Research and Collections

Photo and Artifact of the Month

Photo of the Month

"Martin and Della Clinton Wedding" September 7, 1944. Courtesy of the Sheryl Clinton Sellers Collection (2005.028).

Artifact of the Month

Cake Topper. Unknown Date. Courtesy of the Ann and Alfredo Cipolato Collection.

Previous Photos and Artifacts

April, 2013

"Easter Bunnies" Unknown Date. Courtesy of the Richard Wherley Collection (1978.016).

Easter Basket. 1925. Courtesy of the John T. and Louise R. Campbell Collection (1983.015).


March, 2013

"Four-Leaf Clover Poem" Postacrd, 1910. Courtesy of the Kayannette Dougherty Doney Collection (2006.012).

Green Bear Toy. Unknown Date. Courtesy of the Vicki Fleischer Collection (2005.019).


February, 2013

"Military Wedding" Date Unknown. Courtesy of the George Alkire Collection (1997.070).

U.S. Navy Sweetheart Pin. 1942. Courtesy of the HMFM Collection (1995.018).


January, 2013

"The Snow Plough At Work Near Blue Canyon, G.P. Railroad" Date Unknown. Courtesy of the Erik Lawrence Collection (1982.068).

Railroad Ticket Punch. Date Unknown. Anonymous Donation (1998.012).


December, 2012

"Santa Claus" 1952. Courtesy of the Pennie Wise Collection (2010.004).

Santa Claus Mask, from the Missoula Mercantile Co. ca. 1920. Courtesy of the Jane W. McAlear Collection (1987.033).


November, 2012

"Peterson Family in the Living Room" Date Unknown. Courtesy of the John Peterson Collection (2009.017).

Turkey Quill Pen. Date Unknown. Courtesy of the Chip Dunlap Collection (1975.065).


October, 2012

"Halloween Postcard" 1909. Courtesy of the James Habeck Collection (2004.060).

"Jonah Hex: Behold the Gray Ghost" Comic Book. 1984. Courtesy of the L.J. Richards Collection (2007.069).


September, 2012

"New High School of Missoula" Postcard, 1931. Photograph taken by McKay. Courtesy of the Gail Owen Collection (1977.068).

Pencil with "Swifts Premium Bacon". advertisement. Date Unknown. Courtesy of the Gertrude Aho Collection (1994.086).


August, 2012

"Greetings from Missoula, Montana" Postcard. Date Unknown. Courtesy of the Gail Owen Collection (1977.051).

Patch, "Friendly Montana". Date Unknown. Courtesy of the Lorin & Ina Hearst Collection (1987.069).


July, 2012

“A Decorated Auto in the Missoula Stampede Parade, July 5th 1915” 1915. Courtesy of the RSM, Mary C. Rouleau Collection (1998.076).

U.S. Flag Pin with Rhinestones. Date Unknown. Courtesy of the Lorin & Ina Hearst Collection (1993.048).


June, 2012

“Woman on Diving Board” Unknown Date. Courtesy of the Page, Winfield and Alice Memorial Collection (1999.089).

Sunglasses. ca.1940s. Courtesy of the Lorin and Ina Hearst Collection. (1993.048).


May, 2012

Mother With Baby ca.1890. Anonymous Collection (1976.147).

“To My Mother” Poetry Book. Courtesy of the Myrtle Buls Collection. (1987.007).


March, 2012

"Three Men Drinking Beer" Unknown Date. Courtesy of the Irene Dolan collection (1979.032).

"Green and white ceramic pipe with clover and harp design. Made in England." Unknown Date. Courtesy of the Historical Museum at Fort Missoula Collection. (1994.050).


February, 2012

Unknown couple in pink and white woven heart shaped frame ca.1930. Courtesy of the Friends of the Museum Acquisitions Fund (2002.001)

“Girl Chasing Boy on Goat” Valentine’s Day Card. n.d. Courtesy of the Gail Owen Collection (1977.051).


January, 2012

“Dance at the NCO Club Fort Missoula” 1945 Courtesy of the Charles Patton Collection (2006.007)

“Happy New Year” Postcard. Courtesy of the Historical Museum at Fort Missoula Collection. (1983.010).


December, 2011


“9446- Santa Claus Looking Up Those Who Are Good” Stereoview by the Keystone View Company. N.d. Courtesy of the Michele Montrevil Collection (1994.008).

Reindeer Christmas Ornaments. Courtesy of the Helen Hammond Collection (1980.040).


November, 2011


“Thanksgiving 1941 at the Fort- Captain C. Fava to the right” 1941. Courtesy of the Captain Carlo Fava Collection (1995.021).


Thanksgiving Day Menu (front cover and first page), November 23, 1939. Courtesy of the Jack W. Goodmen Collection (1989.008).


October, 2011


“Unidentified Man and Woman with Christmas Tree” n.d.
Courtesy of the Mrs. Glenn Tarbox Collection (1975.076).


Black Hat with Ostrich Feathers, 1910.
Courtesy of the Sherene Petersen Collection (2006.066).


September, 2011


"University of Montana 1923" Photographed by Chas. T. Jennings, 1923. Scrapbook: Estate of Custer Keim Collection (1993.021).


"State University of Montana Student Handbook and M Book" 1920. Estate of Custer Keim Collection (1993.021).


August, 2011


"Dancing Women in Garden", n.d., (1976.147).


Flower Brooch, n.d., Audrey Kramis Schultz Collection (2005.062).



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