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This black and white photographic postcard features cowboys branding cattle. A man on the left has a cow tied with rope and is wrestling it to the ground. Five men surround a cow that is on the ground. The man in the foreground is branding the cow with a branding iron. A herd of cattle are in the background. Written text is at the bottom of the card. Handwriting is on the back of the card. (Note indicates the photo was taken by Liberal, Kansas photographer Hal Reid.)
4"x 5" photographic postcard
Deerfield (Kan.), Kearny County (Kan.), Bushton (Kan.), Rice County (Kan.), Correspondence, Frontier & pioneer life, Ranchers, Cattle branding, Cowboys, Roping
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Weihe, Ella Toews and Weihe, L. E., "Postcard: #30 Branding Calves on the Plains" (1911). Tim Johnson Postcard Collection. 1343.
#30 Branding on the Plains Thursday morning and we certainly are having cold weather here. Also snow all we care for. Have been riding the broncos? My Aunt and I wanted to drive over to Lakin yesterday, but it was to(sic) cold. Spent my day around the stove most of the time. Ella Mr. L. E. Weihe. Bushton Kans.