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  • Object: Chaps

    Sep 27, 2018

    I-0491a Leather chaps Texas Materials: Leather and brass studs This item is a pair of worn leather chaps given to the museum in 1995. Chaps were and still are worn by cowboys and ranchers. This type of clothing is an [...]

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  • Object: Saddle

    Sep 27, 2018

    I-0162a Saddle Mexican Material: leather Prior to the the Texas Revolution in 1835-1836, the Mexican government controlled the area now known as Texas. As a result, the earliest ranches in what is now Texas were formed by Mexican settlers. These [...]

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  • Object: Spur

    Sep 25, 2018

    Photo via: Royal Spurs I-0008b Spur Mexican Mexico Date: Unknown, likely 20th century Materials: Metal   Spurs are traditionally u-shaped, pointed devices secured around the back of a rider’s heel and used to urge on a horse. They are made [...]

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  • Object: Cattle brand

    Sep 25, 2018

    I-0008a Branding Iron Mexican Mexico Date: Unknown Material: Iron Photo via: Library of Congress: John C. Grabill Collection (LOT 3076) This hand-forged branding iron consists of the letters “L” and “S” which is believed to have been used at the [...]

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