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    [Tony Lama]. Set of Display Longhorns. Unknown Maker, n. d. Once belonging to Texas bootmaker Tony Lama, Sr. Measuring 75.75" x 16" from tip to tip, mounted to a 19" x 4.5" wooden plaque. Center brown leather is blind stamped with floral/botanical patterns. There is a crack at the base of the left horn, giving evidence of past restoration. Excellent condition.

    With a black and white photo of Tony Lama's factory office picturing Tony Lama and the horns on the wall in the background. Also a note on "Tony Lama" letterhead which reads in full: "The cattle horns on the wall in this photo of Tony Lama's office at the boot factory are in the wall in the smallest bedroom." The name "Roger Sauder" is printed in the bottom corner.

    Tony Lama, Sr. (1887-1974) was born in Syracuse, New York, orphaned at eleven, and was apprenticed as a shoemaker by his uncle who raised him. Lama joined the army and served as a cobbler while stationed at Fort Bliss, Texas, serving under General John Pershing. After leaving the service in 1912, he opened a shoe repair business in El Paso where he continued making boots for the army. By the 1930s, he was exclusively making western style boots for local ranchers. The Tony Lama Corporation introduced changes to the typical western boot by making it comfortable for walking as well as riding.


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    March, 2012
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