John A. Stryker

A man of many talents. Photographer. Rodeo Announcer. Penmanship Professor. Marksman. Stryker's passion for life and photography knew no bounds. His photographs append meaning to the the old saying that "a picture is worth a thousand words".

"Downtown Cowtown"

Exchange Avenue, main entrance to the Fort Worth Stockyards. 1962

Bedell's Saddle Shop

Rodeo Parade Riders with a pair of 8-Foot Texas Longhorns. 1960

Greyhound Bus Terminal

Ninth and Commerce Streets. Fort Worth, Texas. 1954

True West Motel

U.S. Highways 60 and 66 East. Amarillo, Texas. 1956

A remarkable man and a determined photographer. Today, he is best remembered for his "Stryker's Rodeo Gloss Series" of postcards.

Dick Griffith, Famous Rodeo Star

Wild Brahma Bull Riding Contest. c. 1946

Fancy Roping Champion

Chester Byers making a Six-Horse Catch. c. 1946

All photography: John A. Stryker / Photos: Collection of J. Davis

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