Vintage cowboy pictures by Erwin E. Smith

The photographer, Erwin E. Smith

Cowboy Photographer: a great collection of Erwin E. Smith vintage pictures from the beginning of the 20th century.

Erwin E. Smith (1886 – 1947) always wanted to be both a cowboy and an artist. As a teenager, he worked on various ranches throughout the Southwest, using his camera to document the cowboy way of life that was fading away before his eyes. From 1905 to 1912, he divided his time between home in Bonham, Texas, art school in Chicago and Boston, and ranches in Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona, where he made some of the most important photographs of cowboy life on record.

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