Wednesday, August 14, 2013

It's a hard life!

Cattle Drive on Ranch. Photo by Bill Gillette. 

"On my way, I have reviewed my life as a cowboy from every angle and came to the conclusion that about all I had gained was experience that I could not turn into cash, and so I decided I had enough of it and made up my mind to go home, get married, and settle down to farming." --F.M. Polk,  ex-trail driver, 1924

Christmas dinner for a family, from a series of photos documenting Gen. John J. Pershing's 1916 Punitive Expedition into Mexico. ...