Guide to the Ernest Dupille travelogue and photographs,

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Dupille, Ernest.
Title: Ernest Dupille travelogue and photographs
Dates: 1914 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 2 boxes (1.5 linear ft. )
Collection Number: USU_P0146
Summary: Consists of a travelogue and 49 black & white silver gelatin photographs that document Vaudeville performer Ernest Dupille's travels across the United States, focusing mainly on the western states, in 1914. Dupille's handwritten observations are contained in a notebook entitled "Travels of a troubador" and include facts and impressions of the places and people he encountered, but he does not include much information on his performances. Black and white photographs include scenic views, Dupille posing with local people, photographs of Native Americans, etc.
Repository: Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library, Special Collections and Archives Division
Contact Information: Special Collections and Archives
Merrill-Cazier Library
Utah State University
Logan, UT
Telephone: 435-797-2663
Fax: 435-797-2880
Languages: Collection materials are in English. 
Sponsor: Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008

Content Description

The text and photographs (49 black-and-white silver gelatin photographs, 24 x 17.5 cm. and smaller) document the travels across the country of Vaudeville performer Ernest Dupille in 1914. He traveled all over the western United States and wrote his observations down in a notebook entitled, "Travels of a Troubador" (58 pages of holograph text, single-sided). Dupille's observations include facts about the places visited and his perceptions of the people. The photographs include scenic views, Dupille posing with local people, and images of Native Americans. He does not, however, offer much comment on his performances.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  Restrictions

Open to public research.

Restrictions on Use :  Copyright

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Alternative Forms Available :  

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Preferred Citation :  

Ernest Dupille travelogue and photographs, 1914. (P0146). Utah State University. Special Collections & Archives Department.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Arranged in numeric sequence according to Box, Folder, and Item

Acquisition Information :  

The Ernest Dupille travelogue and photographs were purchased in March of 1994.

Processing Note :  

Register completed by Peter Schmid, May 1998, and revised by Daniel Davis, May 2006.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Travelogue, "Travels of a Troubador", 1914
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1:01:01-03: Views of Niagara Falls, New York
1:01:04: Billboard advertising Dupille's act (along with others), Empress Theatre, Spokane, Washington
1:01:05: "Cowboy at Billings, Montana"
1:01:06: Dupille with Indian man, "Lone Elk," Butte, Montana
1:01:07: "Tulsa," an Annie Oakley look-alike
1:01:08: Billboard advertising Dupille's act (along with others), Empress Theatre, Spokane, Washington
1:01:09: Dupille with a "Spokane Indian Chief" on horseback, Couer de Alene, Idaho
1:01:10: "‘Hindoos' at Victoria, B.C."
1:01:11: "Camp of Siwash Indians at Victoria B.C"
1:01:12: "Strait of San Juan de Fuca, between Vancouver & Victoria B.C."
1:01:13: "Piute Indians in the Mojave Desert"
1:01:14: View of the Mojave Desert
1:01:15-16: Dupille and orchard owner, Mr. Thom, with Japanese laborers in orange groves of the San Fernando Valley, California
1:01:17: View of cannon at Santa Monica, California
1:01:18: "Among the Cacti in California"
1:01:19: Dupille with a life preserver around him in San Diego, California
1:01:20: "Old Mission Bells in San Diego"
1:01:21: "Mexican Adobe Oven, Tia Juana Mexico"
1:01:22: "Ernest Dupille The Disciple of Drollery in Mexico" [outside saloon with locals]
1:01:23: Dupille in an automobile, La Jolla, California
1:01:24: Federal prisoners marching under armed guard, Point Loma, California
1:01:25: "After the Bull Fight Tia Juana Mexico" [Dupille holding a severed hoof]
1:01:26: "Billy B. Van, Beaumont Sisters, Lou Anger and Sophie Barnard at Mormon Temple, Salt Lake City Utah"
1:01:27-28: The Empress in Salt Lake City advertising Dupille's performance.
1:01:29: "Arrow-Head Springs, California"
1:01:30: Dupille with Cheyenne Indians on horseback
1:01:31: Osage Indian women with their horses
1:01:32: Cheyenne man Swift Horse and two women
1:01:33: Little Soldier, a Ponca Indian
1:01:34: Cut Finger and Blue Bird, Piutes
1:01:35: Chicksaw Indian women bathing
1:01:36: Sioux children and tepees
1:01:37: Cut Finger, Piute
1:01:38: Chocktaw Indians posing before tepees at the reservation

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1:02:01:  Snapshot of Dupille
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1:03:01:  Publicity photograph of Dupille, inscribed
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    • Personal Names :
    • Dupille, Ernest.
    • Subject Terms :
    • Billboards--West (U.S.)--Photographs.
    • Indians of North America--Photographs.
    • Vaudeville--United States.
    • Geographical Names :
    • West (U.S.)--Description and travel.
    • West (U.S.)--Description and travel--Photographs.
    • West (U.S.)--Pictorial works.

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