Red Bird, Oklahoma glass plate negatives

Finding aid prepared by Megan Hahn Fraser, with assistance from Michael Wartenbe, July 2009; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé.
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Title: Red Bird, Oklahoma glass plate negatives
Collection number: 1838
Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 12 items (12 glass plate negatives)
Date: 1900-1910
Abstract: Red Bird is located in Wagoner County, Oklahoma. The town was settled before 1900 by the Barber and Ruffin families. Collection consists of a group of 12 original glass plate negatives, depicting early views of homes, businesses and townspeople in the all black town of Red Bird, Oklahoma.
Creator: Red Bird Investment Company.
Selected digitized images from this collection.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Red Bird, Oklahoma Glass Plate Negatives (Collection 1838). Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 7542772 

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Purchase, 2009.

Biography/History

Red Bird is located in Wagoner County, Oklahoma. The town was settled before 1900.

Scope and Content

Group of twelve 5 inch by 7 inch glass plate negatives, depicting early views of homes, businesses and townspeople in the all black town of Red Bird, OK. Images include a grain elevator, a grocery store and a railroad station.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

African Americans--Oklahoma--Red Bird.
Black-and-white negatives.
Farmhouses--Oklahoma--Red Bird.
Railroad stations--Oklahoma--Red Bird.
Red Bird (Okla.).
Storefronts--Oklahoma--Red Bird.

Container List

 

Farmhouse in Red Bird, Oklahoma [circa 1906?]

Physical Description: 5 in x 7 in glass plate negative

Scope and Content

A man in overalls and two women standing on the porch of a farmhouse.
 

Farmhouse in Red Bird, Oklahoma - A man in overalls and two women standing on the porch of a farmhouse. (LSC.1838), [circa 1906?] (<<<---TEST LABEL--->>>)

 

Farmhouse in Red Bird, Oklahoma [circa 1906?]

Scope and Content

Double exposure with two houses (or two views of the same house?) visible and two figures posing in front.
 

Farmhouse in Red Bird, Oklahoma - Double exposure with two houses (or two views of the same house?) visible and two figures posing in front. (LSC.1838), [circa 1906?]

 

Farmhouse in Red Bird, Oklahoma [circa 1906?]

Scope and Content

Farmhouse in a field.
 

Farmhouse in Red Bird, Oklahoma. Farmhouse in a field. (LSC.1838), [circa 1906?]

 

Farmhouse in Red Bird, Oklahoma [circa 1906?]

 

Farmhouse in Red Bird, Oklahoma - A farmhouse with an African American child visible on the side porch behind chicken wire. (LSC.1838), [circa 1906?]

 

Farmhouse in Red Bird, Oklahoma [circa 1906?]

Scope and Content

A farmhouse with an African American child visible on the side porch behind chicken wire.
 

Farmhouse with family on porch in Red Bird, Oklahoma [circa 1906?]

Scope and Content

African American family posed on front porch with a dog sitting outside of a picket fence.
 

Farmhouse with family on porch in Red Bird, Oklahoma. African American family posed on front porch with a dog sitting outside of a picket fence. (LSC.1838), [circa 1906?]

 

Grain elevator in Red Bird, Oklahoma [circa 1906?]

Scope and Content

A grain elevator, utility pole, several small buildings, a barn and scattered pipes.
 

Grain elevator in Red Bird, Oklahoma. A grain elevator, utility pole, several small buildings, a barn and scattered pipes. (LSC.1838), [circa 1906?]

 

Grocery store in Red Bird, Oklahoma [circa 1906?]

Scope and Content

Six African American men sitting outside of a grocery store. Signs in the windows advertise the sale of dry goods, notions, groceries, and cigars.
 

Grocery store in Red Bird, Oklahoma. Six African American men sitting outside of a grocery store. Signs in the windows advertise the sale of dry goods, notions, groceries, and cigars. (LSC.1838), [circa 1906?]

 

House and stores in Red Bird, Oklahoma [circa 1906?]

Scope and Content

Double exposure showing men and women of Red Bird standing in front of a house with a carriage. The fainter exposure shows a store with a sign advertising tobacco.
 

House and stores in Red Bird, Oklahoma. Double exposure showing men and women of Red Bird standing in front of a house with a carriage. The fainter exposure shows a store with a sign advertising tobacco. (LSC.1838), [circa 1906?]

 

Railroad Station in Red Bird, Oklahoma [circa 1906?]

Scope and Content

Automobile with man in driver's seat and four children in the back seat parked in front of a railroad station.
 

Railroad Station in Red Bird, Oklahoma. Automobile with man in driver's seat and four children in the back seat parked in front of a railroad station. (1 of 2) (LSC.1838) , [circa 1906?]

 

Railroad Station in Red Bird, Oklahoma [circa 1906?]

Scope and Content

Automobile with man in driver's seat and four children in the back seat parked in front of a railroad station.
 

Railroad Station in Red Bird, Oklahoma. Automobile with man in driver's seat and four children in the back seat parked in front of a railroad station. (2 of 2) (LSC.1838), [circa 1906?]

 

Stores in Red Bird, Oklahoma [circa 1906?]

Scope and Content

Six men pose in front of a store front while two other figures lean out of a window in an adjacent building. Signs on the storefronts advertise Arm & Hammer Soda; Kantrip overalls, jumpers, and pants; and smoking & chewing tobaccos.
 

Stores in Red Bird, Oklahoma. Six men pose in front of a store front while two other figures lean out of a window in an adjacent building. Signs on the storefronts advertise Arm & Hammer Soda; Kantrip overalls, jumpers, and pants; and smoking & chewing tobaccos. (LSC.1838), [circa 1906?]