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A Gaucho or Cowboy
A Gaucho or Cowboy
Image TitleA Gaucho or Cowboy
Date1915-00-00
Time Period1910-1919
Description/NotesImage Description from historic lecture booklet: "H.W. Van Dyke, in his book "Through South America" gives the following description of the South American cowboy: With the cattle riders the gaucho, the cowboy of the pampas. Dressed in a smart poncho (a sort of cape, with a hole for the head to go through), and bright hued zombachos, or wide Turkish trousers, tight-fitting boots, and sombrero, and sitting astride his saddle, richly ornamented with silver, he presents a sight worth seeing. To the gaucho the Camp is indebted for its only romance and picturesqueness; he has given to its songs and tales of adventure, its tragedies and the brightness of its life. Lithe and graceful, he is a consummate horseman and rivals his Texan counterpart in feats of horsemanship and skill with the lasso. He is proud, simple-minded, and faithful in his friendships, but when aroused to anger by a slight or by deceit, he is as elemental in his vengefulness as the early types of his race who ranged the pampas during the so-called medieval period of Argentine history. Needless to say, he has contributed his quota in the wars of the republic and has furnished the inspiration for many a stirring drama in the literature of the country."
SubjectGauchos
Cowboys
Horseback riding
Geographic Subject or Location DepictedBuenos Aries, Argentina
Object TypeImage
Original FormatLantern slides
Original CollectionVisual Instruction Department Lantern Slides
Item NumberP217:Set16 037
RestrictionsPermission to use must be obtained from the OSU Archives
Full resolutionArchives50\P217_Set16_37.tif
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