County as many of the Pioneers whose faces are clear and distinct in this picture have passed away by 1912."

Henry Pointer, West Union, Custer County, Nebraska.

Henry Pointer, West Union, Custer County, Nebraska.

summary: Photographer's annotation: "Afterward son-in-law to Mr. R.G. Carr, and part owner of the West Union Milling Company, 1886." original size: 6x8

Thomas Jefferson. Butcher's first house, West Union, township, Custer County, Nebraska

Thomas Jefferson. Butcher's first house, West Union, township, Custer ...

summary: Note: T.J. Butcher was the father of S.D. Butcher, the photographer. (August 8, 1934: Mr. L.L. Butcher, son of S.D. Butcher, said this should read "Jefferson Post Office, 9 miles west of West Union, i... more

"I.N. Butler sod house on Middle Loup River near Jefferson, Nebraska, ca. 1886."

"I.N. Butler sod house on Middle Loup River near Jefferson, Nebraska, ...

summary: "Solomon D. Butcher and his Photo Laboratory on wheels as he toured central Nebraska taking photographs of pioneer people and the soddies for his noted book, Butcher's History. " The man in the wagon ... more

"My first house in Nebraska, 1880. Built from 'Nebraska brick'."

"My first house in Nebraska, 1880. Built from 'Nebraska brick'."

summary: Subject: Solomon D. Butcher in front of his dugout. original size: 6x8

Burow family near Merna, Nebraska

Burow family near Merna, Nebraska

summary: On 14 September 1984, Vernon L. Souders provided the following identification: Left to right: MacWorthy, a friend of the family; Laura Helen (Thomas) Burrow (1860-1943); Cora Anna Burrow (1881-1945) ... more

Custer County, Nebraska.

Custer County, Nebraska.

original size: 6x8

Threshing crew  on Mr. Golson's farm, Custer County, Nebraska.

Threshing crew on Mr. Golson's farm, Custer County, Nebraska.

summary: Note the two men to the left feigning a fist fight. original size: 6x8

O. Gordon and family, Merna, Nebraska
Fred Gerding, Milburn, Custer County, Nebraska.

Fred Gerding, Milburn, Custer County, Nebraska.

summary: Mr. Gerding is described by Butcher as "Old Timer." original size: 6x8

Leroy Leep, West Union, Nebraska
Washington Brumbaugh and family in Dry Valley near the old Brumbaugh Post Office four miles southwest of Sargent, Custer County, Nebraska.

Washington Brumbaugh and family in Dry Valley near the old Brumbaugh P...

summary: Photographer's note "Now owns hotel in Sargent, run by Mr. Brumbaugh's widow." original size: 6x8

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