June 4, 2009

“Shepherd with his horse and dog on Gravelly Range, Madison County, Montana,” August, 1942.

The library of congress owns millions of photographs taken through the years. This was taken in 1942, in color, a fairly rare process in those days. What strikes me is the testosterone quotient is overflowing. This could have been the first Marlboro man, it certainly tweaks all the masculine buttons. A love of the outdoors, man against nature, companionship of man and horse and/or dog in the open air. This could have been the inspiration of countless westerns/cowboy movies or just down the road a bit, television cowboys. Because he actually was a shepherd, the horse and dog would definitely have been partners in that business.


Anonymous said...

huba huba! =)

Anonymous said...

Whoops, bad spelling, I meant HUBBA HUBBA! =)nockwor