The West That Was

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Much of early Americana has been destroyed and lost forever. The negatives from which these photographs were made nearly met the same fate.

Had this happened, this pictorial record of the cattle industry on the open range around the turn of the century would have been lost.

These photographs by frontier photographer Frank Sherman remained untouched in the attic of his Lebanon, Oregon home from the early 1900s until their rediscovery in 1965.

From 1976 to 1986 they were stored in the archives at the Oregon Historical Society in Portland. Now at last this treasure of history is available to the public. The images of cowboy life give new insights into this romantic period of American history.


  • Hard Cover
  • 8 1/2"X 12"
  • 184 pages
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