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Ezra Meeker 1830-1928 Mountain man, Trapper, Guide, Before his death in 1928, just a few days shy of his 98th birthday, Ezra Meeker had not only walked the Oregon Trail several times, he'd ridden along it in an automobile and aboard a train, and flown over it in an airplane: he'd come a long way, and for many his story symbolized the opportunities that had been available on the frontier.
Wild Ben Raymond, who worked as a mine guard, posed for his photograph in Leadville, Colorado, holding a First Model open top Merwin Hulbert Frontier Army revolver. Although the arm is believed to have been a photographer’s prop, it nonetheless shows the Merwin’s presence in the Wild West. – Courtesy Robert G. McCubbin Collection – True West Magazine
"Old West Cowboy" photos with supporting text, part 3
Cowboy with a Colt Single Action Army Pistol - ca.1875-1890. A wonderfully expressive tintype portrait of a rough Cowboy chomping on his cigar, featuring a nickel-plated Colt Single Action Army pistol and holster rig. A great original tintype image of an iconic Western cowboy.