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Finding aid for the 19th century cowgirl and cowboy postcards 7148
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  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Rights Statement for Archival Description
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
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  • Contributing Institution: USC Libraries Special Collections
    Title: 19th century cowgirl and cowboy postcards
    Identifier/Call Number: 7148
    Identifier/Call Number: /repositories/3/resources/3433
    Physical Description: 0.02 Linear Feet 1 pamphlet binder
    Date (inclusive): circa 1890s
    Physical Description: Six embossed chromolithograph postcards measuring 3.5 by 5.5 inches.
    Language of Material: English .
    Container: 1

    Scope and Contents

    Six embossed chromolithograph postcards depicting cowgirls on horseback firing guns, lassoing, and galloping. One of the six postcards depicts a cowboy with a lasso. The postcards are vibrantly colored and show a cowgirl with long hair and a skirt, donning bandoliers, rifles, and pistols. Wild horses and cattle are featured in the background. One postcard features a cowgirl firing her revolver with a muzzle flash emitting from the pistol as the horse rears back. Embossed chromolithographs were popular in the late 19th century. The postcards in this collection were created circa the 1890s.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Advance notice required for access.

    Conditions Governing Use

    All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Department of Special Collections at specol@usc.edu. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

    Rights Statement for Archival Description

    Finding aid description and metadata are licensed under an Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) license.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Purchased from Max Rambod Inc., August 7, 2023.

    Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder no. or item name], 19th century cowgirl and cowboy postcards, Collection no. 7148, Regional History Collection, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Cowboys -- United States -- 19th century -- Archival resources
    Cowgirls -- United States -- 19th century -- Archival resources
    Frontier and pioneer life -- West (U.S.) -- Archival resources
    West (U.S.) -- Pictorial works
    Women -- West (U.S.) -- 19th century -- Archival resources
    Picture postcards