THE OLD WEST
INDUSTRY COMES WEST
The Old West / Social Activities / Jokes
Caption on front reads, "Bold Hunters Heavens! a grizzly bear -" Artist
signed painting, "CMR [buffalo skull] 1907" Sender dated card, "Dec. 13 19-8" Attribution reads, "Published by W. T. Ridgley Calendar Co, Great Falls, Mont"
The 'mock message' on the front of this card reads, "I find cow-boys a
social set, at one of their 'gatherings' I was invited to dance."
Caption reads, "Dance! you short-horn dance!" Artist signed painting, "CMR [buffalo skull] 1907" Postmarked Nov. 2, 1907. Attribution reads "Published by W. T. Ridgley Calendar Co., Great Falls, Mont."
Artist signed painting, "CMR [buffalo skull] 1907"
The 'mock message' on the left postcard reads, "The cow-boys were very kind - lending me what they called a ladys saddle horse. I found the animal rather rough but you know riding is splendid exercise and
that is what the Dr. advised" The front caption reads "Stay with him!"
Postmarked June 21, 1917. Reverse reads, "Chas. M. Russell Post Card
W. T. Ridgley Calendar Co., Pub., Great Falls Mont" Stamped on back,
presumably by the post office is "Do your bit! Buy A Liberty Loan
Bo[nd] Inquire at any bank or post offi[ce]"
Caption reads, "Dudes" with "© 1952 - Trail's End Pub. Co. Inc." Artist signed, "CM Russell [buffalo skull] 1915"
Reverse of left postcard reads, "Charles M. Russell (1864-1926), Montana's famous Cowboy
Artist, was the foremost interpreter of the life of the cowboy and
Indian of the early West. He lived among the Indians and was a cowboy
in the open range days before the coming of the railroad. This
reproduction direct from the original by C. M. Russell - fully protected
by copyright." and "Trail's End Post Card Trail's End Pub. Co. Inc.,
725 Michigan Blvd., Pasadena 10, California" Never mailed.