[Photo-postcard to Watt Matthews]

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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."

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

Creation Information

Creator: Unknown. 1981.

Context

This postcard 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 325 times . More information about this postcard 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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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."

Physical Description

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

Notes

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."

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Rescuing Texas History, 2009

Photographs, oral histories, artwork, letters, and more. These more than 5,000 items give a glimpse into the diverse people that have called Texas home over the years. Funding provided by the Summerlee Foundation.

Matthews Family and Lambshead Ranch

These photos showcase ranching history, ranching practices and changes in the land. Lambshead Ranch is still owned and operated by descendants of its original settlers.

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  • 1981

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Added to The The Portal to Texas History

  • Dec. 8, 2009, 5:07 p.m.

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  • Sept. 1, 2011, 12:42 p.m.

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[Photo-postcard to Watt Matthews], postcard, 1981; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth65710/: accessed September 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Matthews Family and Lambshead Ranch.