Long a subject of dime novels, the cowboy receives artistic treatment in author Owen Wister’s The Virginian.
Frederic Remington paints The Cowboy.
1905-1912Erwin E. Smith travels during summers to different ranges in Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona, where he works as a cowhand and photographer.
1910John Lomax, ballad and folk song collector, publishes Cowboy Songs and Other Frontier Ballads.
1912Zane Grey publishes his popular work Riders of the Purple Sage.