Aerial photograph of Matthews Ranch (Lambshead) headquarters. In the foreground are several ranch buildings, including the bunkhouse and a house with chimneys on either end. Further up from these buildings and across an open dirt area are other buildings, including a corral, stables, and barn, beside which several trucks are parked. Above these buildings is a triangle-shaped area created by fences. At the top of the photograph is open ranch land dotted with vegetation.
Photograph of three cowboys wearing chaps and cowboy hats. They are standing in a pen with several horses at the Matthews Ranch, located north of Albany, Texas. The three horses in the foreground are wearing western saddles. Tall grass forms the floor of the pen. In the background is a horse trailer and a wide expanse of sky.
Photograph of Richard Ballard and an unidentified ranch hand serving themselves lunch in the cookshack at the Matthews Ranch. In the background, four unidentified men sit eating at two picnic tables. Carrol Martin stands next to one of the tables.
Photograph of a crowd seated in folding chairs watching a mini Fandangle sampler in the side yard of the Reynolds Bend cookshack at Lambshead Ranch. Midge Rogers and Clifford Teinert are standing in front of a microphone in Western dress. To their left, a woman is seated behind an upright piano. To their right, a man in a suit and tie is getting up from behind an organ that has been positioned in front of a low stone wall. In the background the sun is setting behind a sparse grove of trees.
Photograph of a performance ("a mini Fandangle") staged in the side yard of the Reynolds Bend cookshack. Performers are standing behind a low stone wall facing the audience, which is seated in folding chairs. The backs of the performers, four men and a woman in western dress, are facing the photographer. On the left Alice Reynolds is seated behind an upright piano beside the cookshack. On the right a man is seated behind an organ. The image is framed by leaves and branches of trees.
Photograph of four cowboys unloading three cows from a small trailer inside a covered pen on the Matthews Ranch, located north of Albany, Texas. One cowboy stands on the pen fence, leaning over the side of the trailer, and uses a cattle prod to coax the cows from the trailer.
Photograph of a wet cow wading through a dipping vat at the Matthews Ranch, located north of Albany, Texas. The vat is narrow with metal siding. Two other cows are walking through the entrance to the pen in the background.
Photograph of Richard Ballard and another cowboy sitting at the head and foot of a twin bed playing checkers on an oversized board inside the Matthews Ranch bunkhouse. There is another twin bed next to them. A fireplace on the far wall of the room is positioned between two windows. There are several wooden rocking chairs in front of the fireplace.
Aerial photograph of Matthews Ranch (Lambshead) headquarters from the south. The ranch buildings are in the center of the photograph. In this view the roads surrounding them are clearly visible. There are mesquite trees in the foreground and open ranch land in the background.
Aerial photograph of Matthews Ranch (Lambshead) headquarters from the south. Buildings and surrounding roads are in the foreground. In the background is ranch land separated into pastures by barbed wire fences.
Photograph of ranch hands spraying cattle in a pen at the Matthews Ranch (Lambshead), located north of Albany, Texas. Adjacent to the pen is an additional pen filled with cattle. Behind the pens two ranch hands ride horses in a field where a car stands parked beside a gate. Mesquite trees dot a sloping hill on the horizon.
Photograph of Watt Matthews sitting and writing at a desk inside the Matthews Ranch cookshack. To his right are two telephones, one red and one black. A cowboy hat rests on top of a radio to his left. In the background, a ranch hand in a cowboy hat leans against the kitchen counter holding a coffee cup. John White (the ranch cook), another ranch hand (possibly Richard Ballard), and Carrol Martin are also standing in the kitchen behind Matthews.
Photograph of Watt Matthews sitting and writing at a desk inside the Matthews Ranch cookshack. To his left on the desk is a pancake on a tin plate. Next to the plate, a cowboy hat rests on top of a radio. Behind Matthews, a ranch hand stands holding a coffee cup. John White, the ranch cook, stands turned away at the stove wearing an apron. To his left is the back of Carrol Martin.
Photograph of Watt Matthews and friends gathered around a round table at the Reynolds Bend cookshack at Lambshead Ranch celebrating Watt's birthday. Matthews is leaning over the table and blowing out the candles on a two-tiered birthday cake that is sitting on a large Lazy Susan in the middle of the table. Other people are seating around the table (Joe B. Matthews is in the foreground, viewed from behind). The table is positioned in front of two curtained windows. To the right, four women and a girl are standing and smiling.
Photograph taken in a field at the Matthews Ranch located north of Albany, Texas. Watt Matthews stands in front of a telephone pole holding the receiver to his ear. Weaver Bush and an unidentified cowboy with a bandanna over his face are sitting on horses behind Matthews. A "Bronco" truck is parked on the left in the foreground. In the background, cowboys and a horse are standing behind a horse trailer attached to a truck.