Photos of the Old West

We all know what the movies and Western shows tell us about the old West, but what are the facts? Here, we’ll discuss what these truths are, and get a better idea of what life was like in the real West!
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Photos of the Old West

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TVFan:35436 wrote:I found this today, http://www.retronaut.co/2011/04/the-real-wild-west/, and thought some of you might be interested.
Between 1887 and 1892, John C.H. Grabill sent 188 photographs to the Library of Congress for copyright protection. Grabill is known as a western photographer, documenting many aspects of frontier life — hunting, mining, western town landscapes and white settlers’ relationships with Native Americans. Most of his work is centered on Deadwood in the late 1880s and 1890s.”

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UglyBug:35437 wrote:What a wonderful photograph!  You don't get to see ox teams on most TV westerns.
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TVFan:35459 wrote:Yes, I thought that one was pretty neat.  I liked several of the others, too.  It was interesting that every single white man pictured had a mustache (the miners had full beards).  Facial hair was definitely de rigueur.  

On that site there is also a collection of exotic dancer photographs from the 1890s.  No nudity, and funny to see their outfits and the body "type" that was apparently preferred then.
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rooster davis:35853 wrote:That is an AWESOME site with photos of countless subjects and eras. Thanks for posting the link.
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Born2late:49155 wrote:Autry created the Cowboy Code or Cowboy Commandments in response to his young radio listeners aspiring to be just like Gene.

1. The Cowboy must never shoot first, hit a smaller man, or take unfair advantage.
2. He must never go back on his word, or a trust confided in him.
3. He must always tell the truth.
4. He must be gentle with children, the elderly, and animals.
5. He must not advocate or possess racially or religiously intolerant ideas.
6. He must help people in distress.
7. He must be a good worker.
8. He must keep himself clean in thought, speech, action, and personal habits.
9. He must respect women, parents, and his nation's laws.
10. The Cowboy is a patriot.[/img]
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Post by ruskin » Sun May 14, 2017 4:33 pm

Dulci-Gal:51142 wrote:This is very interesting, Born2late.
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