Doubleday's Cowgirls

Three of my favorite things: Cowgirls. Rodeo. Photography. I was doing some research for an upcoming post and ran across an online exhibit not to be missed...

Two Rodeo Publicity Cars, circa 1945

Put together by the staff of the Donald C. & Elizabeth M. Dickinson Research Center the exhibit, "Doubleday's Cowgirls: Women in the Rodeo", provides an excellent opportunity for folks to see some of R.R. Doubleday's finest work. The essay accompanying the exhibition is entertaining, informative and inclusive. Do not pass this exhibit by, it's a helluva of good ride! A solid 10 on my scorecard.

My hat's off to Chuck Rand, Karen Spilman and Jennifer Wochner. The work they do everyday is vital to understanding and preserving our culture. It would be a sad and different world were it not for their efforts.

The Dickinson Research Center serves as the library for the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The work they do there is important. I encourage you to join the Museum. Support their efforts to help us better understand the American West: a region with a history firmly entrenched in our national culture.

Photo: Ralph R. Doubleday. Negative, safety sheet film, 5"x7"
Collection: National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum

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