Thursday, January 1, 2009

Cowboy Camp

This picture was taken in 1939, and shows a group of cowboys in camp, at the end of a hard day. I find the authentic cowboy lifestyle fascinating, and as we have discussed before, there are very few real cowboys left. I also find that there are not a whole lot of great pictures of cowboys. Too bad Edward Curtis never made a Cowboy Collection to compliment the exceptional work he did on photographing Native Americans.

7 comments:

  1. Remington has done some great sculptures of cowboys in action and some paintings, but you are right, there are only a few pictures.

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  2. Remington did some wonderful drawings as well that were published over several decades in the late 1800's. The drawings were published in Harper's Weekly.

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  3. I love this picture!! Happy New year to you PJM and I look forward to my daily visits here!

    Mom

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  4. I wonder what the lighting source for the photo might have been. Great picture.

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  5. I too, wonder about the lighting source. Great photo representing the men of that era.
    ~Steven~

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  6. were coleman lanterns around then,hmmmmmm?
    oldbear.

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  7. I LOVE THIS PHOTO! The lighting is exquisite. :)

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