Erwin E. Smith, pictured below in his cowboy garb, is a Texas
photographer who loved capturing aspects of the American West in his
work. He began his photography career as a teenager working on cattle
ranches, and eventually teamed up with a reporter, who would feature
Smith’s photographs alongside his articles.
Smith’s photographs show everyday life on ranches, such as ranchers
guiding a herd of cattle, or men dealing with a particularly stubborn
horse as in the photo of Edwin Sanders having trouble with Puddin’ Foot.