(WEST--MONTANA.) Laton A. Huffman, photographer. The Bow Gun Boys at Dinner. Hand-colored silver print, 13 1/4 x 21 1/2, signed and captioned in ink, additionally captioned in the negative with catalog number 182; moderate edge wear with a few small chips and scuffs, creased along right edge about 1/2 inch in, reinforced along some edges on verso. Miles City, MT, circa 1902
Nine cowboys gather at a mess tent on the plains. Bow-Gun Ranch was outside of Terry, Montana, not far north of Miles City. This and the next two photographs apparently date from the period described in Huffman's July 1907 article for Scribner's Magazine, "The Last Busting at the Bow-Gun." There he described the ranch as "one of the old-time cow camps of the north country, built nearly twenty-five years back, and now sadly fallen into dilapidation and decay."
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