A Dash for Liberty
1908, printed ca. 1930
Gelatin silver print
Image: 13 x 17 1/2 in.
Sheet: 14 x 18 in.
u.r. in graphite: ll0 screen \ over all \ ruled" "I-----7-----I
u.l. in ink: 'A dash for liberty' (Fielen)
u.c. in graphite: The L.S. Roundup. \ copyright by Erwin E. Smith \ Bonham, Texas
l.l. stamp: Copyright by Erwin E. Smith \ Bonham, Texas.
l.c. in graphite: A calf sometimes makes a dash for liberty \ The cowboy is 'shoving' the calf back into \ the herd \ The L.S. is a famous old Texas brand and is now owned by T.C. Herring. It was \ one of the first outfits in the southwest to \ start breeding up the native range stock. \ To-day its cattle are considered the best \ and the ranch remains practically as \ it was in the early days. \ The ranch headquarters is two miles from \ the famous old cow-town Tascosa, Texas \ where 'Billy-the-Kid made his headquarters \ when the Texas Rangers were not around. [passage crossed out]
l.r. in graphite: 3 x 8 \ H33894-7-6
u.r. in graphite: 40 [encircled]
Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas