Autry National Center, Los Angeles Photos

The Autry National Center & Museum of the American West in Griffith Park displays not only history & objects of the old West, but also a vast perspective of Hollywood Western films. Though it honors the name of singing cowboy Gene Autry, the coverage given to this singing cowboy movie star is modestly not much more than that given to other actors who built the early Western film industry. The Autry also hosts a significant Western Art collection.

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Autry National Center's Museum of the American West. Los Angeles, CA.Mary Pickford Education tower at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.Entrance of Museum of the American West at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.Gene Autry statue before Wells Fargo Theater at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.
Autry National Center's Museum of the American West (4700 Western Heritage Way, Griffith Park). Los Angeles, CA.Mary Pickford Education tower at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.Entrance of Museum of the American West at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.Gene Autry statue before Wells Fargo Theater at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.
Statue of Gene Autry, singing cowboy, by De L'Esprie at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.Sprits West mural showing people who settled American West at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.Sprits West mural showing native Americans & Spanish settlement at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.Sprits West mural showing railroad & stagecoach era at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.
Statue of Gene Autry, singing cowboy, (1988) by De L'Esprie at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.Sprits West mural showing people who settled American West at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.Sprits West mural showing native Americans & Spanish settlement at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.Sprits West mural showing railroad & stagecoach era at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.
Sprits West mural showing Buffalo Bill's Wild West era at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.Sprits West mural showing early Western film stars at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.Sprits West mural showing Western film & TV stars at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.American Progress painting by John Gast at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.
Sprits West mural showing Buffalo Bill's Wild West era at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.Sprits West mural showing early Western film stars at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.Sprits West mural showing Western film & TV stars at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.American Progress painting (1872) by John Gast at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.
Head of Buffalo & Indian painting by Albert Bierstadt at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.Mountain Lake painting by Albert Bierstadt at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.Mountain of Holy Cross painting by Thomas Moran at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.Crossing the Milk River painting by John Mix Stanley at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.
Head of Buffalo & Indian painting (c1859) by Albert Bierstadt at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.Mountain Lake painting by Albert Bierstadt at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.Mountain of Holy Cross painting (1875) by Thomas Moran at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.Crossing the Milk River painting (1853) by John Mix Stanley at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.
Indian on Buffalo Hunt painting by Charles M. Russell at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.Only Alkali Water painting by Frederic Remington at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.Steinway upright piano with painted western scene once owned by Doheny family at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.Painted detail of Native American tepees on Steinway upright piano at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.
Indian on Buffalo Hunt painting by Charles M. Russell at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.Only Alkali Water painting (1905) by Frederic Remington at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.Steinway upright piano with painted western scene once owned by Doheny family at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.Painted detail of Native American tepees on Steinway upright piano at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.
Buffalo Bill's Daring Deed Dime novel at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.Buffalo Bill's Wild West Tour of France poster signed by W.F. Cody at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.Life & Adventures of Buffalo Bill movie poster wherein Cody appeared at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.Buffalo Bill Cody's personal saddle at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.
Buffalo Bill's Daring Deed Dime novel (1888) at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.Buffalo Bill's Wild West Tour of France poster (1905) signed by W.F. Cody at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.Life & Adventures of Buffalo Bill movie poster (1912) wherein Cody appeared at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.Buffalo Bill Cody's personal saddle (1880s) at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.
Portrait of Captain Jack Crawford by W.B. Vernam at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.Script of Life on the Border play presented by Buffalo Bill Cody to Capt. Jack Crawford at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.Poster for Wizard Carver Diving Horse Exhibition for show of Dr. W. F. Carver former partner of Buffalo Bill Cody at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.Replica of movie set at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.
Portrait of Captain Jack Crawford (1895) by W.B. Vernam at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.Script of Life on the Border play presented by Buffalo Bill Cody to Capt. Jack Crawford at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.Poster for Wizard Carver Diving Horse Exhibition (1880s) for show of Dr. W. F. Carver former partner of Buffalo Bill Cody at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.Replica of movie set at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.
Gallery of Western film history at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.Modest exhibit of Gene Autry's films at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.Exhibit of Monte Hale's films at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.Poster for Tim McCoy's "West of Rainbow's End" film at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.
Gallery of Western film history at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.Modest exhibit of Gene Autry's films at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.Exhibit of Monte Hale's films at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.Poster for Tim McCoy's "West of Rainbow's End" film (1938) at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.
