[Laura Wilson, Richard Avedon, and Watt Matthews in the Cookshack]

One of 2 photographs in the series: Richard Avedon and Laura Wilson available on this site.

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Photograph of (left to right) Laura Wilson, Richard Avedon, and Watt Reynolds Matthews sitting in the cookshack at Matthews Ranch headquarters. Wilson is holding a notepad, and she and Avedon appear to be listening to Matthews as he talks. Avedon is wearing a cowboy hat given to him by Matthews. In the background are two picnic tables with checkered table cloths.

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1 photograph : b&w ; 18 x 13 cm.

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Creator: Unknown. 1981~.

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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 6290 times , with 120 in the last month . 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 (left to right) Laura Wilson, Richard Avedon, and Watt Reynolds Matthews sitting in the cookshack at Matthews Ranch headquarters. Wilson is holding a notepad, and she and Avedon appear to be listening to Matthews as he talks. Avedon is wearing a cowboy hat given to him by Matthews. In the background are two picnic tables with checkered table cloths.

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1 photograph : b&w ; 18 x 13 cm.

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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."

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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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  • March 30, 2017, 10:45 p.m.

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[Laura Wilson, Richard Avedon, and Watt Matthews in the Cookshack], photograph, 1981~; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth65751/: accessed June 28, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Matthews Family and Lambshead Ranch.