cowboys unique life-style inspired tools, clothing, amusements,
advertising, and more which are avidly sought by collectors today.
They are presented here with over 1000 color photographs identified
in text and captions. Each section of this beautiful new second
edition is more complete and has better examples than earlier books
devoted to each subject. In Cowboy Culture, these items are inspected
in their many variations. Here are exquisite spurs, saddles, gambling
tools, photography, guns, holsters, bits, chaps, gloves, boots,
hats, badges, and knives. Objects related to Wild West shows-which
popularized the myths and accomplishments of cowboys to town dwellers
who fantasized life on the open range-are also included. That same
fantasy endures to this day as people all over the world who today
dream of being a cowboy.