George Simons Frontier Sketches

Title

George Simons Frontier Sketches

Description

Consists of drawings made by George Simons during railroad survey projects in Iowa and Nebraska beginning in 1853.

Collection Items

Logan Fontenelle
Photograph of the oil painting 'Logan Fontenelle' by George Simons. Painting is the property of Joslyn Art Museum.


Printed on back of photograph: "See Nonpareil clipping dated March 22, 1931, for note on provenance of painting. It is reported…

Mormon Camping Ground on Mosquito Creek
George Simons drawing. Mormon camping ground on Mosquito creek, near Park's Mill, at annual conference.

Council Bluffs, 1853
Drawing of Council Bluffs in 1853.

Council Bluffs
Photograph of an oil painting by George Simons. View of Council Bluffs from the bluffs looking west. Painting is at the Joslyn Art Museum.

Council Bluffs in 1851
Photographic reproduction of the George Simons painting, Council Bluffs in 1851.
Printed at bottom of image: "Council Bluffs in 1851."

First Mail Carrier
Photograph of an oil painting by George Simons. Original is at the Joslyn Art Museum.

Pause in the Journey
Photograph of an oil painting by George Simons. Original is at the Joslyn Art Museum.

Bellevue, Nebraska
Notes written on drawing:
3. Indian Mission
2. Sarpys new home
1. Saryps old home
P. Sarpy Indian Agent, "Omaha" tribe of Indiana whose village was near Bellevue

Congregational Church
Caption: Congregational Church erected in 1854 & 1855 on Pearl St. ground now occupied by [...] block begun in Aug 1854 and finished in Spring of 1855. Vacated Sept. 12, 1869.

Home of Sylvanus Dodge
Drawing of the home of Sylvanus Dodge. Caption:
NE Corner 4th St. & North St.
Home of Sylvanus Dodge (D 1871) and his widow Julia Dodge (D 1888) and of N. P. Dodge 1858-1864. Erected in 1858 & occupied by Mrs. J. T. Dodge.

Indian skinning a buffalo on the plains
Consists of drawings made by Simons during railroad survey projects in Iowa and Nebraska beginning in 1853.

Sioux City
Drawing of Sioux City Iowa, 1856.

Twenty-ninth Iowa Infantry
Twenty Ninth Iowa Infantry in Winter Quarters. Little Rock, AK. Winter 1864 & 65.

1st Claim Cabin in Nebraska
The first Claim Cabin built in Nebraska by Dan Norton in 1853 between Omaha & Bellevue.

1st Grist Mill
First Grist Mill in Pott County built by S E ... for Pott tribe of Indians, located on Mosquito Creek, afterwards known as ... Mill. Sketches in 1854. Rebuilt in 1854-1852.

1st temp bridge between C.B. and Omaha
Consists of drawings made by Simons during railroad survey projects in Iowa and Nebraska beginning in 1853.

First temporary bridge between Council Bluffs and Omaha and the first train of cars crossing, Winter 1867.

Arkansas Traveler
Consists of drawings made by Simons during railroad survey projects in Iowa and Nebraska beginning in 1853.

Captain Carlisle's California Train
Consists of drawings made by Simons during railroad survey projects in Iowa and Nebraska beginning in 1853.

Captain Carlisle's California Train on the Platte Valley 1859.

Claims of Sylvanus Dodge and G.M. Dodge
Consists of drawings made by Simons during railroad survey projects in Iowa and Nebraska beginning in 1853.

Looking South over the claims of Sylvanus Dodge and G. M. Dodge to Ferry across Elkhorn River. 1854-1858.
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