Poster for Hoot Gibson's L'Outsider film in French by Universal Film of Paris at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.Poster for Wild Bill Elliot's film "Man from Thunder River" at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.U.S. Army helmets worn during settlement of American West at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.Gattling gun used during settlement of American West at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.
Poster for Hoot Gibson's L'Outsider film in French by Universal Film of Paris (1930) at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.Poster for Wild Bill Elliot's film "Man from Thunder River" (1943) at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.U.S. Army helmets (late 19th C) worn during settlement of American West at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.Gattling gun used during settlement of American West at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.
Advertising poster for Custer's Reserve Whiskey showing General Custer in charge on Black Kettle's Indian Village in 1868 at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.Boots & Saddles book by Elizabeth B. Custer after Little Bighorn death of husband at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.Northern Plains Indian bull hide shield at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.Kiowa Indian woman's boots at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.
Advertising poster for Custer's Reserve Whiskey showing General Custer in charge on Black Kettle's Indian Village in 1868 at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.Boots & Saddles book (1885) by Elizabeth B. Custer after Little Bighorn death of husband at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.Northern Plains Indian bull hide shield (1870s) at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.Kiowa Indian woman's boots (1880s) at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.
Crow Indian woman's leggings at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.Plateau Indian parfleche container at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.Concord mail stage coach by Abbott & Downing used by California Stage Co. at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.Contryside scene painted on door of Concord mail stage coach at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.
Crow Indian woman's leggings (c1890) at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.Plateau Indian (possibly Nez Perce) parfleche container (c1900) at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.Concord mail stage coach (c1855) by Abbott & Downing used by California Stage Co. at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.Contryside scene painted on door of Concord mail stage coach at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.
Neptune's Gift to Man seasickness remedy used by sea & stage coach voyagers at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.Gloves used by stage coach driver at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.Reproduction of Pony Express mochila saddle at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.Wood printing block of Pony Express advertising poster at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.
Neptune's Gift to Man seasickness remedy used by sea & stage coach voyagers at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.Gloves used by stage coach driver at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.Reproduction of Pony Express mochila saddle at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.Wood printing block (1860s) of Pony Express advertising poster at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.
Wells Fargo & Co. express saddlebag at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.Print of The Great West with train through valley by Currier & Ives at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.Poster promoting dining cars meals for 75 cents on Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.Graphic of Abraham Lincoln drawn using text of Emancipation Proclamation by W.H. Pratt at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.
Wells Fargo & Co. express saddlebag at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.Print of The Great West with train through valley (1870) by Currier & Ives at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.Poster promoting dining cars meals for 75 cents on Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.Graphic (1867) of Abraham Lincoln drawn using text of Emancipation Proclamation by W.H. Pratt at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.
Silsby steam pumper used by Carson City volunteer fire department at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.Spanish style jacket at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.Charro spurs from Mexico at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.Carved saloon bar at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.
Silsby steam pumper (1874) used by Carson City volunteer fire department at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.Spanish style jacket at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.Charro spurs from Mexico at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.Carved saloon bar at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.
Anheuser-Busch advertising serving tray with cherubs at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.Anheuser-Busch advertising serving tray with eagle trademark at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.Collection of gambling devices at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.Wheel of Fortune by H.C. Evans & Co. at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.
Anheuser-Busch advertising serving tray (1900) with cherubs at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.Anheuser-Busch advertising serving tray (c1895) with eagle trademark at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.Collection of gambling devices at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.Wheel of Fortune (c1900) by H.C. Evans & Co. at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.
Edison Multiphone coin operated phonograph at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.Keno numbers machine called a Goose at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.Stage robber Black Bart's shotgun exhibited by Wells Fargo at Chicago World's Fair at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.End of Trail statue by James Earle Fraser of which original was displayed at Panama-Pacific Exhibition at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.
Edison Multiphone coin operated phonograph (c1915) at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.Keno numbers machine called a Goose (late 19th C) at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.Stage robber Black Bart's shotgun (c1875) exhibited by Wells Fargo at Chicago World's Fair (1893) at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.End of Trail statue by James Earle Fraser of which original was displayed at Panama-Pacific Exhibition (1915) at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.
Chuckwagon for cowboy cattle trail drives at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.Details of chuckwagon, invented by Charles Goodnight of Texas at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.International Harvester Truck model MS at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.
Chuckwagon for cowboy cattle trail drives at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.Details of chuckwagon, invented (1860s) by Charles Goodnight of Texas at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.International Harvester Truck model MS (1912) at Autry National Center. Los Angeles, CA.

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