Cows + Girls
Postcards from San Antonio ~ No. 12, "They Rode off into the Sunset"
Edition limited to 25 prints, $70 each. Image size: 6 1/8 x 5 1/2 inches
Couple on horseback at sunset combined with San Antonio cowgirl postcard and song: "San Antoni Antonio. She hopped upon a pony and ran away with Tony; If you see her just let me know, and I'll meet you in San Antonio." To hear an original 1907 recording of the song by Billy Martin, click here.
Postcards from San Antonio ~ No. 16, "Stuffed and Still Standing a Century Later"
Edition limited to 25 prints, $70 each. Image size: 7 5/8 x 4 7/8 inches
Early 1900s' postcard with imprinted copy: "Jeronimo. The Worlds Famous Texas long horn Steer, with 9 feet 6 inches from tip to tip and raised near San Antonio, Texas." Combined with photo of Old Tex stuffed at the Buckhorn. Script: "Tired of the county fair circuit, Jeronimo yearned to join Old Tex at Albert's Buckhorn Saloon."
Postcards from San Antonio ~ No. 17, "She rolled his feed up in flour tortillas."
Edition limited to 25 prints, $70 each. Image size: 8 1/8 x 5 1/8 inches
Stickers and stamp from Chicago's 1933 "Century of Progress." Owner of Lone Star, Miss Jeanne Maulsby of 129 E. Mulberry in San Antonio, offered a "$500.00 reward for proof of a living cow as large in every way as Lone Star." Lone Star was billed as "The largest living cow on earth....Weight over 2800 lbs, stands 73 in. high, nose to tip of tail 15 ft. 1 in...."
"Cowboy Blues: She broke my heart...and I miss her rabbit stew."
Edition limited to 25 prints, $75 each. Image size: 8 x 10 inches
This "San Antonio Song" won't go away. This collage uses the cover of original sheet music by Harry Williams and Egbert VanAlstyne, which was copyrighted in 1907. Part of the musical score - "San An-to ni An-to-ni-o. She hopped up on a pony and ran away with Tony" - serves as a backdrop for the "gal" who got away, pictured here as a huntress. To hear an original 1907 recording of the song by Billy Martin, click here, and to learn more about the song visit Gayle's blog.
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