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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. 

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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

Week of February 18, 2013

 

In recognition of Presidents' Day in the U.S., here are some views of our "cowboy president," the 26th President of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919). He was in office from 1901 through 1909.


Library of Congress title, "President Roosevelt's horse Wyoming"; c1903 June 22.
www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2010645457 
 

In 1903, he set out on Western tour, which included a breakfast with the cowboys of Hugo, Colorado. He later invited the cook and some of those cowboys to the White House. Here's a  1903 New York Times article written before the event:

The Library of Congress holds these images from the event in its Prints and Photographs Division, all from stereo cards:

Library of Congress title: "Pot luck" with the "boys"President Roosevelt's cowboy breakfast at Hugo, Colorado
Summary: Photograph showing Theodore Roosevelt standing with cowboys as breakfast cooks on a fire.
www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2010647451 
 

Library of Congress title, "Pot luck" with the "boys" - President Roosevelt's cowboy breakfast at Hugo, Colorado
Summary: Photograph showing Theodore Roosevelt serving himself food as cowboys look on.
www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2010647452 

Library of Congress title, "Cowboys following the train and cheering President Roosevelt, Hugo, Colorado"
www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2010647447

This 1903 New York Times article ran the day after the event:

Later, the cook and some of the cowboys were invited to dine with the President, as told in this December 25, 1904 dispatch:


 

See our feature here about President Roosevelt and the "Cowboy Brigade" he invited to his inaugural.

Find some photos and more about Hugo cowboys in a book, Kiowa County, that is available in part here on Google Books.

There are some copies of a relatively rare 1910 book, President Roosevelt and the Hugo Cowboys, like this one.
 

 

 

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