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PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

 

PHOTOGRAPHS, SNAPSHOTS AND CLIPPINGS

from

ANONYMOUS DONORS

 

 

 

Many fans have shared photographs from their personal collections with us yet refuse to take credit for them. (For example, "GST" collected the photographs and snapshots from other members of the Sons of the Pioneers fanclub and refuses to take credit for them.) Some of the following snapshots are dated; many are not. Some are dated but have no place names. If errors have been made, please let us know.

 

From July 21, 1940 to September 1941 the Pioneers were away from Hollywood on their first national tour, ending up in Chicago for a scheduled one-week's appearance on the Uncle Ezra program. They were so much in demand that they took a vote among themselves and remained for nearly a year, traveling up to Pennsylvania to appear at the  Sleepy Hollow Ranch, near Quakertown, PA, etc. They continued that pattern, with few exceptions, for years.

 

"After finishing 39 weeks in Chicago with...Uncle Ezra, we hit out for Pennsylvania and points in the East. Had a great time, thanks to such folks as Uncle Jack and Mary Lou at Himmelreich Grove, the Newman gang at Sleepy Hollow, Cousin Lee at Radio Park, Mr. Schwarz at Clown Park, Shorty Fencher and the gang at Valley View and ....friendly crew up on the Lone Star Ranch at Reed's Ferry, New Hampshire." (Hugh Farr, p. 2 Tumbleweed Topics, Vol. 1 No. 10, summer 1941)

 

Recently, a treasure trove of Bob Nolan handwritten lyrics, pictures, greeting cards, etc, surfaced and the owner has kindly scanned them for us so we can study them. Click on the title of the selections you'd like to see.

 

HAND-WRITTEN SONG LYRICS 

TYPED SONG LYRICS  

GREETING CARDS 

MISCELLANEOUS

ARTICLE ON BOB NOLAN c. 1940 

PROMOTIONAL PHOTOGRAPHS

SNAPSHOTS TAKEN BY FANS 

        Boston, MA

        Hartford, CT

        New York City

        Reading, PA

        Reed's Ferry, NH ( See also F E Bates photos)

        Sally Ann Park, PA

        Sleepy Hollow, PA

        Unidentified Locations

        Valley View Park, PA

CLIPPINGS

 

 

SNAPSHOTS TAKEN BY FANS

 

REED'S FERRY, NH

 

Bob Nolan

Reed's Ferry, New Hampshire,1941

 

Tim Spencer, Karl Farr, Pat Brady and unidentified fan

Reed's Ferry, New Hampshire,1941

 

Unidentified boy, Pat Brady, Karl Farr and Tim Spencer

Reed's Ferry, New Hampshire,1941

 

 

Lloyd Perryman

Reed's Ferry, New Hampshire,1941

 

Pat Brady

Reed's Ferry, New Hampshire,1941

 


 

 

SLEEPY HOLLOW RANCH, PA

 

Back: Hugh & Karl Farr and Bob Nolan

Front: Lloyd Perryman, Tim Spencer and Pat Brady

Sleepy Hollow Ranch, PA, 1941

 

Back: Hugh and Karl Farr with Bob Nolan

Front: Lloyd Perryman, Tim Spencer and Pat Brady

Sleepy Hollow Ranch, PA, 1941

 

Sleepy Hollow Ranch, PA, 1941

although 1940 is written on the snapshot, it is identical to others taken in 1941.

 

Bob Nolan with unidentified fans

Sleepy Hollow Ranch, PA, 1941

 

Bob Nolan with unidentified fans

Sleepy Hollow Ranch, PA, 1941

 

Bob Nolan with unidentified fans

Sleepy Hollow Ranch, PA, 1941

 

Left: Lloyd Perryman

Right: Bob Nolan with Patsy Linton

Sleepy Hollow Ranch, PA, 1941

 

Sleepy Hollow Ranch, PA, 1941

although 1940 is written on the snapshot, it is identical to others taken in 1941.

