01/AR0770 Guide to the John Stryker Photography Collection John Stryker Photography Collection

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Guide to the John Stryker Photography Collection University of North Texas Special Collections Overview of the Collection John Stryker Photography Collection 1940-1973 01/AR0770 Stryker, John 1.00 University of North Texas Special Collections
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This collection is not restricted.

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John Stryker Photography Collection, University of North Texas Special Collections

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Scope and Contents

John Addison Stryker (1883-1974) was born in Rockford, Illinois on September 1st. He was a prolific photographer of rodeos, where he also worked as an announcer and a producer. Stryker and his wife moved to Fort Worth in 1940. Stryker was also a handwriting expert, graduating from the Franklin Academy and the Zanerian Art College of Penmanship where he specialized in Spencerian handwriting. He later taught classes on penmanship at the Kearney Normal School beginning in 1909. Publicity work through the school led Stryker to purchase a camera in 1919, which marked the beginning of his photography career.

This collection contains eleven color and black and white photographs by John Stryker, taken at rodeos during his days in Fort Worth. Stryker lived in Fort Worth for the remainder of his life. He specialized in captivating action photography which set the standard for the horse industry for many years. A man of many talents, Stryker was even known to ride horses at these events. In 1977, a book entitled The Rodeo of John Addison Stryker with an introduction written by Ron Tyler was published by Encino Press in Austin.

Detailed List of Contents id107943 Photo Prints id107944 1 641402 id107947 1 1 Action Photo of a Man with a Group of Horses and Riders During a Rodeo n.d. id107950 1 2 Le Vonne Sewalt Enright, Little Joe c. 1950-1959 Scope and Contents

Image is signed "Stryker" and "Fort Worth." Burwell, Nebraska is the location.

id107949 1 3 Palamino Stallion n.d. Scope and Contents

Image is signed "Stryker" and "Fort Worth."

id108293 1 4 Santa Gertrudis, Jinkens Ranch, Fort Worth n.d. Scope and Contents

Image is signed "Stryker" and "Fort Worth."

id107951 1 5 Tenderfoot n.d. Scope and Contents

Image is signed "Stryker" and "Fort Worth."

id107948 1 6 Untitled, Horse n.d. id108294 1 7 Untitled, Bull n.d. Scope and Contents

Image is signed "Stryker" and "Fort Worth."

id108297 2 641401 id108292 2 1 Charollaise, Blue Yates Ranch n.d. Scope and Contents

Image is signed "Stryker" and "Fort Worth."

id108296 2 2 Mount Rushmore n.d. id108295 2 3 Untitled, Man on a Horse n.d. Scope and Contents

Image is signed "Stryker" and "Fort Worth."

id108298 3 Untitled, 26X40 Photo with Two Horses n.d. Scope and Contents

Contains a large photo print mounted to board. Image is signed "Stryker" and "Fort Worth" in the lower right corner.