Robert & Orson Stewart, AZ 1913

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Robert Sherman Stewart and Orson Pratt Stewart in Duncan Arizona in 1913. Robert Sherman Stewart, is in the center of the picture.
Date & Place: in Duncan, Arizona USA
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Ancient Faces
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1913 Arizona - real cowboys!! Wow - western movies are pretty realistic?
Oct 18, 2019 · Reply
Patrick James
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The cowpokes are not dressed appropriately
Oct 18, 2019 · Reply
AncientFaces
Yeah, my fault - I don't think they're cowhands - probably Old West "townspeople"?
Oct 18, 2019 ·
Ree Young
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What do you think cowboys were supposed to be wearing?? Here's a photo of real cowhands who worked in Comanche County, Kansas, ca. 1900.
Oct 18, 2019 ·
Patrick James
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Ree Young If you take the time to look, all your cowboys are wearing Chaps.
Oct 18, 2019 ·
Ree Young
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Patrick James Well, you must have super-vision because I can't see what some of them are wearing on their legs. Can't even see the legs on some of them at all, just where their feet are in the stirrups.

But not every cowboy wore chaps, especially if he wasn't actually out riding herd and working. Plus, through the 1800s and early 1900s, many cowboys wore their pants legs tucked into their boots so the material wouldn't get snagged on thorns and twigs.

Also, right after the Civil War, a lot of cowboys just wore parts of their old uniforms and overcoats...not any particular outfit for being a cowboy.

I know my uncle didn't wear chaps in some of the photos of him from the early 1900s when he was a cowboy. Uncle Walter was born in 1890 (my mother's eldest brother) and didn't want to stay on the family farm, so he left and went west. He worked as a cowboy on cattle drives for a few years and also cooked for the crew. Eventually, that led him to become a chef on the railroad for many years. I have a couple of his old cookbooks and his prized chef's knife.

But if you can see chaps on those cowboys in the dark and shadowy photo, more power to ya!
Oct 18, 2019 ·
Patrick James
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Did you write this all to me!
Oct 18, 2019 ·
Ree Young
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I wrote it to explain that not every cowboy in a photo from back then would be wearing chaps. Since there were for protection when riding in the brush, there was no need to wear them when going into town when they weren't working. Besides the photographs that show this, it's also common sense.

The details about my uncle were for what I personally knew about at least one person who worked as a cowboy in that time period.

Any other details were information for anyone who might be interested.

Has that cleared up why I wrote it and for whom I wrote it?
Oct 19, 2019 ·
David Phelps
Enjoyed very much.. No southern People..
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Denice Blanchard
Great pick. Thank you Any names? I wish.
Oct 18, 2019 · Reply
AncientFaces
If you click on the link, a couple of people are named.
Oct 18, 2019 ·
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Esther Evans
The dates don't line up....(???)....Their dates of birth are 19 years apart, and yet their ages in the photo are only 4 years apart....
Oct 18, 2019 · Reply
Brenda Lichty-Steedley
Esther Evans, a misprint on the one with no death date. My guess is he was probably born around 1872.
Oct 18, 2019 ·
Barbara Sanchez
Their horse look overworked and under fed. Horses have come a long way. Amazing photo! ♥️
Oct 18, 2019 · Reply
Gary Duguay
No peashooters on their hips.
Oct 18, 2019 · Reply
Helen Norvell
Love that picture
Oct 18, 2019 · Reply
Celeste Fernandez Rivera
Seems older than 1913??
Oct 18, 2019 · Reply
Marilynn Marlow
Cool photo
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Bill Wodenhelm
And every boomer since then has been pretending as hard as they can.
Oct 18, 2019 · Reply
Esther Evans
????
Oct 18, 2019 ·
Glory Hayes
Arizona A to Z
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Jennifer Drake
They look tough!
Oct 19, 2019 · Reply
Mary Corbbet
Tough life .
Oct 19, 2019 · Reply
Claudia Bellemare
The cowboys in those days had that special look about them.
Oct 19, 2019 · Reply
Alan Parrott
So where are the black cowboys?
Oct 20, 2019 · Reply
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