 

 

Patsy Linton with Karl Farr (left) and Pat Brady (right)

Sleepy Hollow Ranch, PA, 1941

 

Patsy Linton with Tim Spencer

Sleepy Hollow Ranch, PA, 1941

 

 

Karl Farr with Blanche Linton (fan)

Sleepy Hollow Ranch, PA, 1941

 

 


 

SALLY ANN PARK, PA

 

Back: Bob Nolan, Hugh Farr, Tim Spencer and Pat Brady

Front: Karl Farr, Lloyd Perryman and Sam Allen (manager)

Sally Ann Park, July 20, 1941 (Pennsylvania Country Parks)

 

Sally Ann Park, July 20, 1941 (Pennsylvania Country Parks)

 

 

Back: Hugh & Karl Farr, Tony Fiore?, Tim Spencer and Sam Allen

Front: Pat Brady, Bob Nolan and Lloyd Perryman

Sally Ann Park, July 20, 1941 (Pennsylvania Country Parks)

 


 

VALLEY VIEW PARK, PA

 

Bob Nolan

Valley View Park 1940 08 04

 

Bob Nolan, Pat Brady, Lloyd Perryman and Karl Farr

Valley View Park 1940 08 04

 

Left: Karl Farr and Pat Brady

Right: Helen Schmuck, Bob Nolan and Karl Farr

Valley View Park 1940 08 04

 

 

Pat Brady

Valley View Park area 1940 08 04

 

 


 

 

NEW YORK CITY

 

Bob Nolan

New York City, 1942

 

Martha Retsch and Bob Nolan, New York City, 1942

 

 

Martha Retsch and Bob Nolan, New York City, 1942

 

 

Patsy Linton and Bob Nolan, New York City, 1942

 

Pat Brady

New York City, 1942

 

 

Patsy Linton and Pat Brady, New York City, 1942

 

Patsy Linton and Hugh Farr, New York City, 1942

 

Patsy Linton and Hugh Farr, New York City, 1942

 

Lloyd Perryman

 New York City, 1942

 

Lloyd Perryman

New York City, 1942

 

Blanche Linton (Patsy's mother) and Lloyd Perryman

New York City, 1942

 

Patsy Linton and Lloyd Perryman

New York City, 1942

 

Martha Retsch and Lloyd Perryman

New York City, 1942

 

Martha Retsch and Lloyd Perryman

New York City, 1942

 

Karl Farr

New York City, 1942

 

Karl Farr

New York City, 1942

 

Karl Farr

New York City, 1942

 

 

Hugh Farr

New York City, 1942

 

Hugh Farr

New York City, 1942

 

 

Hugh Farr

New York City, 1942

 

Hugh Farr and Patsy Linton

New York City, 1942

 

Tim Spencer

New York City, 1942

 

Tim Spencer

New York City, 1942

 

Tim Spencer

New York City, 1942

 

Tim Spencer and Patsy Linton

New York City, 1942

 

Tim Spencer and Patsy Linton

New York City, 1942

 

Tim Spencer and Patsy Linton

New York City, 1942

 

Tim Spencer and Ruth Trotter, Patsy's friend

New York City, 1942

 

 

Tim Spencer and Ruth Trotter, Patsy's friend

New York City, 1942

 

Terry Sevigny and Tim Spencer

New York City, 1943

 

Tim Spencer and Ken Carson

New York City 1943

 

 

Ken Carson

New York City, 1943

 

 

Ken Carson

New York City, 1943

 

Bob Nolan

New York City, 1943

 

Bob Nolan

New York City, 1943

 

Hugh Farr, Ken Carson, Tim Spencer, unidentified, Karl Farr, Lloyd Perryman and Bob Nolan

New York City, 1943

 


 

 

BOSTON, MA

 

Back: Hugh Farr, Tim Spencer, Lloyd Perryman and Karl Farr

Front: Bob Nolan and Pat Brady

Boston, 1942

 

Back: Hugh Farr, Tim Spencer, Lloyd Perryman, Karl Farr

Front: Bob Nolan and Pat Brady

Boston, 1942

 

 

Bob Nolan

Boston, 1942

 

 

