|The L.E. Crawford Collection of papers and photographs assembled by family member Lewis E. Crawford, primarily documents cattle ranching and the Crawford family of Oklahoma Territory and Texas. It includes three short manuscripts by Lewis E. Crawford on ranching and cattle brands as well as 43 original and copy print photographs. In addition to documenting the Crawford family, the photographs illustrate cattle ranching and ranch life in No Man’s Land and the Oklahoma Territory in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Other photographs of interest include images of the cairn over a cowboy grave in the Texas Panhandle and two mining wagons hitched to an eight-horse team, photographed near Cornucopia, Nevada. Below are just a few of the photographs in the collection. Please also view the Guide to the L.E. Crawford Collection.|
Thomas Alexander Crawford portrait, circa 1890.
Lewis Crawford and his branding iron collection, circa 1945.
Thomas Alexander Crawford (L) and unidentified saddle partner, circa 1890.
YL Connected Ranch, W. C. Rynearson, mgr., 20,000 head of cattle, last great shipment of cattle, Nov. 25, 1893.
War: Bull fight on Ewing Ranch, Day County, Okla. Terr., 1900.
Mr. Rynearson working at Cornucopia, Nevada, Santa Fe Trail, 1877.
Cowboy grave on the lone prairie, Texas Panhandle, 1885.