Pick-up man and bronc rider, c. 1920

Description:

This photo shows what appears to be a cowgirl (with a bow in her hair) riding a bucking horse in a rodeo arena, with a mounted man nearby.

Creator(s): Unknown
Location(s): United States
Creation Date: c. 1920  
Partner(s):
UNT Archives
Collection(s):
University of North Texas Archives
Ruth Scantlin Roach Salmon (1896-1986) Collection
Usage:
Total Uses: 261
Past 30 days: 5
Yesterday: 0
Creator:
Unknown
Date(s):
  • Creation: c. 1920
  • Digitized: January 22, 2007
Coverage:
Place
United States
Era
New South, Populism, Progressivism, and the Great Depression, 1877-1939
Date
c. 1920  
Description:

This photo shows what appears to be a cowgirl (with a bow in her hair) riding a bucking horse in a rodeo arena, with a mounted man nearby.

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 photographic postcard : b&w ; 3.5 x 5.5 in.

Language(s):
Subject(s):
Keyword(s): Cowgirls | Roach, Ruth | Salmon, Ruth Roach
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_280
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth21005
Resource Type: Photograph
Format: Image
Rights:
Access: Public