Friday, May 17, 2013

Cowboy



We wrap up Ranch Work week with this picture of a cowboy relaxing at the end of the day, having dinner on the ground. The picture was taken in 1939 at the Three Circle Roundup in Powder River, Montana. I really like this picture, and have this little trivia question for you . . . what is the little tab hanging out of his pocket? It is something you never see any more, but was common when I was growing up.

10 comments:

  1. I'm pretty sure thats the tab on the string for a sack of Bull Durham rolling tobacco.
    http://www.nchistoricsites.org/duke/dh4.jpg

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  2. Looks like a watch to me.

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  3. Shirt pocket seems like an odd place to carry a pocket watch.

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  4. loose tobacco pouch for roll your own cigs
    love this and all your photos
    starts the day every day

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  5. yep lots of people have the same answer...Bull Durham

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  6. It is the string/tab that closed a sack of Bull Durham tobacco. Bull Durham was a roll your own cigarette so you also had to purchase the papers to roll them in. My Dad smoked Bull Durham.

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  7. I had no idea so glad other followers could school me. I too rarely make the time to comment but love my old pic of the day.

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  8. You could generally tell a roll-you-own smoker by the trails of loose burnt tobacco that dribbled down the front of their shirts

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  9. Bag of tobacco.
    The Powder River Pass in Wyoming is one of the coldest and windiest places I've ever been. And that was in September.

    Enjoyed this week.

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