Art of Manliness
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  1. Linda
    March 12, 2012 - 12:42 pm


    I am curious, how old are some of these photos? If you are able to find out would be able to post the dates?

  2. Matt
    March 12, 2012 - 12:49 pm

    great photos, but I’m also curious about their age. Any idea of the time range that these came from?

  3. jesse
    March 12, 2012 - 12:52 pm

    belt loop help narrow down the date since belt loops weren’t invented until 1922 i could be wrong if they were invented earlier they weren’t popular until later

  4. Brett McKay
    March 12, 2012 - 12:56 pm

    Flicker users find the photos in family trunks or at tag sales or antique stores. They come from a variety of people and no dates were given.

  5. Patrick
    March 12, 2012 - 1:14 pm

    Now that’s just awesome. Two of the photos are from Broken Bow, NE and Belle Fourche, SD. I happen to originally be from Broken Bow, and live not 45 minutes away from Belle Fourche now. Hah!

  6. Wesley
    March 12, 2012 - 1:42 pm

    Some of these look like candidates for a caption contest! I can only imagine what some of those riders said after they got off the horse/buffalo. I’m certain it wasn’t as pc as we have to be now.

  7. Julio
    March 12, 2012 - 3:46 pm

    Have any Mexican vaqueros? I’ve got Pancho Villa.

  8. JLK
    March 12, 2012 - 4:20 pm

    Ralph R Doubelday (or RR Doubleday in some of those pics) did various photography of rodeos between 1926-1932. Gives you an idea.

  9. jii fleming
    March 12, 2012 - 4:43 pm

    These are real Cowboy’s, not the one’s you see at the honky tonks these day’s. Proud and tough guys. Not Broke Back Mountain kind either,LOL

  10. Charles Martin
    March 13, 2012 - 10:43 pm

    The one with the subtitle “Bare Back Riding?” should be titled “barely riding”. :) Great stuff!

  11. Tim
    March 14, 2012 - 7:39 am

    These pictures prove to me, once again, what I’ve known for a long time: I was born 100 years too late, I’m living in the wrong place, my horses are too nice, my chaps are too clean and I hang out with the wrong kind of people.

    Dear God, have mercy on my soul. I confess the error of my ways and seek to change my lifestyle. Give me one more chance to live-out my calling and honor you with a courageous, manly life. I will gladly forsake the comforts I now enjoy if you let me die with a few scars, a well-spring of great cowboy stories and the peace that comes from living a hard life with dignity. I will trade my tall, sleek and beautiful Appendix Quarter horse for a good gun. I will sacrifice my other fine horses for a string of fierce, rough-hewn western steeds. I ask that you cover me with the stars at night and let me drink from mountain brooks during the day. Let the sun tan my skin and bleach my clothes. Let me live out the remainder of my days in the wilderness…far from civilization, but close to you. –Amen.

  12. Maranda
    March 15, 2014 - 3:19 pm

    Kit is my 1st cousin 3x removed! (:

  13. Heather
    October 9, 2015 - 10:27 pm

    The one titled “bareback riding?” Is my grandfather.

  14. test
    February 16, 2016 - 1:29 am

    lookie here

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