Tim Spencer

Boston, 1942

 

 

Bob Nolan

Boston, 1942

 


 

 

READING, PA

 

Back: Shug Fisher, Terry Sevigny, Bob Nolan

Front: Tim Spencer and Ken Carson

Reading, Pennsylvania, 1945 10 20

 

 

Back: Shug Fisher, Terry Sevigny, Bob Nolan

Front: Tim Spencer and Ken Carson

Reading, Pennsylvania, 1945 10 20

 

 


 

 

HARTFORD, CT

 

Bob Nolan

State Theater Hartford CT 1945 10 09

 

Karl & Hugh Farr

State Theater Hartford CT 1945 10 09

 

Ken Carson and unidentified lady.

State Theater Hartford CT 1945 10 09

 

 

Terry Sevigny and Ken Carson

State Theater Hartford CT 1945 10 09

 

 

Karl Farr, Terry Sevigny and Hugh Farr

State Theater Hartford CT 1945 10 09

 


 

 

PHILADELPHIA, PA

 

Lloyd Perryman, Hugh Farr, Bob Nolan and Pat Brady

Philadelphia Rodeo, 1946 09 21

 

 

 

REPUBLIC'S PROMOTIONAL PHOTOS & OTHER EPHEMERA

 

Back: Tim Spencer and Bob Nolan

Front: Hugh Farr and Leonard Slye

1934

 

Back: Hugh Farr and Tim Spencer

Centre: Bob Nolan

Front: Karl Farr and Leonard Slye

(Between 1935 and 1937)

 

Reverse of above photo (more)

(Between 1935 and 1937)

 

Bob Nolan c. 1939-40

 

Young Jimmy Wakely (right) with unidentified guitarist.

 

Stuart and Suzy Hamblen with daughters Veeva Suzanne and Obee Jane (courtesy of Bill Lindsay)

c. 1937

 

Ken Carson and Pat Brady, clowning

c. 1944

 

Bob Nolan

 

Back: Hugh and Karl Farr with Bob Nolan

Front: Tim Spencer, Pat Brady and Lloyd Perryman

(Spoilers of the Range, 1939)

 

Spoilers of the Range, 1939 (back)

 

Pat Brady

 

Pat Brady in a still from Man from Music Mountain, 1943

 

 

Bob Nolan,

Hands Across the Border, 1944

 

Tim Spencer

 

Karl Farr

 

Tim Spencer

 

Reunion of the Classic Sons of the Pioneers, 1946

 

Reunion of the Classic Sons of the Pioneers, 1946

 

Young Rex Allen

 

Back: Hugh Farr, Ken Curtis, Bob Nolan and Lloyd Perryman

Front: Shug Fisher and Karl Farr

1949

 

 

UNIDENTIFIED LOCATIONS

 

 

Lloyd Perryman and Tim Spencer

 

Lloyd Perryman and Tim Spencer

 

Lloyd Perryman

 

Tim Spencer

 

 

Karl Farr "Just before matinee."

1946 09 14

 

Karl Farr "Just before matinee."

(background brought up)

1946 09 14

 

 

Martha Retsch, Karl Farr, Terry Sevigny, Lloyd Perryman, Pat Brady and Emma Hackett

1946 09 15 Karl and Pat's Room" on back of photo

 

Back: Pat Brady, Tim Spencer and Karl Farr

Front: Velma Spencer, Terry Sevigny, Emma Hackett and Martha Retsch

1946 09 15 Karl and Pat's Room" (on back of photo)

 

Karl Farr, Tim Spencer, Lloyd Perryman and Pat Brady

1946 09 15 Karl and Pat's Room" (on back of photo)

 

 

Terry Sevigny and Lloyd Perryman

1946 09 21

On back of photo: "Roy reading paper - left hand corner. Bob - hands on hips in right corner. Roy's gray britches behind me. Lloyd a-serenadin'. Believe Pat just made a funny remark hence the grin. Tim snapped this."

