Amon Carter print details

A Dash for Liberty

Erwin E. Smith (1886-1947)

Object Details

  • Date

    1908, printed ca. 1930

  • Object Type


  • Medium

    Gelatin silver print

  • Dimensions

    Image: 13 x 17 1/2 in.
    Sheet: 14 x 18 in.

  • Inscriptions

    print recto:

    u.r. in graphite: ll0 screen \ over all \ ruled" "I-----7-----I

    u.l. in ink: 'A dash for liberty' (Fielen)

    print verso:

    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]

  • Credit Line

    Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas

  • Accession Number


  • Copyright

    Public domain

Additional details

Location: Off view
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