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There's so little information that I could find about this series of photos (circa the 1950s I think) other than the photographer is N.R. Farbman and they were taken for LIFE. I don't think the story ever ran, but I'm dying to find out where these girls were. Looks like a helluva trip, that's for sure.









14 comments:

Anonymous said...

SO B E A U T I F U L !!
I just wanna be a cowgirl. Then.

Aja Lake | the gold hat. said...

Now that is how you camp.

Tassels and Ties said...

There's is so much spirit in these photos. These lady are too cool!

Anonymous said...

Very 'even cowgirls get the blues'!

Anonymous said...

So amazing! That landscape to be Northern California.

Lizzie said...

@Anon

I think it may be Fresno or somewhere in N. California as well.

Lauren Blass said...

Is there somewhere I could buy these prints? I couldn't find them in the LIFE photo archives online.

L.P. said...

Wow, these are great. Nice sleuthing job finding these!

ashley said...

The photographer is actually N. R. Farbman according to this blog:

http://lengthxwit.blogspot.com/2011/04/cowgirl-roundup.html

...her post is also titled "Cowgirl Roundup".

Lizzie said...

@Ashley

Thanks! Made the change on the photographer credit. The series is called "Cowgirl Roundup" from LIFE, but there isn't much info beyond that.

@Lauren

I'm not so sure you can. I looked through the Google Reader archive to find them in the archives and I didn't see them anywhere, so I'm not sure they were printed and not all images are available for purchase. I wish I could buy them too!

Kerri said...

I Love these Cowgirls! Where do I sign up?? Totally looks like Cali.

Kristel said...

100% NorCal. Gorgeous!

Michelle Erba said...

It reminds me of the novel Even Cowgirls Get the Blues by Tom Robbins!

Makayla Charleston said...

Awesome photography……..the only thing I don’t like about them is that I didn’t shoot them.
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