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Cowboy family from the 50s or early 60s.

I love this picture of a family with great big smiles!  I wonder whether this is their farm and their horse, or maybe they were city folk who wanted their family picture done on the farm.  I tend to believe the former because a picture on a dude ranch or friend's ranch would probably be with more obviously western clothing accessories and background. Forget the polo shirt!   I bought the picture on Ebay and have no information on the family or where this was found or taken.  Of course, if anyone recognizes them, please let me know!  I'm not familiar with the trees in the background.  Perhaps someone can tell me what they are and they will be a clue to the location.

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Lisa said…
I didn't know there was anyone else out there like me who love these old photos -- especially of big families! These are just wonderful! I could spend all day here enjoying. Thanks for sharing your collection. :)
Martha Tsihlas said…
I stumbled into your site. Very interesting, I love the old fashioned photos.
THe photo with the horse, seems like the trees are Palm trees, perhaps in California? or somewhere in the Southwest, USA.
Thanks for sharing!
Natalia said…
Thank you both for your comments!

Lisa, how nice it is to find a "kindred spirit!" I don't know anyone who like exactly these like I do so thank you! I hope you keep checking in.

Martha, I see you are in Texas, so perhaps you recognize the trees specifically. I will take your word as that of any expert :)
Suzanne Cherry said…
Those are palm trees in the background - they are likely in Southern California somewhere, although there are palm trees here in Arizona, too. They are not indigenous to either place, but became popular imports from the Pacific islands sometime in the early 20th Century.

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