This Erwin E. Smith Collection Guide was designed and developed by the Amon Carter Museum. The online collection was made possible through the generosity of the Erwin E. Smith Foundation. The project is ultimately indebted to the groundbreaking research by Byron Price for the publication and exhibition, Imagining the Open Range: Erwin E. Smith, Cowboy Photographer (1998) and to Kris Westerson, who wrote the teachers' guide for that exhibition.
Barbara McCandless and Barbara Maldonado compiled the text for this project. Lisa Thornton digitized and selected the images; with the help of Geoffrey Dare, she assembled the title information. The guide has been designed and implemented with the assistance of Amon Carter Museum staff members Libby Cluett, Janice Craddock, Geoffrey Dare, Lori Eklund, Will Gillham, Miriam Hermann, Christine Hull, and Steven Watson. Freelance editor Peter Keefe helped polish the work, and Richard Strittmatter facilitated the database development and integration.
Erwin E. Smith (1886–1947)
Matador Cowboys Celebrating at the Lubbock, Texas, Railroad Yard after Delivering a Shipment of Cattle, 1910
Erwin E. Smith Collection of the Library of Congress on deposit at the Amon Carter Museum