Guide to the Harry Eston Maris Toppenish Roundup and Rodeo Photographs 1914
PC 93

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Maris, Harry Eston, 1881-1918.
Title
Harry Eston Maris Toppenish Roundup and Rodeo Photographs
ID
PC 93
Date
1914
Extent
2.0 boxes
General Physical Description note
1 Linear foot of shelf space 154 images (77 prints from 154 negatives)
Language
English
Abstract
These images document the audience, participants, and events from the 1914 Toppenish Roundup and Rodeo. The photographer, Harry Eston Maris, had a photographic studio located at 320 W 1st Ave in Toppenish, WA.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description] Harry Eston Maris Toppenish Roundup and Rodeo Photographs, 1914 (PC 93)

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Biographical/Historical note

Harry Eston Maris, had a photographic studio located at 320 W 1st Ave in Toppenish, WA. Maris was born in 1881, and passed away at age 36 in 1918 in Toppenish due to a liver illness.

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Biographical/Historical note

The Toppenish Roundup and Rodeo depicted in this collection took place in Toppenish, Yakima County, Washington state over September 3, 4, 5, and 6 in 1914. Attendance over the four-day event exceeded 10,000 people, with over 200 local Native Americans taking part and temporarily staying in an Indian village erected at the site. Numbering among the many participants at the Roundup and Rodeo were the entertainer Sean Nadrean the Yiddish Clown and his mule Jarbo. A few of the many events included the cowboy half-mile race and stage coach race, fancy-riding, roping, and bucking contests, and an Indian dance and ceremony. The final day of the Roundup and Rodeo concluded with a parade through the streets of the city of Toppenish, complete with exotic animals such as elephants, lions, and zebras.

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Scope and Contents note

These images document the audience, participants, and events from the 1914 Toppenish Roundup and Rodeo. The images in this collection explore the diversity of life in central Washington state in the early part of the twentieth-century, with participants and audience members traveling from various parts of the Western United States and Pacific Northwest for the annual event.

One necessary clarification: the images labeled Chief Moses are not of the better known Chief of that name; that more renowned Chief Moses died in 1899, 15 years before these photographs. It is unclear who the Chief Moses in these photographs is.

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Arrangement note

The collection is ordered in two parallel series. Box 2 contains 154 negatives, generally clustered by subject in folders, though the subjects do not appear to be in any sort of order. Box 1 contains 77 photographic prints, and all prints appear to have corresponding negatives in the identically numbered folders in Box 2. As there are more negatives than there are prints, some folders in Box 1 may appear to be missing, but this simply indicates there are no prints that match that Box 2 folder number. Folder 53, located at the back of Box 1, consists of a few pages of photocopied historical documents relevant to the Fair and to the acquisition of the collection.

Original folder labeling is recorded below; some was taken directly from the images, and some added during the original processing.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 2016

http://www.libraries.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open and available for research use.

Conditions Governing Use note

Copyright restrictions apply.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

This collection was acquired by the Washington State University (WSU) Libraries’ Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections (MASC) during 1994-1995. The collection consists of 154 photographic negatives and 77 photographic prints.

Processing Information note

Initial processing of the collection is unclear, but they were placed in labeled folders at that time. The collection was redescribed in 2011 by graduate History student Nathan Sowry, and items were then left in the existing order.

Existence and Location of Copies note

The majority of the significant images from this collection have been digitized and can be found online in the 1914 Toppenish Roundup and Rodeo Photographs Digital Collection.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Toppenish Roundup (1914 : Toppenish, Wash.) -- Photographs.

Geographic Name(s)

  • Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation.
  • Toppenish (Wash.) -- History.

Subject(s)

  • Bronc riding -- Washington (State) -- Toppenish -- Photographs.
  • Bull riding -- Washington (State) -- Toppenish -- Photographs.
  • Cowboys -- Washington (State) -- Toppenish -- Photographs.
  • Native Americans
  • Ranching
  • Rodeos -- Washington (State) -- Toppenish -- Photographs.
  • Washington (State)

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Collection Inventory

Series 1: Prints 

Box item

Cowboys in chaps; bronc-riding 

1 1

E.A. Armstrong; Native Americans 

1 2

Native Americans; Chief Moses 

1 3

Indian Parade, ceremony; Chief Moses 

1 4

Native Americans; Indian Village 

1 5

E.A. Dillon, bull-riding; Ruth Parton, drunken ride 

1 6

Ruth Parton; Rose Henderson 

1 7

Native Americans; teepees 

1 8

Native Americans, a dancer 

1 9

Bronc-riding 

1 10

Sean Nadrean, Yiddish Clown, making friends with an Indian; barn, misc. 

