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    NEW MEXICO COWBOYS ON THE RANGE - OX RANCH - IMPERIAL CARD - ca. 1880 This grand, wide image resonates with the purity of the Western Frontier; the open spaces are illuminated with an almost haunting clarity. A cowboy is mounted to the right and a chuck wagon dinner is being prepared. A large string of horses roams freely behind the men, who are camped out at the base of a small watering hole. A distant fence can be seen, and mountains on the horizon. On the reverse of the card in pencil, which is likely period correct, it reads, "James McQuillian - Madison, N.M. - OX Ranch". The card has a minor bump to the bottom right and there are two very small stains in the sky to the center and left. This image has exceptional tone and the contrast is excellent; the light is reflected to the camera providing a depth of field rarely seen in outdoor images.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2007
    10th Saturday
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