Saturday, December 17, 2011

Western writer inspiration, no. 16

Here is this week's omnibus of #westernwriter inspirations posted each day at twitter [click to enlarge]. If you are on twitter, you can follow me @rdscheer.

J. M. Hall & Co. Store, Tulsa, Indian Territory (Oklahoma), 1890
Oklahoma City, Main and Broadway, Harper's Weekly, April 1892
Railway and wooded hills, Wyoming, John C. H. Grabill, 1890
Band of Sioux Indians, Cheyenne River, South Dakota, August 1890
Laredo, Texas, 1892
Oklahoma land rush, September 16, 1893
Anglers, Yellowstone Park, Wyoming, 1897

Photo credits: Wikimedia Commons

Coming up: Tom Mix, Just Tony (1922)


  1. Lots of fish there! In that bottom one. I could do some fishing.

  2. Remarkable amount of detail in that Harper's Weekly illustration.

    Guess those anglers didn't have to worry about bringing in more than their limit in those days. ("Limit? WHAT limit?")

    Looking forward to your JUST TONY entry. It's one of the few Tom Mix films I've seen.

  3. Charles, amazing photo; what a time when game was so plentiful and no one had heard of endangered species.

    Duane, JUST TONY is coming and SKY HIGH after that, both 1922. They're streamable at amazon.

  4. I wish I'd had that kind of luck at Yellowstone, but we did catch enough for breakfast one morning.

  5. This pics are amazing. It's a pleasure to visit you. I learn a lot about American Western Literature in your blog.