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A Gaucho or Cowboy
A Gaucho or Cowboy
Image TitleA Gaucho or Cowboy
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."
Horseback riding
Geographic Subject or Location DepictedBuenos Aires, 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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