[Cowboys Restraining a Calf for Branding]

One of 11 photographs in the series: Branding Calves and Socializing available on this site.

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Photograph of cowboys restraining a calf for a branding. A group of cowboys, many of whom are wearing leather chaps, are standing around a table topped with a restrained calf. Men hover around the calf to the left of a green truck, while two men stand to the left near some branding irons. A man in chaps to the left bends over and grabs some branding irons. In the background, men are leading calves through a fenced chute that opens out to the table. Behind them, cattle are standing in a pasture with bare trees.

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1 photograph : positive, col. ; 35 mm.

Creation Information

Blanton, Joseph Edwin 1958~.

Context

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 41 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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Photograph of cowboys restraining a calf for a branding. A group of cowboys, many of whom are wearing leather chaps, are standing around a table topped with a restrained calf. Men hover around the calf to the left of a green truck, while two men stand to the left near some branding irons. A man in chaps to the left bends over and grabs some branding irons. In the background, men are leading calves through a fenced chute that opens out to the table. Behind them, cattle are standing in a pasture with bare trees.

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1 photograph : positive, col. ; 35 mm.

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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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  • 1958~

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Added to The The Portal to Texas History

  • Dec. 8, 2009, 5:07 p.m.

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  • March 6, 2017, 6:33 p.m.

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Blanton, Joseph Edwin. [Cowboys Restraining a Calf for Branding], photograph, 1958~; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth65745/: accessed July 28, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Matthews Family and Lambshead Ranch.