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    CHARLES SCHREYVOGEL WESTERN ARTIST AUTOGRAPH LETTER 1905 - Schreyvogel, Charles (1861-1912) Following formal art training in Germany (1886), Schreyvogel returned to the United States, spending much of his time sketching the horses, cowboys and Indians in 'Buffalo Bill's Wild West" In 1893, Schreyvogel made his first trip west, visiting the Ute reservation in Colorado, but the resulting paintings did not sell and he returned to doing commissioned portraits and lithographic work. In 1901, his piece My Bunkie, of a cavalryman rescuing a fellow soldier from hostile Indians, won the first prize at the National Academy of design. His studio and collection are on permanent display at the National Cowboy Hall of Fame and Western Heritage center in Oklahoma City. Autographed letter signed. Two pages, two sided, Quarto, Browning, Montana, July 7, 1905. While on tour with Buffalo Bills Wild West, Schreyvogel writes this letter to his wife. In part: "The weather here is...cold..It was warm from 9 to 4...then it begins to get very cold. The chances are very great and sudden. The Indians were going to put up the Medicine Lodge, and had just finished when they were stopped by agent and they had to break camp, so did not have all the dances they should have had. I photographed quite a few however. I am developing today and if the weather permits will start painting tomorrow. I have had [all] kinds of trouble with my camera, but have some things any way. I started out for the Indian camp every morning. The camp was the most artistic I have ever seen. The color of the different tepees was beautiful. I bought 4 squaw dresses...three war shirts with ermine skins...two very beautiful, black inlaid with lead, pipes [here Schreyvogel sketches the two pipes].. And one knife sheath with one of the old time Hudson Bay daggers like this[another sketch of knife and sheath...the Indians are a

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