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This is Page 111.

See some past photo entries below.

See an index of all past photos here.

See Page 1 here with the current photos.

 

We welcome your pictures. We're looking for images that give a glimpse of the ranching, cowboy, and rural and working life of the West of today and yesterday. We're looking for vintage photos and contemporary photos: family photos, images of where you live and work, and the area around you. 

If you have a photo to share, email us for information about sending it to us.


 

Send your photos.

 Email us.

 

 

If you enjoy this feature, you may also be interested in our 
Western Memories Project, the personal recollectionsómany with photosócontributed by BAR-D visitors.  Your stories and photos are welcome.



We welcome your photos.

We're looking for images that give a glimpse of the ranching, cowboy, and rural and working life of the West of today and yesterday. We welcome vintage and contemporary photos:  family photos, images of where you live and work, and the area around you. 

Share your part of the West or the West of your past. To send photos and their descriptions, just email them to us.   


previous  photos

index of all photos

September 17, 2012

 

This is the third and final part of a series of photos from the late 1930s and early 1940s from Montana's Quarter Circle U Ranch in Rosebud County, near Birney.

The Quarter Circle U was a stock ranch that also took in "dudes" to supplement their income, as did many other ranches at the time. In 1947, it became a part of the X Bar Diamond Cattle Company (according to www.wyomingtalesandtrails.com).

The photos and captions are from the Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Photograph Collection (FSA-OWI) collection, a part of the Prints and Photographs Division of the Library of Congress. 



Hot coffee is always on the kitchen stove. Quarter Circle 'U'
June, 1939, Arthur Rothstein
Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, FSA/OWI Collection, [LC-USF34- 027628-D]

 


Cook cutting steaks. Quarter Circle 'U' Ranch roundup. Montana.
June, 1939, Arthur Rothstein
Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, FSA/OWI Collection, [LC-USF34-027750-D DLC]

 


Cook and hired girl. Quarter Circle 'U' Ranch, Montana
June, 1939, Arthur Rothstein
Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, FSA/OWI Collection, [
LC-USF34-027470-D]

 


Cowhands waiting for call to dinner. Quarter Circle 'U'
Ranch, Montana
June, 1939, Arthur Rothstein
Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, FSA/OWI Collection, [LC-USF34-027471-D]



Cowhands at dinner. Quarter Circle 'U' Ranch, Montana
June, 1939, Arthur Rothstein
Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, FSA/OWI Collection, [LC-USF346-027507-D]



Bunkhouse, sheds and main house. Quarter Circle U Ranch, Montana
June, 1939, Arthur Rothstein
Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, FSA/OWI Collection, [LC-USF34-027435-D]


 


 Cowhand scraping mud off his boots. Quarter Circle 'U' Ranch, Montana
June, 1939, Arthur Rothstein
Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, FSA/OWI Collection, [LC-USF34-027425-D]

 


Saddle room. Quarter Circle 'U' Ranch, Montana
June, 1939, Arthur Rothstein
Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, FSA/OWI Collection, [LC-USF346- 027611-D]
 


Cowhand. Quarter Circle 'U' Ranch, Montana
June, 1939, Arthur Rothstein
Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, FSA/OWI Collection, [:LC-USF34-027550-D]
 


Shadows on tent. Quarter Circle 'U' Ranch, Montana
July, 1939, Arthur Rothstein
Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, FSA/OWI Collection, [LC-USF34-027679-D]



 

The FSA-OWI collection is described:

The photographs in the Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Photograph Collection form an extensive pictorial record of American life between 1935 and 1944. This U.S. government photography project was headed for most of its existence by Roy E. Stryker, who guided the effort in a succession of government agencies: the Resettlement Administration (1935-1937), the Farm Security Administration (1937-1942), and the Office of War Information (1942-1944). The collection also includes photographs acquired from other governmental and non-governmental sources, including the News Bureau at the Offices of Emergency Management (OEM), various branches of the military, and industrial corporations. In total, the black-and-white portion of the collection consists of about 171,000 black-and-white film negatives...

The photographer of these images is Arthur Rothstein (1915-1985).

Arthur Rothstein was a student of Roy Styker, who conceived the documentary photography project for the FSA.  Among Rothstein's assignments was the documenting of cattle ranches in Montana (see a previous Picture the West entry with some of those photos here). He is noted for his photos of the people of Gee's Bend, Alabama. Read more about Arthur Rothsein here.

