[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.

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Creator: Unknown. 1981.

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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 316 times . More information about this postcard can be viewed below.

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Matthews Family and Lambshead Ranch

Lambshead, 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 were pioneer ranchers and trail drivers who arrived in East Texas in the 1850's and at the Clear Fork of the Brazos River, in 1866. These photographs document ranching history, ranching practices and changes in the land.

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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.

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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 cattle ranches in Texas, Lambshead Ranch is still owned and operated by direct 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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  • 1981

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  • 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 January 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Matthews Family and Lambshead Ranch.