1915 photo postcard incapacitated horse rodeo Pierre South Dakota #2

$80.00 CAD

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Photo postcard of cowboy sitting on a two-horse wagon. One of the horses has collapsed, and people are gathered round the wagon trying to find a way to get the horse untangled.

On top of hill, cars and horse drawn carriages, parked with spectators.

Painted on side of wagon: 'BLUE LINE   PHONE IHA---'

The wagon driver is Boy Roy, the man overlooking the rescue is Mr. Mitchell. Both are identified with a number on the photo ("1" and "2") and their names written on the back,

Amateur rodeo?

Written on back:

1. Mr. Mitchell
2. boy Roy

Pierre is the capital of South Dakota. Range-cattle competitions were not known as rodeos, but as frontier days celebrations, roundups and stampedes. The Wild West show employed the term “rodeo” for cowboy competition. As the Wild West shows disappeared, rodeo emerged. Between 1915 and 1925 the term “rodeo” slowly became the word applied

AZO photography paper dates it from 1904-1918.

Another photo from same event also on sale.

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