Tag Archives: Oklahoma

American Bison, Oklahoma

This is an image of a typical Plains bison, often called buffalo, taken and illustrated from an animal in the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma.

Baxtone, Box 175, Amarillo, Texas

The description states:

One of a herd of 600 Buffalo in the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge, photographed and painted by C. Faye Bennett.


–The bison roamed over much of North America until its migration routes began to be crossed by the railroad. Unrestricted slaughter of the bison nearly drove it to extinction, but the numbers have recovered after protections were put in place and refuges established.

This image likely dates from the 1940s.

Mason Hotel Coffee Shop Entrance, Claremore, Oklahoma

This image shows the entrance to the coffee shop at the Mason Hotel, which at the time housed the J. M. Davis gun collection, displayed throughout the hotel on the walls of various public spaces.

MWM Photo Gravure Postcards, MWM, Aurora, Mo.

The description states:

J. M. DAVIS Gun Collection

Largest Individual Gun Collection in U. S. A.

–It is believed that the man pictured is J. M. Davis.

Comparing this image to the one posted previously, you can see the the right edge of the previous card matches up with the left edge of this card, giving a more panoramic view of the lobby as it looks towards the coffee shop.

This card likely dates from the 1940s.

Hotel Mason Lobby, Claremore, Oklahahoma

This image shows one wall of the lobby of the Hotel Mason, which housed the enormous gun collection of J. M. Davis.

Genuine Curteich-Chicago “C.T. American Art”

There is no description on the back of this card.

The image shown is a colorized version of a black and white original. While the rifles visible in the image seem to be generally similar, there are no duplicates in the entire collection.

This image likely dates from the 1950s.