[Sleeping Cowboy]

[Sleeping Cowboy]

Date: October 14, 1979
Creator: unknown
Description: A photograph of a man sleeping on a bed with a straw cowboy hat on his face. His shirt states, "March on Washington October 14, 1979." Individual is possibly part of the Texas group traveling to the 1979 March on Washington.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
What's Going On? (In Modern Texas Folklore)

What's Going On? (In Modern Texas Folklore)

Date: 1976
Creator: Abernethy, Francis Edward
Description: This volume of the Publications of the Texas Folklore Society contains "a collection of essays by contemporary folklorists who are writing about the customs and traditions and the songs and the stories that are going on now" (inside the front cover). The volume includes information about the folklore of cowboys, rodeos, chain letters and marijuana, as well as information about country, swing and gospel music. The index begins on page 301.
Contributing Partner: UNT Press
Cowboys Roping a Bear

Cowboys Roping a Bear

Access: Use of this item is restricted to the UNT Community.
Date: 1877
Creator: Walker, James
Description: This detail of the painting shows the roped bear at the center of the action in the painting.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Cowboys Roping a Bear

Cowboys Roping a Bear

Access: Use of this item is restricted to the UNT Community.
Date: 1877
Creator: Walker, James
Description: The painting depicts a group of cowboys twirling their lassos in an attempt to capture a bear. Two or more cowboys have already lassoed the bear that is in the center of the horizontally oriented picture. The two cowboys in the foreground are depicted in regular tones while the cowboys in the background are pale in comparison.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design