[Photo-postcard to Watt Matthews]

Description:

Postcard sent to Watt Matthews by photographer Richard Avedon and writer/photographer Laura Wilson. Image on the postcard is of Wilson and Avedon in a hay field. Wilson is lying on top of a bale of hay. To her left, Avedon is jumping with a cowboy hat in his hand. Message on the back reads: "Still on the road. Still grateful." Signed: "Laura and 'Old' Dick."

Creator(s): Unknown
Location(s): United States - Texas - Shackelford County
Creation Date: 1981  
Partner(s):
Matthews Family and Lambshead Ranch
Collection(s):
Rescuing Texas History, 2009
Matthews Family and Lambshead Ranch
Usage:
Total Uses: 290
Past 30 days: 1
Yesterday: 0
Creator:
Unknown
Date(s):
  • Creation: 1981
Coverage:
Place
United States - Texas - Shackelford County
Era
Into Modern Times, 1939-Present
Date
1981  
Description:

Postcard sent to Watt Matthews by photographer Richard Avedon and writer/photographer Laura Wilson. Image on the postcard is of Wilson and Avedon in a hay field. Wilson is lying on top of a bale of hay. To her left, Avedon is jumping with a cowboy hat in his hand. Message on the back reads: "Still on the road. Still grateful." Signed: "Laura and 'Old' Dick."

Note:

Writer/photographer Laura Wilson was famed photographer Richard Avedon's scout for subjects for his book, The West. She brought him to Lambshead where he made a series of photos of Watt Matthews and other family and cowboys. Laura Wilson is the author of Watt Matthews of Lambshead. Postcard is from the collection "Matthews of Lambshead."

Physical Description:

1 postcard : b&w ; 18 x 12 cm.

Language(s):
Subject(s):
Keyword(s): Lambshead Ranch | Matthews Land and Cattle Company | hay bales | postcards
Partner:
Matthews Family and Lambshead Ranch
Collection:
Rescuing Texas History, 2009
Collection:
Matthews Family and Lambshead Ranch
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: MATT_1981_0018MLCC
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth65710
Resource Type: Postcard
Format: Image