01/AR0895 Guide to the Frank Reeves Photography Collection Frank Reeves Photography Collection Finding Aid Authors: Nicole Yatsonsky.

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2017-11-09
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Guide to the Frank Reeves Photography Collection 1904/1975 University of North Texas Special Collections Overview of the Collection Frank Reeves Photography Collection circa 1904-1975 circa 1929-1964 01/AR0895 1.00 English University of North Texas Special Collections
University of North Texas, Wilis Library 1155 Union Circle # 305190 Denton, TX, URL: http://libiow.library.unt.edu/Archon321
A collection of photograph and print works by and belonging to livestock reporter and photographer, Frank Reeves.
Administrative History:

Frank Reeves (1884-1975) was born in Kentucky in 1884 and was raised on his family's livestock farm in Texas, where he gained an interest in photography. After attending college locally, Reeves took a job with the Swenson Land and Cattle Company, owner of SMS Ranches throughout west Texas, where he stayed for 14 years and had some of his photographs published in the ranch catalog. One was even used in a Stetson Hat Company ad.

He's best well-known for his action shots and artistic framing, which all served to capture the most realistic snapshot of ranch life possible. Reeves had several other ranch jobs after leaving the SMS Ranch and wrote for the Dallas News during his time in California. He became a livestock reporter for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram when he returned to Texas in 1929, where he remained working and taking photographs until his death in 1975 at age 90.

Administrative Information Acquisition Information:

Purchase.

Accruals:

2017-059

Conditions Governing Use:

Reprpduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Special Collections department. Copyright restrictions may apply.

Conditions Governing Access:

This collection is not restricted.

Preferred Citation:

Frank Reeves Photography Collection, University of North Texas Special Collections

Related Materials:

Erwin E. Smith Photography Collection

Lorene Jackson Western Art and Illustration Collection

Physical Characteristics or Technical Requirements:

This collection is stored off-site and requires a minimum of 24 hours notice prior to use.

Arrangement of Materials:

This collection is arranged by type of material and then by subject.

Scope and Contents

Collection of photographs by livestock reporter and photographer, Frank Reeves. His photos depict ranch life in the early 1900s of the American West, from cowboys and cattle to daily life on the range. His press pass from the 1939 World's Fair in San Francisco is also included. The collection's inclusive and bulk dates are approximate.

Detailed List of Contents id191449 Photographs id195001 1 702863 id191452 Working on the Range id194919 [Ranchers tend to a cow in a corral] undated Scope and Contents

Several ranchers hold down a cow in a corral. A man with a bucket stands nearby. A ranch hand rides a horses along the fence.

id194922 [Ranch hands release cattle from their pen] undated Scope and Contents

A few ranch hands release cattle from their pen. A group of ranch hands sit along the fence in the background right.

id194924 [Cowboys proding cattle up a ramp into a train car] undated Scope and Contents

Several cowboys prod cattle up a wooden ramp into a train car.

id194925 [Cattle herd through a ramp into a train car] undated Scope and Contents

Two men help cattle herd onto a train car via a wooden ramp.

id194926 [Ranchers watch cattle run into their pen] undated Scope and Contents

A few ranchers watch as they let cattle run into their pen. One sits on the fence; a few others stand behind it on the right.

id194928 [Ranch hands brand a cow in a field] undated Scope and Contents

A group of ranch hands work together to brand a cow in a field.

id194929 [Several ranch hands wrestle down a cow] undated Scope and Contents

A team of ranch hands wrestle down a cow, holding onto its legs.

id194931 [Ranch hands gather to brand cattle] undated Scope and Contents

Several ranch hands brand cattle in a field as others watch. In the distance, cowboys keep an eye on the herd.

id194932 [Ranch hands saddle a horse] undated Scope and Contents

Ranch hands work together to saddle a horse, while one looks on.

id194934 [Cowboys tend to a saddled horse] undated Scope and Contents

A few cowboys work with a saddled horses, while a few horses stand in the background.

id194935 [Several ranch hands reign in the horses] undated Scope and Contents

A group of ranch hands on foot and horseback work to reign in the team of horses.

