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C.D. Kirkland Photographs of Cow-Boy Life
6/21/2012 - American History, Including the Civil War
Lot of 4 boudoir cards, each with C.D. Kirkland's Cheyenne, Wyoming imprint on mount recto and printed list of titles from Views of Cow-boy Life on verso. Lot includes the following titles, each written in the negative: No. 30, "Rounding Em Up"; No. 56, "General View of Round Up"; No. 64, Throwing a Calf; No. 72, Dragging Calf from the Herd

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Light, even toning to photographs and mounts; light, scattered spotting. 
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