[Scrapbook Page Featuring an Elderly Cowboy and the Clear Fork of the Brazos River]

One of 8 photographs in the series: Worn Cowhide Album available on this site.

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A page from a worn cowhide album displaying two black and white photographs positioned horizontally. The larger top photo is an 8 x 10 inch print of an elderly cowboy (possibly identified as Newcomb) heating a branding iron over a fire built inside a barrel. He is wearing boots, a vest, and a cowboy hat and kneeling in front of the barrel. Behind him is a wire and wood fence beyond which is a field with a cow. Below this image is a photograph of the Clear Fork of the Brazos River. Trees cover both sides of the river's banks.

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1 scrapbook page ; 28 x 35 cm.

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Creator: Unknown. Creation Date: Unknown.

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This photograph is part of the collection entitled: Rescuing Texas History, 2009 and one other and was provided by Matthews Family and Lambshead Ranch to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 313 times . More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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Matthews Family and Lambshead Ranch

Lambshead Ranch, one of Texas' most historic cattle ranches, is still owned and operated by the direct descendants of Judge J.A. and Sallie Reynolds Matthews. The Reynolds and Matthews families were pioneer ranchers and trail drivers who arrived in East Texas in the 1850s.

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  • Main Title: [Scrapbook Page Featuring an Elderly Cowboy and the Clear Fork of the Brazos River]
  • Series Title: Worn Cowhide Album

Description

A page from a worn cowhide album displaying two black and white photographs positioned horizontally. The larger top photo is an 8 x 10 inch print of an elderly cowboy (possibly identified as Newcomb) heating a branding iron over a fire built inside a barrel. He is wearing boots, a vest, and a cowboy hat and kneeling in front of the barrel. Behind him is a wire and wood fence beyond which is a field with a cow. Below this image is a photograph of the Clear Fork of the Brazos River. Trees cover both sides of the river's banks.

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1 scrapbook page ; 28 x 35 cm.

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  • Accession or Local Control No: MATT_0000_0394MLCC
  • Accession or Local Control No: MATT_0000_0395MLCC
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metapth65353

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Rescuing Texas History, 2009

The 2009 edition of Rescuing Texas History brings together photographs, oral histories, artwork, letters, and more. The collection houses more than 5,000 items and gives a glimpse into the diverse people that have called Texas home over the years. Funding provided by the Summerleee Foundation.

Matthews Family and Lambshead Ranch

One of the most historic in Texas, this cattle ranch is still owned and operated by descendants of Judge J.A. and Sallie Reynolds Matthews (the author of the chronicle Interwoven), pioneer ranchers and trail drivers who arrived in East Texas in the 1850s and the Clear Fork of the Brazos River in 1866. The photos show ranching history, ranching practices and changes in the land.

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Added to The The Portal to Texas History

  • Dec. 8, 2009, 5:07 p.m.

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  • July 12, 2012, 2:08 p.m.

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[Scrapbook Page Featuring an Elderly Cowboy and the Clear Fork of the Brazos River], photograph, Date Unknown; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth65353/: accessed May 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Matthews Family and Lambshead Ranch.