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The Closers (Harry Bosch)

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Four Cowboys
Now here is an interesting item.

At the end of a long trail ride, four cowboys got a buzz at the local saloon and decided to commemorate the event by having their picture taken at the photographer’s studio just down the street.

Well, probably not. It seems to be a fake. But, how fake is it?

First of all, all four are wearing dress ties under their bandannas. Three of them are wearing suit coats all tucked in under their gun belts and chaps. The one on the left even has a kerchief peeking out of his breast pocket.

The one on the far right seems to be wearing a horizontal stripe pattern narrow tie or maybe that’s just the narrow end of the tie showing, the wide half being tucked up under that big bandanna. Second-from-right has his collar unbuttoned and his diagonal stripe tie loosened at the neck. Second-from-left has his collar buttoned and his tie up tight. Left-end wears a solid color wide tie. They all seem to be tied in Four In Hand or perhaps very tight Windsor knots. So when was it fashionable to wear both narrow ties and wide, patterned and solid?

Their hats are all too big. They rest on their ears. Second-from-right has his pushed well back on his head. The other three have the front brim turned up to put light on their faces for the camera. These hats are probably photographer’s props.

Dusty cattle trail riders? No, probably not. Here are four young men at a county or state fair getting their picture taken at the photo booth with fake cowboy costumes. That’s a more likely scenario. Their girlfriends stood off camera and teased them. Note the one on the left end is looking in a different direction than the rest. He also appears to be speaking.


According to the postcard backing, the AZO design in the upper right hand corner indicates it was printed between 1904 and 1918. For the moment, let’s say it is not a counterfeit backing to give an “authentic” edge to the fake novelty photograph on the front.

The photo qualities seem true for the time period just before 1918. The face of our cowboy on the left is slightly blurred. He moved. The slow shutters of the time would have captured that movement as a slight blur. Faster film media and lenses and consequently shutters didn’t appear until a little later.

The eyes of second-from-left seem very light. As we have learned, blues tended to photograph as white in early photo media, just as reds tend to appear black. Second-from-right has what appears to be leather chaps, probably brown, making his suit probably brown also since they appear to be similar gray in the photo. First on left is probably dressed in blue. Since it seems to be a joke type photo, the chaps on second from right might very well be bright red. Well, maybe not.

The black wedge in the lower right corner might indicate that the light sensitive media was not quite straight in the carrier when it was exposed. That is something that a good expensive studio photographer would not allow, nor would their customer accept. This was probably a carnival or fair or other novelty operation.

The paper stock is the right weight for the time. The yellowing, fading and wrinkles seem appropriate for the age.

With today’s technology, we know it could ALL be faked on a home desktop computer and printer. For paper you could use the blank flyleaf pages of old law books or catalogs. Without the use of a very technical lab to test the chemical composition of the emulsion on the front or the ink on the reverse, it would be hard to tell if it was printed yesterday or really nearly a hundred years ago. And what junk store shopper is going to go to all that trouble? An enterprising junk dealer could whip up a few of these to shuffle among a few real ones and maybe peddle them for four or six dollars each. The good sellers could be printed over and over.

What do you think?

By anyjazz65 on 2007-09-21 00:00:00

Обсуждение: 16 коммент.
  1. anyjazz65 says:

    william christopher comparison
    He looks a lot like more than one of the MASH cast but this one gets my vote.

  2. J.Hutchison-King says:

    That’s amazing! I was searching for photo postcards because I was doing a research paper on one that I own. This is a great photo! Thanks for sharing.

  3. del's1 says:

    Nice riddle as always,,I was looking at the hair styles appears quite long for the period..but only a very small point

  4. 2namod says:

    Coming in a bit late…. and pardon me if I am totally off….

    Aren’t these all women in drag? If you look at it full-sized, their wrists, lack of arm-hair, lack of any facial hair, and frumpy oversized clothes sort of point to that, don’t they? Plus, I think I see chest bumps…..;)

  5. k.webb says:

    this is cool!
    thanks for sharing these awesome images,

  6. anyjazz65 says:

    Actually it was cheap. But it got me to thinking about how easy it would be for someone to fake with today’s tools.

    The left handed holster! I didn’t notice that! Good one!

    From M*A*S*H…the one who played the priest? or Hawkeye? Hm. Looks like both of them…

  7. meagain625 says:

    I also like that the holster the man 2nd from right is backwards, for him holding that gun in his right hand. It’s a lefty holster. I like it all, though. Especially the looks on their faces. 2nd from left reminds me of that guy from MASH. I can’t remember his name.
    This is a fun one, though. Doesn’t really matter to me when it came about. Of course, I didn’t pay for the postcard 🙂

  8. anyjazz65 says:

    [//www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] : Thanks! You are probably right. We have about decided that it is one of those novelty photo booth places you often see in touristy places. They have a stock of costumes and props and shoot portraits of one or a group all dressed up. There are three sport or suit coats and at least three neckties. Chaps and gun belts are just pulled on over their street clothes.

    This photograph has been visited almost 42 thousand times.

  9. anyjazz65 says:

    Two years later, this photograph has been visited 87 thousand times.

  10. anyjazz65 says:

    You’re right! If one were indeed setting out to make a counterfeit "antique" post card, a little more attention to detail would probably be in the thought process.

    I am leaning toward four guys out with their dates (hence the dress clothes) making the photo at a street fair or carnival photobooth where the costumes were part of the fee. I would have like to have found the photo the girls made.

  11. anyjazz65 says:

    Thanks for your comment. This old photo has been visited more than 4,000 times at this date.

  12. anyjazz65 says:

    Some old photographs just beg for examination. I am not sure about the hair either.

  13. annette62 says:

    more radar than hawkeye possibly…

  14. J.Hutchison-King says:

    No way these are women! First of all, size of the hands – large, but also thick. Shoulder width – much wider than women’s. Chin width comparative to the rest of the face – much too wide. Unless these are four VERY masculine women… all men.

    Their clothes are all clean and there’s an interesting watercolor-ish backdrop. I’m no historian but most trail men’s clothes were covered in dust even on Sundays.

  15. anyjazz65 says:

    Could be I suppose. That would mean that they wore men’s clothing under the "western" costuming. It could happen!

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