A Bad Sign, Matador Ranch, Texas
Gelatin silver print
Image: 4 13/16 x 3 13/16 in.
Sheet: 5 1/16 x 4 1/16 in.
Mount: 10 3/8 x 7 in.
c. in graphite: 48295
l.l. stamped in purple ink: Erwin E. Smith. \ Bonham, Texas.
l.c. in graphite: S59-332
u.c. in graphite: Bad Sign: A cowpony sits [?] \ grazing upon a hill with rope \ dragging and a "double half-hitch" \ around the pommel of the saddle \ is nearly sure proof that \ evil has befallen the rider.
Erwin E. Smith Pettis Collection
Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas, Bequest of Mary Alice Pettis