The Cook

The most indispensable member of the crew was the cook, and the chuck wagon was the center of activity. Smith devoted considerable attention to portraying the cook preparing the meals, followed by the enthusiastic arrival of the men, who were anxious to enjoy their reward for a job well done.

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Erwin E. Smith (1886–1947)
Sam Whittaker, Wagon Cook for the LS, Getting Breakfast in the Early Dawn, 1907
Nitrate negative
Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, Texas
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