WILD WEST & OUTLAWS
Tom Blasingame, b. Feb12, 1898, in Waxahachie, Texas, was made for a life on the range. Two days after Christmas, in 1989, Blasingame stepped off his horse, stretched out in the Texas grass, crossed both arms over his chest, and died in perfect peace. He was buried in the JA Ranch cemetery where his wife Eleanor now lays beside him. At the time of his death he was considered the oldest cowboy in Texas, having committed 73 of his 91 years to ranching.
Tom Mix (Jan 6, 1880 – Oct 12, 1940)..In 1905, Mix rode in Theodore Roosevelt's inaugural parade led by Seth Bullock with a group of 50 horsemen, which included several former Rough Riders. Mix found employment at the Miller Brothers 101 Ranch, which covered 101,000 acres. The ranch had its own touring Wild West show in which Mix appeared. He stood out as a skilled horseman & expert shot, winning national riding and roping contests at Prescott, Arizona in 1909, and Canon City, Colorado in 19...
COWBOY WITH COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY - ca.1875-1890. A wonderfully expressive tintype portrait of a rough Cowboy chomping on his cigar, featuring a nickel-plated Colt Single Action Army and holster rig. The cowboy has pulled the Colt "Peacemaker" out of the holster and turned it around so that it faces outward. He is wearing leather chaps, a bandana, a hat, vest and boots. There is a whiskey bottle next to him on the pedestal. A great original tintype image of an iconic Western cowboy.
Texas Deputy U.S. Marshal Edward W. Johnson (at left) lost his right arm in an 1888 gunfight soon after this photograph was taken. He gained notoriety after an 1889 mob attacked the notorious Marlow Brothers during a jail transport, an incident that inspired the 1965 film Sons of Katie Elder. Also pictured: Texas Ranger Lorenzo K. Creekman (center) and Parker County Deputy Sheriff E.A. Hutchison (at right). – Courtesy George T. Jackson Jr. – Via Karen Patterson Farrar - #OldWest #WildWest