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Lassoing and Branding Calves in "The Old West"

Lassoing and Branding Calves in

W.A. Rogers created this illustration—“Lassoing and Branding Calves”—which appeared in the October 2, 1880 issue of Harper’s Weekly (at page 638).

This drawing, and several others which Rogers created at about the same time, resulted from the artist’s trip to the American West which he made in 1879.

By 1882, William Allen (W.A.) Rogers was known as a Western artist, but that isn't why Harper's Weekly hired him. The company needed an effective artist to replace Thomas Nast, who was best-known for his effective political cartoons.

Rogers, also, was an effective political cartoonist. After a German torpedo sank the Lusitania, in May of 1915, the U.S. Navy used one of Rogers' drawings as a recruitment poster. Its title? "Only the Navy Can Stop This."

Click on the top image for a great view.


Media Credits

Image, described above, online via the Library of Congress.

 

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