Much of early Americana has been destroyed and lost forever. The negatives from which these photographs were made nearly metthe same fate. Had this happened, this pictorial record of the cattle industry on the open range around the turn of the century would have been lost.These photographs by frontier photographer Frank Sherman remained untouched in the attic of his
Lebanon, Oregon Historical
Society in Portland. Now at last this treasure of history is availableto the public. The images of cowboy life givenew insights into this romantic period of American history.
“…this is a grand book on early day cowboys, maybe the best ever published.” Sandra Dallas, Denver Post