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Tom Mix Publicity Photographs

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 1998-055

Scope and Contents

The Tom Mix Publicity Photographs is comprised of 143 photographs of Tom Mix. They range from movie stills to published behind-the-scenes images.


  • Creation: 1898 - 1940


Conditions Governing Access

The Tom Mix Publicity Photographs 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 Tom Mix Publicity Photographs 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

Tom Mix (January 6, 1880-October 12, 1940) was an American movie star known for his cowboy themed silent films. His movie career began in 1910, when he was hired by Selig Pictures. He continued writing, directing, and acting in movies with the production company until he signed with Fox Films in 1917. During his tenure at Fox he starred in more than fifty silent films and became a very popular entertainment figure. Mix also toured with various circuses including his own Tom Mix Circus showing off his horseman skills around the country. He died in a car accident in 1940.


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Processing Information

This collection was gifted to the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in 1998 by John H. Nicholas.

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Repository Details

Part of the NCWHM Special Collections at Dickinson Research Center Repository

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