Finding aid for the 19th century cowgirl and cowboy postcards 7148

Bo Doub -- with collection-level notes adapted from the seller, Max Rambod Inc.
USC Libraries Special Collections
2023 October
Doheny Memorial Library 206
3550 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles, California 90089-0189

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.

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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