Saturday, April 7, 2012

Western writer inspiration, no. 31

Here is this week's omnibus of #westernwriter inspirations posted each day at twitter, where you can follow me @rdscheer if your attention is not already overloaded. As usual, click the pic to enlarge.

Santa Barbara Mission, California, 1876
Rio Grande, near Pole Creek, Hinsdale County, Colorado, 1874
No. 8. Roundhouse at Armstrong, Kansas, 1873
Camp Halleck, Nevada, 1872; photographer, Timothy H. O’Sullivan
Barracks, Fort Wingate, New Mexico, 1873; photo by Timothy H. O’Sullivan
Camp of Iron Sack, head chief of the Kiowa-Apaches, Indian Territory, 1873
Deadwood, Dakota Territory, 1876

Photo credits: Wikimedia Commons
"No. 8 Roundhouse," courtesy of Southern Methodist University, Central University Libraries, DeGolyer Library

Coming up: Spencer Tracy, The Sea of Grass (1947)


  1. I tell you, the people who did Red Dead Redemption must have paid attention to photos like these. Some of these images are dead on with the game.

    1. I've seen the promo vid online. It looked like someone had done some research.

  2. Lovely b&w photos. I should know the name of the edifice the trains come out of from Thomas the Train. Roundhouse?

  3. I liked the Roundhouse at Armstrong, Kansas, picture. The engines look as if they're about to race. Such old photographs — another world altogether.