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Hamley's Cowboy Catalog No. 39

 Collection — Folder: 1 (SC 12-23)
Identifier: RC2022-010

Scope and Contents

The Hamley's Cowboy Catalog No. 39 was published in 1939. The catalog contains both print and photographic advertisements for saddles, tack, cowboy boots, and western clothing and accessories for both men and women. There is some damage to the exterior of the catalog, but it is minimal and does not affect the contents.


  • Creation: 1939


Conditions Governing Access

The Hamley's Cowboy Catalog No. 39 has no restrictions and is available for research. If you are interested in researching the materials, please contact the Dickinson Research Center to make an appointment.

Conditions Governing Use

The Hamley's Cowboy Catalog No. 39 is the property of the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. Materials, even if owned by the NCWHM, may be protected under third party copyright. It is the patron’s responsibility to research and secure any such additional copyright and pay any required fees or royalties. It is not the intention of the NCWHM to impede upon any third party rights, and the NCWHM cannot be held responsible if the patron is involved in legal action due to violation of third party copyright claims.

Biographical / Historical

Hamley & Company was established as a saddle company in 1883 by J. J. and Henry Hamley. In 1905, the company moved and opened a storefront in Pendleton, Oregon. J. J. Hamley eventually had sole ownership of the company, and became heavily involved in Pendleton's rodeo scene. Hamley & Company provided trophy saddles to the Pendleton Round-Up, while J. J. Hamley helped organized the first Pendleton Round-Up and served as the rodeo's director for some time.

Hamley & Company still operates out of the same storefront in Pendleton that it has been in since 1905. The building is registered as a historical site, and the store has expanded to included western clothing and goods as well as a restaurant. In 2019, Hamley & Company was bought by the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, who now manage operations of the store and restaurant.


0.08 Linear Feet (1 folder (SC 12-23))

Language of Materials



This small collection contains one (1) catalog by Hamley & Company, Pendleton, Oregon.

Processing Information

The Hamley's Cowboy Catalog No. 39 was purchased by the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in 2022 from Brannian Auction, LLC.

Samantha Schafer
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Repository Details

Part of the NCWHM Special Collections at Dickinson Research Center Repository

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