John C. Friend
John C. Friend
John C. Friend
Ruth Joy Hopkins
Hopkins, Ruth Joy
Hopkins, Ruth Joy (artist)
A portrait style oil painting of John C. Friend by Ruth Joy Hopkins. The painting is signed and dated "1939" on the lower left corner. The painting is framed in a wide, deep wood frame with a silver rope twist filed on the inner edge and curvilinear plaster molding that is painted gold and brown on the outer edge. 20 in. (h) x 16 in. (w).
Ruth Joy Hopkins was born in 1891. The painting selected was from a series titled "Men of the West" also known as "Wyoming Trail Blazers." The series depicts traders, trappers, missionaries, explorers and military men and ranchers all associated with Wyoming. The artist created the images in the 1930's based on existing photographs and descriptions. Hopkins died in December 1973 in Fremont, Nebraska.
John C. Friend (1847 - 1922) served in Wyoming with an Ohio regiment during the Civil War, and participated in the Battle of Platte Bridge, July 26, 1865. After his discharge from the army, he worked as a telegrapher at Deer Creek and Horseshoe stations. Friend moved to Rawlins as manager of the telegraph company office in 1870, and became interested in the production of Rawlins red paint and mining. He was active most of his life in politics, serving in the territorial legislative assembly, as Carbon County clerk, and as marshal and justice of the peace. He was a Carbon County newspaperman from 1879 to 1892.
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