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    Cabinet Card of Reverend Austin Cunningham Aten, Father of Texas Ranger Ira Aten. Excellent ¾ bust image of Reverend Austin Aten, seated, taken in the studio of an unknown photographer. In addition to being the father of a well known and highly respected Texas Ranger, Reverend Aten is also reported to have administered last rites to train robber Sam Bass, who met his end near Round Rock, Texas, the Methodist circuit-riding preacher's home base. Image measures 4" x 5.75" and is affixed to a decorative cardboard mount. On verso: "Rev. Austin Cunningham Aten, Gave last rights [sic] to Sam Bass in Round Rock, Texas." From the Emory A. Cantey Western Collection.

    Condition: Several chips to mount edges; overall fine.


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