Men of the Old West

By: usermattw

Feb 21 2013

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Category: Men, Pairs

6 Comments

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What it is:

Photo measuring 3.25 x 3.25 inches.  Remnants of glue and black paper are stuck to the back from where it was mounted into a photo album.

What I know about it:

Nothing!  Undated and unidentified.

Comments:

Old cowboys?  Ranchers?  I’m not sure who they are.  Their standing in front of a rodeo poster might just be a coincidence, but I get the sense rodeos are nothing new to these guys.  (By the way, the bluish stains are from the ink of the album paper bleeding through after getting wet, possibly from excess glue.)

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6 comments on “Men of the Old West”

  1. That there’s some serious looking cowboy dudes.

  2. Over the last week and a half, I’ve run across two more examples like the shirt-jackety thing worn by the guy on the right — both from 1941. Maybe that helps date this photo?
    http://www.shorpy.com/node/14769
    (this one looks short-sleeved, and is more of a shirt than a jacket, but very similar pockets and collar) http://www.shorpy.com/node/14707
    The look seems to be popular for all ages!

    • Great pictures! Thanks for the links. It’s so interesting the way certain things like that start to pop out at us after our attention is first drawn to them.

  3. The jacket looks like an Ike Jacket, made popular by Eisenhower during WWII. Like this one. http://www.vintagetrends.com/military/itemdetails.asp?YZ=A2A0A2A2918B92&RN=2&TR=27&SS=&MC=Military+Vintage&CA=Men&SC=Jackets%2FCoats&ST=Eisenhower+jacket#.UUH7fGQq3D0
    Don’t know if that’s helpful or not.


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