In previous Picture the West entries we've had other photos in this series from Montana's Circle U Ranch; 1936 Montana drought photos; sheep ranching photos from Oregon; 1936-1942 photos from Oregon1938-194 photos from Nebraska; 1940 photos from a Quemado, New Mexico rodeo; 1939 photos from Alpine, Texas; 1940 photos from the San Angelo, Texas Fat Stock Show; and circa 1940 photos from Montana.


   Share your photos for Picture the West.

Send your views of the West.

We're looking for images that give a glimpse of the ranching, cowboy, and rural and working life of the West of today and yesterday. We welcome vintage and contemporary photos:  family photos, images of where you live and work, and the area around you. 

If you have a photo and story to share, email us.


September 10, 2012

This is the second of a series of photos from the late 1930s and early 1940s of Montana's Quarter Circle U Ranch in Rosebud County, near Birney.

The Quarter Circle U was a stock ranch that also took in "dudes" to supplement their income, as did many other ranches at the time. In 1947, it became a part of the X Bar Diamond Cattle Company (according to www.wyomingtalesandtrails.com).

The photos and captions are from the Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Photograph Collection (FSA-OWI) collection, a part of the Prints and Photographs Division of the Library of Congress. 
 


"Rassling" a calf, Quarter Circle U Ranch roundup, Montana.
June, 1939, Arthur Rothstein
Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, FSA/OWI Collection, [LC-USF33-003243-M3 DLC]




Branding, Quarter Circle U Ranch roundup, Montana.
June, 1939, Arthur Rothstein
Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, FSA/OWI Collection, [LC-USF33-003243-M4 DLC]

 


Cowhand. Quarter Circle 'U' Ranch, Montana
June, 1939, Arthur Rothstein
Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, FSA/OWI Collection, [ LC-USF34-027550-D]



Dude girl "rassling" a calf, Quarter Circle U Ranch roundup, Montana.
June, 1939, Arthur Rothstein
Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, FSA/OWI Collection, [LC-USF33-003240-M2 DLC ]


 


Cowboy eating "Rocky Mountain oysters," Quarter Circle U Ranch roundup, Montana.
June, 1939, Arthur Rothstein
Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, FSA/OWI Collection, [LC-USZ62-138346 DLC ]





Fresh brand on calf, Quarter Circle U Ranch roundup, Montana.
June, 1939, Arthur Rothstein
Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, FSA/OWI Collection, [LC-USF33-003235-M2 DLC ]


 


Hereford bull, Quarter Circle U roundup, Montana.
June, 1939, Arthur Rothstein
Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, FSA/OWI Collection, [LC-USF33-003267-M5 DLC]

 


 Branding iron used on Quarter Circle 'U' Ranch. Montana
June, 1939, Arthur Rothstein
Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, FSA/OWI Collection, [LC-USF34-027427-D]

 

 

Next in this Picture the West series from the Quarter Circle U photos: cowboys, cooks, and the bunkhouse.

 

The FSA-OWI collection is described:

The photographs in the Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Photograph Collection form an extensive pictorial record of American life between 1935 and 1944. This U.S. government photography project was headed for most of its existence by Roy E. Stryker, who guided the effort in a succession of government agencies: the Resettlement Administration (1935-1937), the Farm Security Administration (1937-1942), and the Office of War Information (1942-1944). The collection also includes photographs acquired from other governmental and non-governmental sources, including the News Bureau at the Offices of Emergency Management (OEM), various branches of the military, and industrial corporations. In total, the black-and-white portion of the collection consists of about 171,000 black-and-white film negatives...

The photographer of these images is Arthur Rothstein (1915-1985).

Arthur Rothstein was a student of Roy Styker, who conceived the documentary photography project for the FSA.  Among Rothstein's assignments was the documenting of cattle ranches in Montana (see a previous Picture the West entry with some of those photos here). He is noted for his photos of the people of Gee's Bend, Alabama. Read more about Arthur Rothsein here.

In previous Picture the West entries we've had other photos in this series from Montana's Circle U Ranch; 1936 Montana drought photos; sheep ranching photos from Oregon; 1936-1942 photos from Oregon1938-194 photos from Nebraska; 1940 photos from a Quemado, New Mexico rodeo; 1939 photos from Alpine, Texas; 1940 photos from the San Angelo, Texas Fat Stock Show; and circa 1940 photos from Montana.

 


   Share your photos for Picture the West.

