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    [Texas Rangers]. W. H. Putnam and Captain Phillips Cabinet Card, circa 1890s. 4.25" x 6.5". A standing studio portrait of Texas Rangers W. H. Putnam and Captain Phillips both proudly displaying Colt Single-Action Army revolvers and Winchester rifles. Specifically, Putnam holds a lever action Winchester Model 94 rifle and Phillips a Winchester Model 1873. Damage to corners and edge of card mount, not affecting the albumen. The Rangers are identified in pencil on the mount. Additional notes on verso in the hand of John Warren Hunter also in pencil read: "This photo must be returned as it is the only own Mr and Mrs Putnam have of the kind. H. 7/12 - 07". At top, also in pencil, "(Creed Taylor Book) No 00". During this period (circa 1907) Hunter sold his manuscript on the life of Creed Taylor to James T. DeShields who later published it under the title, Tall Men with Long Rifles. Provenance: George Jackson Collection.

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    September, 2013
    21st Saturday
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