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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • VITAL TO VICTORY: WWII

Big Sky: 1939

Big Sky: 1939

June 1939. "Cowboy at Quarter Circle U roundup, Big Horn County, Montana." Medium format negative by Arthur Rothstein for the FSA. View full size.

 
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Americana

I love the pictures here on Shorpy of the cityscapes - street pictures of large cities like Detroit, San Fran, Washington DC, etc. for the detail of the people and old buildings. But I think this picture might be the best I have ever seen. I mean, I am just mesmerized by everything in this picture - and everything that isn't: What is he looking at? Where is he going? Where is he from? What is he doing? All of it - I just love this picture. It is so Americana.

Rule of Thirds

Mastery.

Not Lonely

That Cowpoke looks so content in his element.

What a wonderful capture.

 
SHORPY OLD PHOTO ARCHIVE
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