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    Harry Tompkins 1954 Tooled Garment Bag Rodeo Award. A beautifully tooled leather garment bag awarded to Harry Tompkins at the 1954 Southwestern Exposition Fat Stock Show and Rodeo in Ft. Worth, Texas. The bag measures about 24" x 42" and features a detailed central vignette of a cowboy riding a bucking bronc with tooled banners above reading "Southwestern Exposition/ Fat Stock Show & Rodeo/ Ft. Worth, Texas" and tooled banners below reading "Champion Bareback Bronc/ Won by Harry Tompkins 1954". Tompkins has signed his name in ink on the lower banner. The background is beautifully tooled in floral patterns. The reverse side features an intricate tooled chain and leaf motif. The maker mark of "Maddox Western Lea. Maker Amarillo, Tex." is embossed near the top edge. The tooling has been expertly rendered on the bag making this a visually impressive piece. Tompkins apparently used this garment bag as there are some honest areas of wear and light soiling, else a beautiful item in fine condition. In 2003 Harry Tompkins was inducted into the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame.

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    December, 2007
    1st-3rd Saturday-Monday
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