TWO COWBOYS WEARING WOOLY CHAPS: ONE OF THEM IS TIED UP (VINTAGE REAL PHOTO POSTCARD)

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This vintage real photo postcard captures two cowboys in an interesting scene. One of the cow pokes is tied up as if he’s a criminal. “They hang horse thieves around these parts” says the cowboy to his prisoner. Heaven forbid! Although this image is a studio photo and the cowboys almost definitely borrowed their cowboy outfits from the photographer’s prop room, the men’s costumes are terrific. Their western hats, neckerchiefs, belts, and wooly chaps make the image look authentic. The rope is a nice touch. The photographer who took this photograph was certainly seeking realism. The AZO stamp box on the reverse of this postcard informs us that the image was produced sometime between 1904 and 1918. This photo postcard reminds me of one of my favorite cabinet cards in the Cabinet Card Gallery. You can view the cabinet card by clicking the link below.

TWO NATIVE AMERICAN OR POSSIBLY AFRICAN AMERICAN COWBOYS

 

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  1. I looked at the previous photo and did you notice the tattered chair?
    The arm is threadbare and the seat has a hole as well. Looks like it got thrown off the covered wagon. These two look like office workers with the elastic bands on their sleeves.


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