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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • VINTAGE ALASKA, c. 1920s

Business Pardners: 1941

Business Pardners: 1941

August 1941. "Cowboy in the corral at Quarter Circle U, Brewster-Arnold Ranch Company. Birney, Montana." Photo by Marion Post Wolcott. View full size.

 

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Sartorial Eclecticism

It's always refreshing to be reminded that working cowhands never dressed like the Mix-Autry-Cassidy crew, but I believe that's Mr. Rogers' cardigan he's wearing.

[A natty hybrid of Fred and Roy. - Dave]

Tenderfoot

Cowboy? With that hat and sweater: I think not.

Bosal hackamore

A hackamore bridle can be harsh or cruel depending on the hands of the rider, just like a bridle with a bit, but more so. A horse's face is soft with lots of nerve endings, and many small bones that protect the nasal passages.

Handsome

Now that is one handsome cowboy!

Cruelty-Free

Note the bitless bridle.

Song from seventh grade

Many moons ago, the public school day would start with a prayer, a patriotic song and two old folk songs (our teacher was a piano player). This photo brought to mind this song (which has four different verses). Here's the first verse only:

My home's in Montana,
I wear a bandana,
My spurs are of silver,
My pony is gray.
While riding the ranges
My luck never changes,
With foot in the stirrups,
I'll gallop away.

To a Connecticut kid, Montana was a foreign land and I still have not been there.

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