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Ralph R. Doubleday: Rodeo Photographer

Ralph R. Doubleday, photographer most known for his rodeo images, is featured in this small virtual exhibit that complements the Guide to the Ralph R. Doubleday Rodeo Photographs and the traveling exhibit Doubleday's Cowgirls: Women in Rodeo. Foghorn Clancy, rodeo promoter, agent and historian, called Doubleday the "undisputed World's Champion Rodeo Photographer." Clancy wrote, "Ralph was the first rodeo photographer, and noted in his field because in those days there were not many photographers who would risk camera and film, not to mention life and limb, trying to get action pictures."

Ralph R. Doubleday with his camera, ca. 1945.
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Some of the cowgirls at Johnson's Rodeo, Harlingen, Texas, ca. 1935.
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Cowgirls Alice and Marge Greenough, ca. 1935.
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Rose Smith studio portrait, ca. 1925.
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Seven cowgirls and a mule, ca. 1925.
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Fox Hastings, Mable Strickland, and Bea Kirnan, San Antonio, Texas, ca. 1925.
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Nichols taking a spill from Stranger, Bliss, Oklahoma, 1924.
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Jim Irwin on Webfoot, Pendleton, Oregon, 1926.
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J. W. Harris on Gold Spot, Tucson, Arizona, ca. 1925.
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Chug Wilson thrown from Broken Box, Chicago, Illinois, 1926.
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Mose Patnode on Home Brew, Pendleton, Oregon, ca. 1925.
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John Thomson leaving Gold Bond, Mandan, North Dakota, ca. 1945.
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Unidentified cowboy trapped beneath bronc which has fallen on its back, ca. 1945.
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