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1902

Long a subject of dime novels, the cowboy receives artistic treatment in author Owen Wister’s The Virginian.

Frederic Remington paints The Cowboy.

1905-1912
Erwin E. Smith travels during summers to different ranges in Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona, where he works as a cowhand and photographer.
1910
John Lomax, ballad and folk song collector, publishes Cowboy Songs and Other Frontier Ballads.
1912
Zane Grey publishes his popular work Riders of the Purple Sage.

Frederic Remington (1861–1909)
The Cowboy, 1902
Oil on canvas
Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, Texas
1961.382
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