1913 photo postcard livestock herders (Vaqueros) having BBQ
Photo of group of people gathered in a gully for a BBQ. Mostly men, couple of children. Makeshift table made of a board. In background, couple of horses.
Vaqueros were livestock herders of southwestern states and Mexico.
Written on negative:
VACQUEROS BARBACUE MAY 21-1913
Some French text written on back.
Small corner chip/creases. Multiple pinpoint spots on back.
(Red text is an electronic watermark that is not physically part of the photo for sale)
The vaquero is a horse-mounted livestock herder of a tradition that originated on the Iberian Peninsula and extensively developed in Mexico from a methodology brought to Latin America from Spain. The vaquero became the foundation for the North American cowboy.
In British Columbia, Northern Mexico, and the Southwestern United States the remnants of major and distinct vaquero traditions remain, most popular today as the Californio, Neomexicano, and Tejano traditions. The popular "horse whisperer" style of natural horsemanship was clearly combining the attitudes and philosophy of the traditional vaquero with the equipment and outward look of the modern cowboy. The natural horsemanship movement openly acknowledges much influence of the vaquero tradition.