 

Hugh Farr, Terry Sevigny and Pat Brady ("after matinee")

1946 09 21

 

Lloyd Perryman and Terry Sevigny

1946 09 22

 

Velma Spencer and Terry Sevigny

1946 09 22

 

 

1947 03 Martha Retsch

 

Martha Retsch

Pat Brady 1940

 

1942

 

Tim Spencer and Lloyd Perryman

 

Hugh and Karl Farr

 

1942

 

1942

 

 

 

CLIPPINGS

 

 

 

 

 

(Reverse of previous clipping)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(reverse of previous clipping)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HAND-WRITTEN SONG LYRICS

 

Bob Nolan's handwriting

Song is the traditional "Cindy"

 

Bob Nolan's handwriting

Song: "Royal Telephone" by Frederick M. Lehman

 

The Bandit Bold (Bob Nolan)

Bob Nolan's handwriting

 

On the Banks of the Sunny San Juan by Glenn Strange & Eddie Dean in Bob Nolan's handwriting.

 

Bedtime Story (Bob Nolan)

Bob Nolan's handwriting

 

Following the Sun (Bob Nolan)

Bob Nolan's handwriting

 

A No-Good Son-of-a-Gun (Bob Nolan)

Bob Nolan's handwriting

 

A No-Good Son-of-a-Gun p. 2 (Bob Nolan)

Bob Nolan's handwriting

 

I Follow the Stream (Bob Nolan)

Bob Nolan's handwriting

 

I Follow the Stream p. 2 (Bob Nolan)

Bob Nolan's handwriting

 

I Follow the Stream p. 3 (Bob Nolan)

Bob Nolan's handwriting

 

What You Gonna Say to Peter (Bob Nolan)

Bob Nolan's handwriting

 

(When the Prairie Sun says) Good Mornin' (Bob Nolan)

Bob Nolan's handwriting

 

Why Don't It Rain? (Bob Nolan)

Bob Nolan's handwriting

 

Wind (Bob Nolan)

Bob Nolan's handwriting

 

You ain't Heard Nothin' Till you Hear him Roar! (Bob Nolan)

Bob Nolan's handwriting

 

Cowboy Moon (Bob Nolan?)

Unidentified handwriting

 

Down by the Old Rustic Well (Bob Nolan?)

Unidentified handwriting

 

Unidentified handwriting

 

Here Blue (Bob Nolan) a rewrite of "Old Blue"

Bob Nolan's handwriting

 

I Want Somebody to Cry Over Me (Bob Nolan?)

Unidentified handwriting

 

I Want Somebody to Cry Over Me p. 2 (Bob Nolan?)

Unidentified handwriting

 

My Saddle Pal and I (Leonard Sly)

Len Slye's handwriting

 

New Mexico (Bob Nolan?)

Unidentified handwriting

 

Unidentified handwriting

 

Trav'lin' with the Sun p 1 (Bob Nolan)

Unidentified handwriting

 

Trav'lin' with the Sun p 2 (Bob Nolan)

Unidentified handwriting

 

Trav'lin' with the Sun p 3 (Bob Nolan)

Unidentified handwriting

 

Trav'lin' with the Sun (Bob Nolan) on back of envelope

Unidentified handwriting

 

 

Unidentified handwriting

 

Wasteland (Bob Nolan?)

Unidentified handwriting

 

 

 

TYPED SONG LYRICS

 

Bob Nolan's handwriting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bob Nolan handwriting

 

 

 

Bob Nolan's handwriting on the lyrics corrections of his own song, Wind.

 

Bob Nolan's handwriting on typed sheet

 

 

GREETING CARDS

 

 

1946

 

1946

 

 

1939

 

1941

 

 

1954

 

1995

 

 

MISCELLANEOUS

 

Variety, Wednesday July 31, 1946

 

Unidentified handwriting

 

Small scraps of paper aligned then scanned

Unidentified handwriting

 

Unidentified handwriting

 

Scrapbook Cover

Unidentified handwriting

 

 

 

Unidentified handwriting

 

Unidentified handwriting

 

 

 

ARTICLE ON BOB NOLAN by Frances Irvine c.1940

(Secretary to the Sons of the Pioneers)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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