Friday the 13th and a few more days to enjoy the freedom of this summer before it's back to the classroom. I'm usually pretty verbose in this blog, but today is mostly pictures. These are from a set of postcards sent to my grandfather about 100 years ago. They are one of two things I have from him (the other is a mustache brush), and they came to him from a cousin, when he was still a young man.
The folder around the cards says, "Greetings from Pendleton, Oregon." There is a one-cent stamp on it, but the postmark is too blurred to read. I'm fond of these old illustrations of cowboy life from the Old West. I've been putting up a different one every week on the sidebar of this page. Today I'm showing most of the rest of them.
The artist is known to me only as F. W. Schultz. I've been unable to find out any more about him or her. They are all dated 1907, which by chance falls in the period of western fiction I'm currently studying. [As usual, click to see them larger. Enjoy.]
Coming up: Review of Mark Lee Gardner's To Hell on a Fast Horse and Sam Peckinpah's Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid