Cowgirls from the Madison Square Garden Rodeo with Mrs. William Randolph Hearst, 1932

Description:

This is a group photo of cowgirls from the Madison Square Garden Rodeo with some children and Mrs. William Randolph Hearst, who is sitting in the middle front row, wearing a white cowboy hat. Ruth Roach is the first standing person on the left.

Creator(s): Unknown
Location(s): United States - New York - New York City
Creation Date: 1932  
Partner(s):
UNT Archives
Collection(s):
University of North Texas Archives
Ruth Scantlin Roach Salmon (1896-1986) Collection
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Creator:
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Date(s):
  • Creation: 1932
  • Digitized: January 22, 2007
Coverage:
Place
United States - New York - New York City
Era
New South, Populism, Progressivism, and the Great Depression, 1877-1939
Date
1932  
Description:

This is a group photo of cowgirls from the Madison Square Garden Rodeo with some children and Mrs. William Randolph Hearst, who is sitting in the middle front row, wearing a white cowboy hat. Ruth Roach is the first standing person on the left.

Note:

Ruth Salmon, world champion rodeo performer, had a 24-year career that began in 1914 and ended in 1938, when she retired from the rodeo and started a ranching business in Nocona, Texas, with her husband, Fred Salmon. She is an inductee in the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame and the National Cowboy Hall of Fame and traveled the world with the Buffalo Bill Wild West Show and The 101 Real Wild West Show. Bronc riding was her favorite event, although she performed and won championship titles in other areas (as Ruth Roach). During her career she won the titles of World's Champion All Around Cowgirl, World's Champion Trick Rider, and World's Champion Girl Bronc Rider. This photo is from the collection of papers and photographs that she donated to the University of North Texas Archives in 1985.

Physical Description:

1 photograph : b&w ; 6 x 8.5 in.

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Keyword(s): cowgirls | group portraits
Contributor(s):
Partner:
UNT Archives
Collection:
University of North Texas Archives
Collection:
Ruth Scantlin Roach Salmon (1896-1986) Collection
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: HM-60_347
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth20996
Resource Type: Photograph
Format: Image
Rights:
Access: Public