Looking at the West: Admission Card for George Catlin’s Indian Gallery, 1838

Printed admission card for Catlin's “Indian Gallery.” Samuel L. Southard Papers (C0250).

Printed admission card for Catlin’s Indian Gallery. Samuel L. Southard Papers (C0250), Manuscripts Division, Rare Books and Special Collections.

From the papers of New Jersey politician, lawyer, and governor Samuel Lewis Southard, an 1838 printed admission card for George Catlin’s Indian Gallery on display at the “Wig-Wam” on Pennsylvania Avenue:

This Card admits Hon. S. L. Southard to Indian Gallery, in the “Wig-Wam” on Pennsylvania Avenue, during the season, free–and particularly solits his attendance on Wednesday and Thursday evenings, the 25th and 26th insts.  Geo. Catlin.  April 23, 1838.

For a detailed finding aid to the Samuel L. Southard Papers, see: http://findingaids.princeton.edu/collections/C0250.

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