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Cowboys and Ranching Photograph Collection

Identifier: PICT-995-006

Scope and Content

This collection includes a photo of a cow being branded (previously numbered 992-019-0001); one titled "Roundup, 1902, Forrest, N.M."; and another titled "Scene from Paul Green's 'Texas' in Palo Duro State Park." There is also an outdoor portrait of two ranchers holding horses by the reins in Lake Valley, New Mexico; one depicts a landscape in which a large herd of cattle is seen in the distance.

The folder also contains photographs of working cowboys herding cattle in a wide shallow river, branding a calf, pistol shooting contest, lassoing horses, etc. All on the open sagebrush plains, probably West Texas.

Also in the collection is a photograph of four haltered mules held by two ranch hands. On back of the photo is written; "Mae Latham's, Lake Valley, N.M." The print appears to have been made from a glass-plate negative and is mounted on grey cardstock. The location, subject, pose and glass-plate negative evidence support the assertation that Henry A. Schmidt of Chloride, N.M. may have been the photographer.


  • 1890-1970

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Copy Restrictions

Duplication of print and photographic material is allowed for research purposes. User is responsible for copyright compliance. For more information see the Photographs and Images Research Guide and contact the Pictorial Archivist.


uncounted items (1 folder) : uncounted photographs

Language of Materials



This collection includes photographs of ranchers and cowboys working with cattle and horses.

Physical Location

B2. Small Collections box 9. Filed by Pictorial Number.

Processing Information

This artificial collection was assembled by the Center for Southwest Research. The photograph labelled "Mae Latham's, Lake Valley, N.M." was originally numbered 992-021-004. Ten photographs added 06/09/2011.
Finding Aid of the Cowboys and Ranching Photograph Collection, 1890-1970
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Pictorial Collections Staff
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Finding aid is in English

Revision Statements

  • Monday, 20210524: Attribute normal is missing or blank.

Repository Details

Part of the UNM Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections Repository

University of New Mexico Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections
University Libraries, MSC05 3020
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque NM 87131