Cowboy with a Camera: Erwin E. Smith, Cowboy Photographer

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Amon Carter Online Projects

Take your students to nineteenth-century Texas, Antarctica, the American West, and elsewhere without leaving your classroom! Visit the Amon Carter’s online teaching resources for images, information on artworks and artists, discussion questions, and classroom activities for all grade levels tied to state and national standards.

Interweaves the narrative of author Don Worcester with Erwin E. Smith's photos of cowboys taken from 1905 to 1912 to reveal "the old time cowboy as he really was, a working man on horseback." Erwin E. Smith is one of several American photographers who has donated their archives to the Amon Carter for exhibition and research. Additional information is available in the Erwin E. Smith online collection guide or the teaching guide available at Online Projects.

TRC audience: 
Elementary (K-5)
TRC subject: 
20th Century (1900-1945)
Art of the West
Texas History
TRC format: