The American Cowboy: A Photographic History (Paperback)
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Short Description for The American Cowboy Z99 nearly one hundred spectacular photographs capturing a bygone era
- Published: 01 November 2004
- Format: Paperback 128 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781592286669 ISBN 10: 1592286666
Full description for The American Cowboy
In his introduction to THE AMERICAN COWBOY, Bob Edgar speaks of a "farsightedfraternity"--the photographers such as Belden, Huffman, Koerner, Smith, and Kendrick--who recorded images of cattle drives, frontier towns, roundup camps, cowboys on the range, chuck wagons, and horses and cattle.They probably knew that they were recording for posterity both a dramatic andemotive period in history and a changing country, in this case the cattlemen'sfrontier, which existed from the end of the Civil War to the early part of the twentiethcentury.Through selections from museums and state historical society collections, THE AMERICAN COWBOY puts together a stirring series of images that capture themovement of life on the range. Now, as our frontier extends itself into a newmillennium with disparate concerns, THE AMERICAN COWBOY offers an evocativemessage of "a dream and a forgetting, a chapter forever closed."