Cowboy Photographer: Erwin E Smith
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   Bar Diamond Bar
   Cross B, Tex.
   ED, Tex.
   JA, Tex.
   LS, Tex.
   LS - panoramas
   Matador, Tex.
   Matador - panoramas
   Shoe Bar, Tex.
   SMS, Tex.
   Spur, Tex.
   Three Circles, Tex.
   Turkey Track, Tex.
   Bar W, N. Mex.
   Three Block, N. Mex.
   OR Ranch, Ariz.
   Other Ranches




Ranches | Bar Diamond Bar
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When he was a schoolboy, Smith wrote a fictional story called "The Revenge of Running Horse," which tells of a band of Indians who fought the heroic cowboys of the Bar Diamond Bar Ranch. Although he did not own a ranch or any cattle, he adopted the Bar Diamond Bar brand as his own for literary purposes. Smith also used the ranch name to identify the cowboy scenes staged in some of his earliest photographs, made in the countryside around his hometown. Later, he would use the symbol as a monogram to "brand" his prints. A Boston writer, describing Smith's reputation for accuracy, termed the brand an apt metaphor for Smith—"on the level and on the square."


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