Tuesday, October 25, 2005
Where the Buffalo Roamed
These photos were found in my mom and dad's house after they died. I have no idea who took the pics or where they were taken, but maybe someone will have a clue. A few of them are labeled:
Top left: Garden Creek Falls
Middle: two buffalo
Right:Wyoming Prairie Dog
Middle: First Tunnel, 300 feet long,
solid black granite (and an ancient car)
Right: some sort of fountain, three men
Bottom: no label
I do love the look of these prints. They remind me of the old western movies I used to see every Saturday as a child; Gene Autry and Roy Rogers and Hopalong Cassidy at their best, riding the range in search of the cattle rustlers. Of course, they weren't driving the old jalopy seen here at the mouth of the tunnel, and they had on ten-gallon hats, not Hombergs.
I don't think you can see it well, but each print has a "frame", a series of lines, with small square symbols in each corner. That may have been the norm for printed photos back then, but it makes the photos seem more important somehow.