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    Everything cowboys wore met the practical and functional requirements of their jobs. The following are the basic elements of the cowboy outfit. [Refer to the line drawing of the cowhand with his clothes (diagram) to use as a handout for students.] [See Photographer Erwin E. Smith Eating a Mid-Morning Snack [of canned tomatoes, an important item in the early day of cowboy's diet, JA Ranch, TX] (LC S6.002).]


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Erwin E. Smith (1886–1947)
Erwin E. Smith Eating a Mid-Morning Snack, 1909–10
Gelatin dry plate negative
Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, Texas
LC.S6.002
 
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