Cowboy Digital History ID 2653

Cowboy

Credit: Denver Public Library, Western History Collection
Media type: photograph
Museum Number: X-21939
Annotation: Throughout much of the 20th century, the cowboy and the western lawman were the classic American heroes. The cowboy attire in this photo depicts the life of a cowboy on the Western frontier: Wide-brimmed hat, long-sleeved shirt, bandana, holstered gun, woolies (chaps), boots with spurs, and a lariat.
Year: 1880

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