1 11

Sean Nadrean, Yiddish Clown; Native American women; steer roping 

1 12

Native Americans; bull-riding 

1 13

Native Americans; teepee; Sean Nadrean, Yiddish Clown 

1 14

Native Americans and teepee 

1 15

Native Americans; Chief Moses 

1 16

Chief Moses; Peo Peo Tholekt 

1 17

Art Seale; Peggie Warren; Native Americans 

1 18

Rose Henderson 

1 19

Native Americans; E.A. Armstrong 

1 20

Louise and Don Thompson; Mr. and Mrs. Warren; haywagon 

1 22

Sean Nadrean, Yiddish Clown 

1 23

Rodeo scene – cowboy, chaps, saddle; the colored man on Wardluffe (horse) 

1 24

E.A. Armstrong in relay race 

1 25

Horse racing; drunken Indian ride 

1 31

Peter Shuster 

1 37

Roman Race 

1 40

Indian Teepee Encampment 

1 42

Native American Parade 

1 43

Parade Day 

1 44

Xeroxed Supporting Materials: Toppenish Review newspaper articles from 1914; WSU The Record from 1994-1995 

1 53

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Series 2: Negatives 

Box item

Cowboys in chaps; bronc-riding 

2 1

E.A. Armstrong; Native Americans 

2 2

Native Americans; Chief Moses 

2 3

Indian Parade, ceremony; Chief Moses 

2 4

Native Americans; Indian Village 

2 5

E.A. Dillon, bull-riding; Ruth Parton, drunken ride 

2 6

Ruth Parton; Rose Henderson 

2 7

Native Americans; teepees 

2 8

Native Americans, a dancer 

2 9

Bronc-riding 

2 10

Sean Nadrean, Yiddish Clown, making friends with an Indian; barn, misc. 

2 11

Sean Nadrean, Yiddish Clown; Native American women; steer roping 

2 12

Native Americans; bull-riding 

2 13

Native Americans; teepee; Sean Nadrean, Yiddish Clown 

2 14

Native Americans and teepee 

2 15

Native Americans; Chief Moses 

2 16

Chief Moses; Peo Peo Tholekt 

2 17

Art Seale; Peggie Warren; Native Americans 

2 18

Rose Henderson 

2 19

Native Americans; E.A. Armstrong 

2 20

Jim Crouch; George Swasey 

2 21

Louise and Don Thompson; Mr. and Mrs. Warren; haywagon 

2 22

Sean Nadrean, Yiddish Clown 

2 23

Rodeo scene – cowboy, chaps, saddle; the colored man on Wardluffe (horse) 

2 24

E.A. Armstrong in relay race 

2 25

E.A. Armstrong in relay race 

2 26

E.A. Armstrong 

2 27

Bronc-riding 

2 28

Jasen Stanley; Hue Clarkson; Willie Waumisse; bronc-riding 

2 29

Woman on a bronc; rodeo scenes 

2 30

Horse racing; drunken Indian ride 

2 31

Wild horse race 

2 32

Saddling wild horses 

2 33

Otto Kline; fancy-riding 

2 34

Bulldogging; steer-roping; Scott Marsh, Dell Blancett, C.B. Irioin 

2 35

Art Acord; bulldogging 

2 36

Tex McCloud; Peter Shuster; fancy-roping 

2 37

Roping demonstration 

2 38

Bull-riding 

2 39

Roman Race 

2 40

Indian Teepee Encampment 

2 41

Indian Teepee Encampment 

2 42

Native American Parade 

2 43

Parade Day 

2 44

Parade Day; city of Toppenish 

2 45

Parade Day; exotic animals 

2 46

Men, horses, rodeo camp 

2 47

Horses 

2 48

Landscape and river views 

2 49

Cows; dogs 

2 50

Double exposures; poor focus; rodeo scenes 

2 51

Miscellaneous 

2 52

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