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Catalog Number X1975.01.01
Title STEEL'S RANCHS, BIG SAG CHOTEAU CO. MONTANA TERRITORY
Object Name Drawing
Artist Russell, Charles M. (1864-1926)
Dimensions H-10 W-15.5 inches
Medium Graphite/Paper
Date 1889
Notes Russell drew this sketch for Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Steel, who ranched in the "Big Sag" area near Square Butte. According to the Steels' grandson, Joseph T. Abbey, Russell stopped by the ranch one night, and "the next morning he handed this sketch to my grandmother." While the hospitality displayed by the Steels toward a passing cowboy would have been commonplace in a sparsely settled region that had no inns, Russell's ability to repay their kindness with a drawing of their ranch would have been notable.
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