Photographer and working cowboy Erwin E. Smith gets some coffee from the chuck wagon on the LS Ranch, Texas, 1907. Click the link for more of Smith’s photos.
Erwin E. Smith and His Mount Overlooking the Country from a High Point on the JA Ranch, Texas, 1908.
“My ceiling the sky, my carpet the grass, my music the lowing of herds as they pass;
my books are the brooks, my sermons the stones, my parson’s a wolf on a pulpit of bones.”
— Allen McCanless (cowboy poet), 1885
Erwin E. Smith (1886-1947) Photographer Erwin E. Smith riding a “sunfisher” and he is not pulling leather, Bonham, Texas 1908 Gelatin silver print Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas, Bequest of Mary Alice Pettis P1986.42.135