The Passing of the West, 1923

Description:

This photo shows eight women on horses, standing in a row, in an arena. From left to right, they are: Mabel Strickland, Florence Hughes, Bea Kirnan, Kitty Canutt, Rose Smith, Bonnie Gray, and Unknown. There are rodeo Indians on horses behind them and large buildings, including the dome of the nation's capital, in the background.

Creator(s): Unknown
Location(s): United States - Washington D.C.
Creation Date: 1923
Partner(s):
UNT Archives
Collection(s):
University of North Texas Archives
Ruth Scantlin Roach Salmon (1896-1986) Collection
Usage:
Total Uses: 253
Past 30 days: 4
Yesterday: 0
Creator:
Unknown
Date(s):
  • Creation: 1923
  • Digitized: January 22, 2007
Coverage:
Place
United States - Washington D.C.
Era
New South, Populism, Progressivism, and the Great Depression, 1877-1939
Date
1923  
Description:

This photo shows eight women on horses, standing in a row, in an arena. From left to right, they are: Mabel Strickland, Florence Hughes, Bea Kirnan, Kitty Canutt, Rose Smith, Bonnie Gray, and Unknown. There are rodeo Indians on horses behind them and large buildings, including the dome of the nation's capital, in the background.

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.

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Subject(s):
Keyword(s): Cowgirls | Roach, Ruth | Salmon, Ruth Roach | Strickland, Mabel | Hughes, Florence | Kirnan, Bea | Canutt, Kitty | Smith, Rose | Gray, Bonnie
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_244
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth21016
Resource Type: Photograph
Format: Image
Rights:
Access: Public