SUBJECT: "Five Young Cow Boys, Sons of the West" is the title of this very old postcard, mailed from New Mexico to Wisconsin in 1907. The photograph of five bedraggled brothers stacked along the spine of a weary grey horse is credited to Charles E. Morris of Chinook, Montana. It may have been a novelty idea, but to me these boys look like hardscrabble urchins who might prefer some warm food to posing for a photographer. Check out the bundles of folded, tied-up blankets on the ground at background left. Hope those were for the kids.
HORSE NOTES: Her expression matches those of the kids exactly, doesn't it? This mare may be an Albino (white) horse with dirty legs, but it's impossible to be certain when looking at a black and white image.
ITEM DETAILS: This vintage 1900s postcard measures 3.5 x 5.5 inches and is in fair condition. It has seen a hard 105 years, with creasing, scuffing and edge wear present throughout, as revealed by the scans.
SHIPPING & HANDLING: Paper items are wrapped with care in acid-free sleeves, placed between two pieces of cardboard and shipped in secure packaging within two business days of purchase.
VINTAGE: All vintage and antique items have unique histories and are offered for sale in exactly the condition they were found. They are sold “AS IS.”
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