American Cowgirls of the 1940s

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28th Feb, 2013

This post is pretty much the result of me getting lost in the LIFE magazine archives again and coming across a bunch of mostly unpublished photographs of cowgirls that were too good not to share. These snaps are a melange of photo stories by LIFE photographers, Nina Leen, Peter Stackpole and Cornell Capa between 1947-48 at the University of Arizona Rodeo and the opening of the Flying L Ranch in Texas, which included a celebratory cowgirl fashion event.

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