Texas Cowboys branding cattle
Cowboys branding cattle on the Spur Ranch in Bonham Texas around 1908. The title on the photo is "snaking in a calf" - which I guess is ranch talk (at least at the turn of the last century) for roping the calf?
The cowboy on the horse has roped the calf and another cowboy is walking towards it sothey can brand it. A whole herd awaits in the background - bet it was a long day!
Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress, Erwin E Smith photographer ... show more