Send your views of the West.

We're looking for images that give a glimpse of the ranching, cowboy, and rural and working life of the West of today and yesterday. We welcome vintage and contemporary photos:  family photos, images of where you live and work, and the area around you. 

If you have a photo and story to share, email us.


 

September 4, 2012

Here's the first of a series of three groups of photos from the late 1930s and early 1940s from Montana's Quarter Circle U Ranch in Rosebud County, near Birney.

The Quarter Circle U was a stock ranch that also took in "dudes" to supplement their income, as did many other ranches at the time. In 1947, it became a part of the X Bar Diamond Cattle Company (according to www.wyomingtalesandtrails.com).

Find an interesting video about the area's ranch history, with vintage photos and reminiscences here.

The photos and captions are from the Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Photograph Collection (FSA-OWI) collection, a part of the Prints and Photographs Division of the Library of Congress. 


Camp of Quarter Circle U roundup, Montana.
June, 1939, Arthur Rothstein
Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, FSA/OWI Collection, [LC-USF33-003222-M2]




Cowboy at Quarter Circle U roundup, Montana.
June, 1939, Arthur Rothstein
Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, FSA/OWI Collection, [ LC-USF33- 003295-M4]

 


Mares and colts, Quarter Circle U roundup, Montana.
June, 1939, Arthur Rothstein
Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, FSA/OWI Collection, [LC-USF33- 003297-M2]

 


Roping a colt, Quarter Circle U roundup, Montana.
June, 1939, Arthur Rothstein
Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, FSA/OWI Collection, [LC-USF33-003257-M1 DLC]
 


Throwing a colt for branding, Quarter Circle U roundup, Montana.
June, 1939, Arthur Rothstein
Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, FSA/OWI Collection, [LC-USF33-003288-M4 DLC]



Mare and colt, Quarter Circle U roundup, Montana.
June, 1939, Arthur Rothstein
Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, FSA/OWI Collection, [LC-USF33-003290-M1 DLC]

 


Dude girls on a corral fence, Quarter Circle U roundup, Montana.
June, 1939, Arthur Rothstein
Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, FSA/OWI Collection, [LC-USF33-003262-M4 DLC]


 


Removing horseshoes at the end of the summer season before
turning the horses out on the range for the winter. In the corral at
Quarter Circle U, Brewster-Arnold Ranch Company. Birney, Montana
August, 1941, Marion Post Wolcott
Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, FSA/OWI Collection, [LC-USF34-058567-E]

 


Cowboy with amateur movie camera, Quarter Circle U roundup, Montana.
June, 1939, Arthur Rothstein
Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, FSA/OWI Collection, [LC-USF33-003217-M1 DLC]

 

 

Coming in this Picture the West series from the Quarter Circle U photos: cattle and branding; and cowboys, cooks, and the bunkhouse.

The FSA-OWI collection is described:

The photographs in the Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Photograph Collection form an extensive pictorial record of American life between 1935 and 1944. This U.S. government photography project was headed for most of its existence by Roy E. Stryker, who guided the effort in a succession of government agencies: the Resettlement Administration (1935-1937), the Farm Security Administration (1937-1942), and the Office of War Information (1942-1944). The collection also includes photographs acquired from other governmental and non-governmental sources, including the News Bureau at the Offices of Emergency Management (OEM), various branches of the military, and industrial corporations. In total, the black-and-white portion of the collection consists of about 171,000 black-and-white film negatives...

The photographer of these images (except one) is Arthur Rothstein (1915-1985).

Arthur Rothstein was a student of Roy Styker, who conceived the documentary photography project for the FSA.  Among Rothstein's assignments was the documenting of cattle ranches in Montana (see a previous Picture the West entry with some of those photos here). He is noted for his photos of the people of Gee's Bend, Alabama. Read more about Arthur Rothsein here.

One of the photographs is by Marion Post Wolcott (who lived 1910-1990; read about her here and at a site created by her daughter, here).

In previous Picture the West entries we've had 1936 Montana drought photos; sheep ranching photos from Oregon; 1936-1942 photos from Oregon1938-194 photos from Nebraska; 1940 photos from a Quemado, New Mexico rodeo; 1939 photos from Alpine, Texas; 1940 photos from the San Angelo, Texas Fat Stock Show; and circa 1940 photos from Montana.

 

 

 

 

 

 

See an index of all past photos here.

Find the current photos here.

 

 

 

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