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This is Page 57.

See some past weeks' photos below.

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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. 

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


previous  photos

index of all photos


September 8, 2009


Poet Denise McRae shared 1920s photos from the Pendleton Round-up, which were printed as Pendleton Drug postcards. The images were included in an album that belongs to her friends Bob and Myrtle Stewart. She writes:

Bob and Myrtle spent summers out on Horse Prairie, between Leadore, Idaho, and Dillon, Montana. As I understood it, they lived in Fallon, Nevada, in the winter. Myrtle and I visited often before her health got so bad. Myrtle told me that she and Georgie Sicking were friends when they were younger...There is a picture of Bob in Vanishing Breed: Photographs of the Cowboy and the West by William Albert Allard. He is moving a bunch of cows across a sagebrush flat.


Pendleton Round-up 1923 Cowgirl Relay Riders #8

Mabel Strickland is in the center. Other names (I am not positive about them all) are Bonnie Grey, Vera McGinnis, Mabel Strickland, Lorena Tricky, and Donna Hover or Haver.

[In February, 2010, Juni Fisher wrote: "I have learned in my research that sometimes the photographers mis- labeled the photos, and though it is labeled as Mabel Strickland in the center, I can tell you that is Donna Glover. Mabel is on the far right. Mabel had the poise and willowy grace of a model."]
 


Indians, 1924

This shows beaded horse tack/regalia, which I found beautiful. I also loved the wooden spokes on the car wheels, the cloche hats the women spectators were wearing, and what appears to me to be a Hudson’s Bay blanket (stripes) on the man in the second row, right edge of picture.


Buddy Sterling, Bulldogging, 1924


A site here gives some background info on the photographers and Pendleton.

The Pendleton Round-up celebrates its centennial in 2010.


2009 photo by Jeri L. Dobrowski


Read more about Denise McRea and some of her poetry here.



 


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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.


August 31, 2009

Photographer Lori Faith Merritt (www.photographybyfaith.com) shares some Arizona ranchland images:



Reproduction prohibited without express written permission
© 2009, Lori Faith Merritt, www.photographybyfaith.com

Chasin’ Clouds

This image was created for a project with Donnie Blanz (donnieblanz.com) which included his songs and my images and aired on Blue Highways TV (bluehighwaystv.com), a division of RFD-TV. Will Scott, a long-time cowboy and upcoming actor is the rider in this image, made at the Cocoroque Ranch just west of Tucson a couple of years ago. "Chasin’ Clouds" is the image that will be seen in all the promotions for the 20th anniversary of Festival of the West (festivalofthewest.com) in 2010.

 


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© 2006, Lori Faith Merritt, www.photographybyfaith.com

Cowboy’s Reward

Meet Colter Moore, a young cowboy and horseman who works on the Price Canyon Ranch in Rodeo, Arizona. While riding out one evening in 2006, Colter paused at the edge of a rim overlooking the valley and looked at the storm clouds rolling in. We made it home just as the rain started to hit.

 


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© 2009, Lori Faith Merritt, www.photographybyfaith.com

Morning Gold

In 2006, at the Price Canyon Ranch, I got up early to photograph in the early morning Arizona light…truly golden. The rancher’s daughter came into the meadow by the pond and this image jumped into my camera.

 


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© 2006, Lori Faith Merritt, www.photographybyfaith.com

Dawn Blessing

Kristin True, of the White Stallion Ranch in northwest Tucson, was out very early in the morning ponying one of her horses before the busy ranch day started. This image was made in 2006 and it continues to be one of my favorite images of a real working ranch woman. That summer, the entire riding program was being taken care of by women.
 


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© 2006, Lori Faith Merritt, www.photographybyfaith.com

Synchronicity Ride

While out at the Price Canyon Ranch in Rodeo, Arizona in 2006, my novice horseman husband (left) came on a ride with Colter Moore and me. He was just starting to “find the canter” and I suggested that he and Colter ride across a stretch of land awhile and that he mimic whatever Colter was doing. The resulting synchronicity was beautiful.

 


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© 2009, Lori Faith Merritt, www.photographybyfaith.com
Don Godard

Don Godard of Cornville, Arizona, is a true cowboy whose reputation is well known up in his part of the Arizona desert. In his seventies, he still actively works cattle. I met him while vacationing at a small ranch in Sedona two days after this year’s Arizona Cowboy Poetry Gathering (azcowboypoets.org) in Prescott. Our host let us know that he would be out by the cows early in the morning to take a few head off the ranch. Easy going, full of stories, he had the cattle loaded lickety-split and leaned on the gate to talk a bit before heading off. Sycamore Springs has cottonwoods for cover in a little valley with a spring running through it, and an hour passed in what seemed ten minutes. In that time we went from a handshake to a hug and I do believe I’ve found a new friend.


photograph by Jack Dunn

Lori Faith Merritt has shared other Picture the West images:

Photographs of mustangs...

Photographs of well-loved octogenarian poet and cowboy Georgie Sicking...

 

Lori Faith Merritt is familiar to many through her photography for cowboy poetry and music gatherings.

Read a biography along with her recent Art Spur photograph.

See many images and read more about Lori Faith Merritt at her web site:

www.PhotographyByFaith.com
Photography By Faith "The Art of Connection"

blog:
LoriFaithMerritt.com

MySpace:
www.myspace.com/photographybyfaith
 

Facebook:
 www.facebook.com/photographybyfaith

AZStarNet:
regulus2.azstarnet.com/profiles/PhotographyByFaith


 


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