Friday, May 11, 2012

Cowboy Hats In Movies and Big Bad Boy Saguaros

May 11, 2012
  One of the reasons I moved to Cave Creek is because of the amazing amount of saguaros in the area. I'm looking at no less than a dozen outside my office window as i type this. Got a few big bad boys on my property. Here's one of them:

Here's a photo I found this morning that I find very interesting. This is a clothing store in Black Hawk, Colorado, near Central City, and advertised as the "richest square mile on earth" in its day. The photo was take in 1878, which is quite early as it relates to our conversations about the evolution of Western Wear.

Note the mannequin to the left of the doorway and the "cowboy style hat" on its head, which modern day movie-makers are so loathe to use because they're "inaccurate to the times." Hmmmmm.

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