Early cowboy photo postcard of small crowd gathered around wooden fence at rodeo, watching bronco rider Garfield Daniels on bucking horse.
Photo by Ralph Russell Doubleday.
Written on negative:
Based on ‘AZO’ paper used, dates from 1910-1930.
French text on back “Souvenir d’Amerique U.S.A.”
Crease LR corner. Slight damage along top border. Toned on back. Paper is 'curved'.
(Red text is an electronic watermark that is not physically part of the photo for sale)
Doubleday-Foster Photo Co., Inc. (D.F.P.Co., Inc.) 1910-1955 Chicago, IL
Published and Distributed postcards made from the photographs of Ralph Russell Doubleday. Doubleday began his career creating stereo-views for Underwood & Underwood. After he began taking pictures of rodeos, their great popularity allowed him to start his own company traveling the circuit and selling postcards. His willingness to take great risks provided him with the first known action photo of a rider thrown into the air. Other images of performers, towns, and amusements were also captured on his cards, all with detailed descriptions of his subjects. He produced over 30 million postcards as real photos, and printed additional images through Curt Teich, earning him the name Rodeo Postcard King. Woolworth sold many of his cards through their Five & Dimes….