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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.   


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index of all photos

See an index of all past photos here.

Find the current photos here.

 

 

Week of December 2, 2013

Texas writer, poet, reciter and chuck wagon cook Linda Kirkpatrick shares photos from fall in the Frio Canyon, in the Texas Hill Country near her home in Leakey, taken in November, 2013: 


River Crossings at Garner State Park



Fulgham's Crossing about a mile from my house



The roots of the cypress trees look like fingers reaching for water



Wild grapes, not quite ready


... but the Pyracantha are ready for jelly making


021 this cypress looks like a Medusa tree
 

 

Linda Kirkpatrick's new book, Tales of the Frio Canyon, includes stories and rare photographs from the Texas Hill Country. There are wild hog hunter tales, Texas Ranger mysteries, profiles of early cowboys and ranchers, outlaws, movie stars, ghost tales, and more. The book also contains some of her poetry and that of others. Find more at www.somewhereinthewest.blogspot.com.
 

Linda Kirkpatrick has shared many other interesting Picture the West photos:

 Linda Kirkpatrick's Texas Hill Country sunrise photos

  Texas drought

  Hawk's Nest Cattle Company chuckwagon

   The old home ranch house

  Garner State Park

  Horses and horsewomen in her family

  Raising goats in Texas

  Vintage dolls from a ranch girl's life

   Photos and a story about the wild hogs of Frio Canyon in Texas Hill Country

  Sheep and goat ranching photos from the 1950s and later

    1930s photos from her Texas hometown's history

lkFLEMINGfinal.JPG (40636 bytes)  A 1905 family photo, Texas Ranger family history and contemporary photos

lkwatsonsmj.JPG (24370 bytes)  A 1930s-era photo of cowboy polo team


Photo by Jeri L. Dobrowski; see her gallery of western performers and others here.

Read more about Linda Kirkpatrick and some of her poetry here.

 

 

 

 

 


   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.


 

 

Week of November 25, 2013

 

Filmmaker and photographer Michele AnneLouise Cohen has been on location for 15 months creating HARNEY, a film about the lifestyle of cattle women in the high desert of Harney County, Oregon (harney-thefilm.com).

She shares some stills from the film, with captions:


Cattlewoman Becky Kingen awaits sunrise in the Alvord Desert in
the southern part of Harney County, Oregon


 


Known as "big stuff" on some cattle ranches in Harney County, Oregon.
A morning moving and pairing cows in the northern part of county with cattle ranchers
Keith and Katie Baltzor is where I photographed this image of "big stuff."




Cattlewoman Laura Sword celebrates with husband, John Sword, on
their ranch outside Drewsey, Oregon after locating and fixing a
calf's broken leg.

 


A leppy is hand fed after mother dies and cattlewoman Laura
Sword has only one immediate way to keep this calf alive:
an artificial attempt to mother up commences.

 


Cattlewoman Katie Baltzor accesses a fence line repair with her
husband, Keith Baltzor, on their ranch in Harney County, Oregon


Summer entering fall is traditionally known for haying season
around Harney County, Oregon, tractors, mowers, and balers can be
seen county wide. This is an aerial image of a hay pivot outside Burns, Oregon.

 



Michelle AnneLouise Cohen describes the film:

HARNEY is a documentary film about cattlewomen who journey through the traditionally male oriented Western life of ranching. From birth, cattlewoman, Katie Baltzor, of Harney County, Oregon, learned from her father that she could do everything that a man could do and still look like lady. This film will inspire generations of women to rise above the diminished roles which society presents for them via princess movies and television sitcoms. You may have heard the saying, "Behind every successful rancher is a wife who works in town." Poppycock!  Cattlewomen work and ride right next to him, and many run outfits by themselves. Cattlewoman, Laura Sword says, "we raise children who know how to work from a young age against all odds, against three feet of snow trying to keep baby calves alive. They learn how to work and learn the difference between life and death that a lot of kids don't understand. Our kids know that dead is dead and it's not a video game."

She mentions that the film has partnered with poet, ranchwoman, and designer Jessica Hedges "to create a one-of-a-kind custom pair of chinks to give away to one film fan. Jessica's poetry will be burned into the leather."

Recently, all of Michele AnneLouise Cohen's equipment and more was destroyed when her truck exploded. Learn about an effort to raise funds to help her work continue here.

Find more about HARNEY at harney-thefilm.com, and on Facebook.

 

 


   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.


 

Week of November 18, 2013

 
South Dakota rancher, poet, and champion quilter Yvonne Hollenbeck put together a great selection of photos of teams.  Pictured are her husband, Glen, and their hired man, horse trainer and all around cowboy Tyrel Licking.

She describes the photos in her captions:


Here's Tyrel Licking and his team, pulling our Fresno with Glen steering it.



This is our team of paints, Ole & Lena.
 


Tyrel pulling Sandhills Oil Company's antique water/fuel wagon for
the Old West Days parade in Valentine, Nebraska  

 

Yvonne also took this photo of Tyrel Licking and cowboy and writer Deanna Nelson, who announced their engagement last month:

 

Yvonne Hollenbeck has contributed other interesting photos to "Picture the West," including:

Calving during winter storms

A vintage Nebraska family homestead image

A popular Western band from the late 1950s

  A vintage South Dakota Easter photo

  A family member's invention

  South Dakota then-and-now photos

  A 2009 blizzard

  What "bail out" means on a ranch

  A vintage family photo of Hollenbeck Livery

  Early photos of acclaimed writers Billie Snyder Thornburg, her sister Nellie Snyder Yost, and their family's ranch

  A tintype of her great grandfather, Ben Arnold

  Photos of another fierce winter storm


Read more about Yvonne Hollenbeck, including some of her poetry in our feature here.

 

 


   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.


 

 

 

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