id194936 [Ranchers pull horses along] undated Scope and Contents

Several ranchers, most on horseback, pull a team of horses along with rope.

id194937 [A cowboy watches over a heard of cattle] undated Scope and Contents

A cowboy on horseback watches over a herd of cattle.

id194939 [Ranch hands ride with the herd] undated Scope and Contents

A few ranch hands ride on horseback along a herd of cattle. A windmill stands in the distance.

id194941 [Stray cattle break away from the herd] undated Scope and Contents

Cowboys watch as a few stray cattle break away from the herd.

id194943 [A cowboy chases down stray cattle] undated Scope and Contents

A cowboy on horseback chases down stray cattle along the range.

id194944 [Three horses graze in a field in front of cattle] undated Scope and Contents

A few horses graze in a field. A ranch hand and herd of cattle stand behind them farther back.

id194945 [Horses pull two wagons across ranch land] undated Scope and Contents

Two wagons are pulled by horses across the range, as cattle gather beside a drinking spot in the background.

id194947 [Ranch hands watch over cattle near a watering hole at Spring Mountain Ranch, Meridian] undated Scope and Contents

Cattle stop for a drink as ranch hands look on at Spring Mountain Ranch, Meridian, Texas.

id194949 [A ranch hand keeps an eye on grazing cattle] undated Scope and Contents

A ranch hand watches over grazing cattle as they stop near a watering hole.

id191453 Roping id193720 [Cowboys roping a group of horses together] undated Scope and Contents

A couple of cowboys corral a group of horses with rope on the range.

id193721 [Ranch hands holding rope beside a team of horses] undated Scope and Contents

A group of ranch hands each hold a lasso of rope as they stand beside a team of horses.

id193722 [Ranch hand on horseback pulling a roped calf] undated Scope and Contents

A cowboy pulls a roped calf behind his horse as he crosses the range. Another cowboy on horseback stands guard over a herd of cattle in the background.

id193723 [Cowboy showing off his roping skills] undated Scope and Contents

A cowboy shows off his roping skills around himself.

id193724 [Cowboy roping a stray calf] undated Scope and Contents

A cowboy ropes off a calf that has strayed from the herd, which crosses the range in the background.

id193725 [Two cowboys on horseback roping a calf] undated Scope and Contents

A calf in a corral is roped by two cowboys on horseback while another stands watch next to the fence.

id193726 [Ranch hands roping a calf] undated Scope and Contents

A group of ranch hands help subdue a calf, as a cowboy on horseback prepares to rope it.

id193727 [Ranch hands roping and unsaddling horses] undated Scope and Contents

Several ranch hands gather their ropes and unsaddle horses inside the corral.

id191454 Riding id194904 [Cowboy bucking a horse in a field] undated Scope and Contents

A cowboy rides a bucking horse in a field as two men and a horse look on behind him.

id194905 [Four men gather to take a picture of a cowboy] undated Scope and Contents

Four men gather to take a picture of a cowboy riding a horse down a hill.

id194906 [A man speaks to another on horseback] undated Scope and Contents

Two men speak in a field. One is on horseback; the other stands to the side. Other cowboys and a cattle herd can be seen faintly in the distance.

id194907 [Cowboys ride across a field] undated Scope and Contents

A group of cowboys ride on horseback across a field. Blankets lie on the ground in front.

id194908 [Group of cowboys ride up on horseback] undated Scope and Contents

A group of cowboys ride forward, leaving dust in their wake. Others attend to cattle in the back right.

id194909 [Four cowboys with lassos on horses] undated Scope and Contents

Four cowboys sit on their horses beside a corral. Their wound lassos sit prominent at their side.

id194910 [Cowboy on a rearing horse] undated Scope and Contents

A cowboy rears back on his horse inside a corral.

id194911 [Cowboys on horseback watch another on a bucking horse] undated Scope and Contents

A pair of cowboys watch another on a bucking horse. Another stands to the side attending his horse. Other horses mill about in the background.

id191455 Life on the Range id194951 [Ranch hands work around the chuck wagon] undated Scope and Contents

A pair of ranch hands busy themselves by the chuck wagon, its contents spread out around it.

