Contains 542 photographic images in stereoscope card and single print (various sizes) formats. The collection also contains several salesmen´s sample cards. The photographs were primarily published by W.R. Cross, but the collection also contains a few post civil war photographs taken by Cross´s brother Daniel H. Cross, and some family photos taken after Cross´s death. The bulk of the photographs are of scenes around the Black Hills and Niobrara Nebraska as well as many images of Native Americans. The collection also contains images of the Badlands of North and South Dakota; Yellowstone National Park; Wind Cave and various military groups in the Dakota Territory and South Dakota. Some of the Native Americans photographed are Sitting Bull and Spotted Tail.
For more information on this collection, see http://iis.bhsu.edu/lis/findingaid/wrcross.cfm