National Geographic : 2007 Dec
FLASHBACK The Buckaroo Stops Here Photographer Ralph R.Doubleday made a career of catching cowboys in midair. From around 1910 to 1952, he followed rodeos big and small all over the U.S ., with only a camera between him and the hooves. Doubleday shot rider Tex Parker (above) in 1919 at Wyoming's Cheyenne Frontier Days rodeo. The image never ran in the GEOGRAPHIC, but it was a popular postcard; over the years, "Old Dub" sold mil lions of his rodeo photos this way. "He would take pictures one day, develop and print them at night, and have them for sale in the stands the next day," wrote rodeo announcer Foghorn Clancy of Doubleday. "His photography has been a big factor in the development of the sport, for action pictures, like nothing else, can depict the thrill and excitement of the game." -Margaret G.Zackowitz t Flashback Archive Find all the photos at ngm.com. PHOTO:COURTESYCHEYENNECHAMBEROFCOMMERCE NATIONALGEOGRAPHIC(ISSN 0027-9358)IS PUBLISHEDMONTHLYBY THE NATIONALGEOGRAPHICSOCIETY,1145 17THST.NW,WASHINGTON,DC 20036-4688.$34.00A YEARFOR U.S. DELIVERY,$6.00 PERSINGLECOPY(INCLUDESPOSTAGEAND HANDLING).IN CANADA,AGREEMENTNUMBER40063649,RETURNUNDELIVERABLECANADIANADDRESSESTO NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC,PO BOX 4412STN. A, TORONTO,ONTARIOM5W 3W2. UNITEDKINGDOMNEWSSTANDCOVERPRICE£3.95.PERIODICALSPOSTAGEPAIDAT WASHINGTON,DC, AND AT ADDITIONALMAILING OFFICES.POSTMASTER:SENDADDRESSCHANGESTO NATIONALGEOGRAPHIC,POBOX 63002,TAMPA,FL33663-3002.MEMBERS:IF THEPOSTALSERVICEALERTS USTHATYOURMAGAZINEIS UNDELIVERABLE,WEHAVE NO FURTHEROBLIGATIONUNLESSWE RECEIVEA CORRECTEDADDRESSWITHINTWOYEARS.