The saga of the American cowgirl, unlike that of the cowboy, is not well-chronicled, but their history is as appealing as it is colorful. The First Ladies from the Great American West live again in this comprehensive pictorial chronicle. Many of the photos are printed here for the first time. Detailed captions provide the reader with rodeo lore, as well as biographical accomplishments of these extraordinary women never before presented in a cohesive format. A true reference work, Cowgirls: Early Images and Collectibles includes three dimensional collectibles along with hundreds of original photos which pay tribute to these dedicated, gallant women. This volume is a joy for the serious Western/Americana collector, and fascinating to anyone interested in women's history.
Judy Crandall has been involved with collecting artifacts of the Old West for over 30 years. She is listed in Who's Who in American Art and Who's Who in American Women. Judy and Jerry Crandall make their home in a Rocky Mountain log home in the beautiful Bitterroot Mountains of Montana.