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Inspired by "The Lone Ranger", starring Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer, we share a few of our favorite western artifacts!
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Did you know that the Lone Ranger wrote a book? Actor Clayton Moore, who donated many Lone Ranger objects to our collection, also shared with the public his experiences. #claytonmoore #loneranger


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This iconic black mask was used each week to disguise a virtuous Texas Ranger (played by Clayton Moore) as he, along with his trusted friend Tonto (played by Jay Silverheels), fought crime on the frontier. "The Lone Ranger", which began as a radio show, ran as a Western television series on ABC from 1949-57. #loneranger


The Lone Ranger's Mask | National Museum of American History

On each episode of the popular radio and television series "The Lone Ranger", the title character miraculously appeared and righted injustices, leaving behind a silver bullet as his mark. This silver bullet was used as a prop by the show's leading man, Clayton Moore. #loneranger


The Lone Ranger's Silver Bullet

This Lone Ranger stamp is from the "Early TV Memories" issue of 2009. Since his radio debut in 1933, this masked hero has captivated loyal fans in books, movies, comics, and -most successfully of all- television. Copyright U.S. Postal Service. #loneranger #postage


Arago: Early TV Memories Issue

Jay Silverheels at the Indian Actors Workshop, Echo Park, California, 1969. In addition to his work in film and on television, Silverheels cofounded the workshop to promote American Indian talent in Hollywood. He also served on the Board of Directors of the Screen Actors Guild. Paul Chaat Smith, NMAI Associate Curator, discusses the portrayal of the fictional Indian character Tonto.


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This lunch box, modeled after a Ponderosa wagon, features iconic Western television show characters Roy Rogers and Dale Evans. It was made in 1958 by Thermos. #westerns #television


Collections | National Museum of American History

Tom Mix was a silent films star who made ten-gallon cowboy hats (such as this one, made by John B. Stetson Company) his trademark, and popularized the look around the country. #cowboy #hat


"Tom Mix" Style Cowboy Hat

This steel lunch box features Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, the stars of "The Roy Rogers Show" (1951-1957), was one of the first officially licensed lunch boxes manufactured by Thermos.


Collections | National Museum of American History

While the Lone Ranger may not have used a .36-caliber Paterson revolver, many real Texas Rangers did. This 1840 gun became famous for its use on the western frontier, and is sometimes called the "Texas" Paterson because of its association with the Texas Rangers.


Colt Holster Model Paterson Revolver (No. 5)

One of many Warner Brother westerns, "Lawman" was a television show that ran from 1958-1962. The show took place in Laramie, Wyoming. #westerns #television


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