id194952 [Men use buckets to clean themselves up] undated Scope and Contents

Several men clean themselves up with buckets of water near the chuck wagon.

id194953 [Cowboy dance at Spur Ranch] 1918 Scope and Contents

Cowboys and ladies dance to live music at Spur Ranch, Texas. Two men play the guitar and fiddle on the left. A sheet makes up the dance floor. Several people look on from the fringes.

id194955 [Two uncovered chuck wagons sit together] undated Scope and Contents

Two chuck wagons sit uncovered in a field. A few buckets and sheets litter the ground around them. A man stands beside the one in the rear and a structure can be seen in the distance.

id194956 [Men and women gather to eat on the range] undated Scope and Contents

A group of men and women eat together beneath a tarp on the range.

id194958 [Ranch hands stop for a smoke break] undated Scope and Contents

Five ranch hands gather in a corral to have a smoke break.

id194959 [Cowboys rest under a tarp beside the chuck wagon] undated Scope and Contents

A ranch hand cleans up buckets underneath a tarp, as a group of men sit beside the uncovered chuck wagon in the back.

id194960 [Men at camp prep for their day] undated Scope and Contents

A few men get ready for their day at the chuck wagon. Another bends over a bucket to the right. The making of camp--two tents and a covered chuck wagon--can be seen on either side behind them.

id194961 [Cowboys gather for a meal on the range] undated Scope and Contents

Cowboys gather to eat beside an uncovered chuck wagon. A tarp covers some of them, while others sit in the sun.

id194962 [Men take a break beside the chuck wagon] undated Scope and Contents

A man in an apron looks to the camera, as a few others take a break beside the uncovered chuck wagon. A box near a wheel reads, "Crisco."

id194963 [Women and a man pose in front of a tent] undated Scope and Contents

Four women and a man pose for a picture in front of a tent. A chuck wagon sits in the back right.

id194964 [Ranch hands stop at a fence for a chat] undated Scope and Contents

A ranch hand smoking a pipe stop to talk to two men sitting on a corral fence. Cattle can be seen in the pen behind them.

id194965 [Men rest under the shade of a tarp] undated Scope and Contents

Two tents stand prominent on the right, as a group of men rest beneath the shade of a tarp. The uncovered chuck wagon sits to their left. Trees make up the background landscape.

id194966 [A man stands beside the chuck wagon] undated Scope and Contents

A man towels off at the rear of an uncovered chuck wagon. Various pots and pans and other supplies rest atop it.

id194967 [A cowboy cleans dishes on the back of the chuck wagon] undated Scope and Contents

A cowboy cleans bowls at the back of the chuck wagon. Various buckets sit about the ground around him. A tent can be seen in the back left.

id194968 [Men relax at camp] undated Scope and Contents

Several men take a break at camp, playing with an instrument. Two men stand in the background near the chuck wagon. Another can be seen off the right. Two tents stand in the back left.

id194969 [Cowboys take a break at camp] undated Scope and Contents

A variant shot of Item #52, the same men listen to an instrument in front, while two men work at the chuck wagon behind them. A covered chuck wagon sits to the right, while two tents stand off to the left.

id191457 Miscellaneous id193715 [Penned cattle] undated Scope and Contents

Dozens of cattle are penned together in a corral.

id193716 [Cattle grazing beside a tree] undated Scope and Contents

A small group of cattle gather in the shade of some trees.

id193717 [Cattle grazing around a windmill] undated Scope and Contents

A group of cattle graze near a watering hole. A windmill stands tall in the center surrounded by sparse trees.

id193718 [Cattle grazing by water] undated Scope and Contents

A large herd of cattle grazes on the open range near a watering hole.

id193719 United States Post Office building undated Scope and Contents

Photograph of the front facade of a United States Post Office building. A few trees line the front. Other buildings can be seen in the background on either side.

id191450 Printings id195002 1 702863 id191460 Press Building pass for Treasure Island 1939 Scope and Contents

Press Building pass from the 1939 World's Fair in San Francisco, also known as the Golden Gate International Exposition, where Reeves wrote a column for the Fort Wort Star Telegram, per included separate handwritten note