Cabinet of Curiosities

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Out on the Range

Exhibit Items

A photograph of two cowboys on horses leading a roped calf. Cowboys Delight--Bringing Calves to Brand, undated; Photographs, Graham (R. Niles) collection,1964/306-1261.

Cowboys DelightBringing Calves to Brand, undated. Photographs, Graham (R. Niles) Collection, 1964/306-1261. TSLAC. View larger image of Cowboys Delight--Bringing Calves to Brand, undated on our Texas Digital Archive Site

 


 

A metal Cowbell, 1850 – 1900.

Cowbell, 1850 – 1900. Artifacts Collection, ATF0082m. TSLAC. Metal cowbell.

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Quirt, 1850-1900. Artifacts Collection, ATF0082b. TSLAC. Forked whip, braided, with two falls at the end.

Quirt, 1850-1900. Artifacts Collection, ATF0082b. TSLAC. Forked whip, braided, with two falls at the end.

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Three Riders And Train Of Pack Horses Crossing A River; Wooded Hills In Background, about 1895

Three riders and train of pack horses crossing a river; Wooded hills in background, about 1895. Owen Wister Photograph Collection, 1969/097-23. TSLAC. View larger image of Three Riders And Train Of Pack Horses Crossing A River; Wooded Hills In Background, about 1895 on our Texas Digital Archive Site

 



 

Spur, 1900-1950. Artifacts Collection, ATF0414. TSLAC. Spur, floral pattern on leather. Brown.Spur, 1900-1950. Artifacts Collection, ATF0414. TSLAC. Spur, floral pattern on leather. Brown.

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Bob Simpson standing beside chuck wagon from which he prepared meals for trail drivers on the Long S Ranch belonging to C. C. Slaughter, about 1900-1920. C. C. Slaughter Ranch Photographs, 1/9-3. TSLAC. 

Bob Simpson standing beside chuck wagon from which he prepared meals for trail drivers on the Long S Ranch belonging to C. C. Slaughter, about 1900-1920. C. C. Slaughter Ranch Photographs, 1/9-3. TSLAC. 


 


 

 

Pack saddle, 1850-1900. Artifacts Collection, ATF0082d. TSLAC. Wood with attached buckle and harness, and a loose piece of rope.

Pack saddle, 1850-1900. Artifacts Collection, ATF0082d. TSLAC. Wood with attached buckle and harness, and a loose piece of rope.

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Hitching post top, 1880-1920. Artifacts Collection, ATF0092. TSLAC. Top of a hitching post, possibly iron.

Hitching post top, 1880-1920. Artifacts Collection, ATF0092. TSLAC. Top of a hitching post, possibly iron.

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A photograph of two cowboys cooking using a pan over firewood.

Cowboys, undated. Color slides and transparencies, 1991/077-419-13, Texas Tourist Development Agency Photographs and Audiovisual Materials. TSLAC. View larger image of Cowboys, undated on our Texas Digital Archive Site

 


 

 

Branding irons, 1870-1930. Artifacts Collection, ATF0130. TSLAC. Branding iron shaped like the letter S.

Branding irons, 1870-1930. Artifacts Collection, ATF0130. TSLAC. Branding iron shaped like the letter S.

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Fleam, 1825-1860. Artifacts Collection, ATF0187. TSLAC. Fleam, pivoting and foldable, three blades. Stamped: Borwick Cast Steel. These bloodletting tools were used for veterinary purposes (most likely on horses) rather than used on humans.Fleam, 1825-1860. Artifacts Collection, ATF0187. TSLAC. Fleam, pivoting and foldable, three blades. Stamped: Borwick Cast Steel. These bloodletting tools were used for veterinary purposes (most likely on horses) rather than used on humans. Borwick operated in Sheffield, England, from 1791 to 1860. "Cast Steel" was included in the stamp from 1825 onward.

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A photograph of a cowboy on a horse next to three buffalo. Cottonwood Creek Ranch, 1992.

Cottonwood Creek Ranch, 1992. Color slides and transparencies, 2012193-34-3-61, Texas Tourist Development Agency Photographs and Audiovisual Materials. TSLAC. View larger image of Cottonwood Creek Ranch, 1992 on our Texas Digital Archive Site

 

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