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Catalog Number X1952.01.07
Object Name Painting
Artist Russell, Charles M. (1864-1926)
Dimensions H-25 W-49 inches
Medium Oil on canvas
Date 1913
Notes Because free-range cattle drifted for miles and mingled with stock owned by other outfits, roundups-held twice a year-were hallmarks of the open-range cattle industry. Each spring and fall, animals that had been allowed to roam communally were gathered together and separated by brand; calves born since the last roundup were marked with their mothers' brand. Following the spring gathering, the cattle were trailed to summer pasture, and in the fall those animals ready for sale were driven to railheads and shipped to market. The work was hard and could last for several weeks.
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