Saturday, July 13, 2013

Raise 'em high!

This might be my favorite photo from my family archives: on the left there's my dad, probably aged about 12 (which would date this photo to 1939), on the right, a man who looks every bit the real cowpoke, from his Stetson hat to his gun-belt down to his alpaca chaps. The only thing that looks a bit less than authentic here is the primitively-pained backdrop, complete with a flat-looking saddle on a flat-looking fence, with a sign that reads [I think] "Tenderfeet Rodeo." I'd guess this might have been taken at the annual Skagit County Fair.

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