Charles Earl Bowles (b. 1829; d.after 1888), better known as Black Bart, was an English-born American Old West outlaw noted for the poetic messages he left behind after two of his robberies. Called Charley by his friends, he was also known as Charles Bolton, C.E. Bolton and Black Bart the Poet. Considered a gentleman bandit, he was one of the most notorious stagecoach robbers to operate in and around Northern California and southern Oregon during the 1870s and 1880s.
A wonderfully expressive tintype portrait of a rough Cowboy chomping on his cigar, featuring a nickel-plated Colt Single Action Army and holster rig. Description from pinterest.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images
Adah Isaacs Menken, also known as Ada Bertha Théodore and Ada C. McCord (June 15, 1835 – August 10, 1868), was an American actress, painter and poet, the highest earning actress of her time. She was best known for her performance in the melodrama Mazeppa, with a climax that featured her apparently nude and riding a horse on stage.
COWBOYS of the old LS ranch - "settling the dust" ... drinking at the Equity Bar in Old Tascosa, 1907. Tascosa was called the cowboy capital of the Texas Panhandle and the hardest place on the frontier. As well as being the center of ranching activity in the Panhandle, Tascosa became the last best hiding place in Texas for killers on the run, horse thieves, tinhorn gamblers, hair-trigger shootists or anyone else with a past he wanted to get away from.