The lot features an excellent collection of ten original real photograph postcards from renowned rodeo cowboy photographer, Ralph Russell Doubleday. Ralph Russell Doubleday was a prominent rodeo photographer from 1910-1952. He was born on July 4, 1881, in Jackson County, Iowa, and after his family moved to Sycamore, Illinois, in 1900, he became interested in photographing local events. In August 1910, he traveled to the Cheyenne Frontier Days in Cheyenne, Wyoming, and photographed his first rodeo. He captured Gus Nylen being thrown from bucking horse Teddy Roosevelt, and that image is considered to be the first shot of a man being thrown from a horse at a rodeo. Due to the success of selling prints and postcards of his photographs, Doubleday decided to make a career from rodeo photography. He shot his last event in 1952, and died on June 30, 1958. The collection includes ten (10) original photograph postcards. The collection includes: Sweden Taking Heaper With Floyd Stillings Cheyenne, Jimmie Richardson Jumping Spoke, Jimmie Richardson Doing One Foot Stand, Cowgirls Trick Rid'in Wichita Falls S Texas 1921, Ed Bowman Trick Riding Livingston (Montana) Roundup, Bernice Dean Trick Riding Sheridan Wyoming Rodeo, Peggy Murray Doing Slick Stand, Rose Smith Trick Riding, Pancho Villa Tossed by Braman Bull E Ranch Rodeo, and Don McLaughlin 6 Years Old and Gene 4. Each measures 3.5"x5.5".
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