Thanks to early photogs. US snapshots of the 19th century. Accuracy of text not guaranteed. Great poem at the bottom... Cowboys around the Hoodlum Wagon, Spur Ranch, Texas, 1910 Judging by the saddle style, this unidentified cowboy was working in the late 1870s or 1880s. In his holster, he carries a Colt model 1873 single action revolver with hard rubber grips, and he has looped his left arm around a Winchester model 1873 carbine in a saddle scabbard. On the back of the photo is the light pencil inscription “Indian fighter.” Snow Tunnel ~ On the Ouray and Silverton Toll Rd ~ Colorado ~ 1888 1899 Concord, Michigan "Buggy & Wagon Shop" Thankful someone took the time to photograph this type of beauty - April 1937. Buttermilk Junction, Martin County, IN. 1887 - West Center Street, Anaheim, California. Now we have Disneyland here. Moser's Guns, Banjos, and Mules at the Livery stable in East Tennessee around 1890. In 1906, a massive magnitude 7.9 earthquake ruptured the entire San Andreas Fault in Northern California. That is a huge running crack in the ground. Now they are building houses right on the line, as fast as the boards can be delivered. Hmmmm! This is what real cowboys looked like in 1887. Not as fancy as on TV, huh!