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Buffalo Skull, probably 1966

 Item — Box: F1
Identifier: 2006.6.283
Buffalo Skull, circa 1955
Buffalo Skull, circa 1955

Scope and Content Note

From the Collection: This collection contains over 1100 photographs, including copy prints, contact sheets, film, and Polaroids relating to the life and work of Georgia O'Keeffe. The collection includes photography by O'Keeffe that reflects her daily life and photography interests, as well as photography of O'Keeffe and her properties, artwork, and travel. A small portion of the collection relates to The Georgia O'Keeffe Foundation and the catalogue raisonne. Copy prints in the collection are often by fine art photographers such as Alfred Stieglitz, Laura Gilpin, or Eliot Porter and come from other repositories. There are a small number of original enclosures, such as envelopes, boxes, and albums. Part of this collection was accessioned into the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum's art collection under the same accession number, 2006.6, and contains fine art photography by artists like Stieglitz, Todd Webb, and Ansel Adams.


  • probably 1966

Language of Materials

From the Collection: Materials predominately in English or have no linguistic content.

Physical Description

Kodak Ektacolor Paper

Access Restrictions

The collection is open to the public for research purposes. Digital assets are available for viewing framed materials.

Copyright Management


1 Photographic Prints : chromogenic print ; 3 1/2 x 5 inches


Photograph of the buffalo skull given to Georgia O'Keeffe in the 1930s by Robert Johnson. Buffalo skull with the horns suspended from the portal between two vigas, sky and clouds visible. Handwritten by O'Keeffe in black ink on verso: "This is in the portal as you go toward//the studio door—It was picked up//by the old Theodore Roosefelt [sic] party when//they toured the West years ago. The//son of one of the party gave it to me//It is a buffalo head—G"

Physical Description

Kodak Ektacolor Paper

Ownership and Rights

Copyright Georgia O'Keeffe Museum

Explanation of Rights

Repository Details

Part of the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum Repository

217 Johnson Street
Santa Fe NM 87501 US