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PHOTO COLLECTIONS

         "I've always felt a wonder at old photographs not easy to explain. Maybe I don't need to explain; maybe you'll recognize what I mean. I mean the sense of wonder, staring at the strange clothes and vanished backgrounds, knowing that what you're seeing was once real. That light really did reflect there once, smiling into a camera. You could have walked into the scene then, touched those people, and spoken to them. You could actually have gone into that strange old outmoded building and seen what you never can -- what was just inside the door." (Jack Finney from Time and Again, 1970.)


 

Anonymous Collections from fans who do not wish to be credited publicly. These are mainly personal snapshots.

The Francis E. Bates Collection from a New Hampshire fan in 1940-1941.

The Calin Coburn Collection Vol. 1 & 2 Thumbnail prints of the collection residing in the Southern Folklife Collection at the University of North Carolina. This collected is copyrighted and permission for use is required.

The Karl E. Farr Collection from the personal archive of the original Karl Farr's son.  Mr. Farr has made these photos available freely to everyone.

The John Fullerton Collection from the personal collection of a full-time entertainer and dedicated Bob Nolan fan. Permission for use must be obtained from Mr. Fullerton.

The Bruce Hickey Collection from the personal collection of a New Zealand fan. Permission for use must be obtained from Mr. Hickey.

The Ed Phillips Collection Images related to the Sons of the Pioneers from the personal collection of the late Ed Phillips who had collected tens of thousands of production and publicity stills from western movies in his lifetime. These images may be used freely.

The Martha Retsch Collection of the first president of the Sons of the Pioneers fan club. Permission for use must be obtained from John Fullerton.

The Roy Rogers Family Trust Collection - a few selections

The Jan Scott Collection from Ms. Scott's huge collection of Roy Rogers memorabilia. Permission for use must be obtained from Ms. Scott.

The Joan Shapira Collection - a few photos from her personal collection. The remainder, unfortunately, were stolen from her.

Suze Spencer Marshall - Bob Nolan's Tucson - visiting the old sites in modern Tucson, Arizona.

The Theresa (Terry Sevigny) Scott Collection of the secretary of the Sons of the Pioneers. These images may be used freely.

Mystery Photos Photos we have been unable to recognize names, places or dates.

Note: To use these photos, permission must first be obtained from the owner of the collection or from us.