1913 Canada photo postcard cowboy hog tying steer Winnipeg Stampede

$45.00 CAD

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Postcard photo of E.H. Phillips standing over a hog-tied long horn steer, Exhibition Grounds racetrack at Winnipeg. The Winnipeg Stampede was held 9-16 August 1913. Not a lot of spectators,

Photo by Maurice Lyall of Winnipeg.

This was the second Stampede ever held. After the first one in Calgary in 1912, the next year it was moved to Winnipeg. After going to NYC in 1916, and then being cancelled during WW1, the fourth Stampede returned to Calgary, where is has been held ever since.


On back publisher ‘LYALL Commercial Photo Limited WINNIPEG’.

French text “This guy just knocked down  the bull and he tied his legs and then let go of the bull 30 steps away...less than 36 seconds..."

Postmarked ‘WINNIPEG MAN Aug 17--’. Mailed to France via New York.


Crease UR corner.

(Red text is an electronic watermark that is not physically part of the card for sale)




Exhibitions and fairs with various rodeo events were held throughout eastern Canada and the USA since the late 1800s. Winnipeg businessman James Ryan S, W.H. Fares and F.H. Moon seeing the success of the Calgary Stampede in 1912 run by Guy Weadick, convinced Guy to run the Stampede in Winnipeg in 1913 after the Calgary promoters decided not to run one in 1913. In January 1913 Weadick negotiated with the syndicate headed by James Ryan to bring the Stampede to Winnipeg in August and raise $20.000 to run the event with. Winnipeg was home to the second official Stampede which was the name officially applied to the shows put on by Guy Weadick. The Winnipeg Stampede of 1913 was not a financial success and Winnipeg did not have any further Stampedes run by Guy Weadick…It was not until the fourth Stampede in Calgary in 1918 that success was brought with the Stampede events