The IMH is home to thousands of photographs. Our primary collections include the following:
RICHENDOLLAR DRAFT HORSE COLLECTION:
Over 6,500 negatives and prints, many from the Chicago International Livestock Exposition.
Part of the Purebred Arabian Trust Collection, these photographs document Davenport's travels in the Middle East looking for Arabian horses, purchasing them and importing them to the U.S.
PRESTON DYER COLLECTION:
Also part of the Purebred Arabian Trust Collection, these photographs document a trip organized by Dyer for William Randolph Hearst in 1947. The trip took Dyer and his entourage to Egypt, Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, and the Northern Arabian Desert. They met Arab Princes, Sheiks, and Bedouins. In all, they were gone six months, traveled over 25,000 miles, and viewed over 3,000 horses. After looking at that many horses, they returned to the United States with fourteen: six stallions and eight mares.