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    ARMED WESTERN COWBOYS IN CAMP "A COOK WANTED" - IMPERIAL CARD - ca.1890. A special and unique Western image of two Cowboys with their entire gamut of daily cooking items on display. This is an important image to study, due to the fact that such detail is rarely seen in camp shots, which usually consist of a group of cowboys sitting by a chuck wagon. The men are also identified on the reverse in ink as "Mack Lawhorn and Herb Murphy", and both wear working hats, boots and bandanas. This large Imperial card measures 10" x 8" overall, with the photograph itself being 8" x 6". This image has incredible detail and outstanding contrast, brand names can be seen on the tomato cans, baking soda, and other items. A sign above the tent reads "A COOK WANTED". The man on the left has a small .32 or .38 caliber nickel-plated pistol in his belt, which is also unusual for camp shots. A great shot for a serious Western cowboy historian with an interest in cursory cowboy activities, as this is an incredible snapshot in time of daily camp life.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2007
    10th Saturday
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