Erwin E. Smith, cowboy artist Smith family photo
Kathy Pinna
Added
by

Erwin E. Smith, cowboy artist

Erwin E. Smith called himself a "cowboy artist" with the relatively new medium of photography. Rather than one of his usual subjects, he's pictured here on horseback looking like a cowboy himself. And he was - when he was younger, he often worked summers as a cowboy. He felt that a way of life wasdisappearing and he wanted to document the cowboy of the real West. Between 1905 and 1912, he did just that.

Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress
... show more

Write a comment
Photo taken at Bar Diamond Bar Ranch Bonham, Texas USA on
Erwin E. Smith, cowboy artist

Erwin E. Smith

Mini-biography
Born: 1886
Died: unknown
Also in this photo: Erwin E. Smith at 20 years old