In 2017 the Chisholm Trail turns 150 years old. Millions of cattle traveled it when migrating north. The trail was used from 1867 through 1884 and ran through Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas. In this exhibition, the Amon Carter takes a closer look at open-range cattle ranching through the artist archives of photographer Erwin E. Smith (1886–1947).
Produced by Peggy Sell, Interpretation Manager at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art.
All images from the collections of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas and Library of Congress, Washington D. C. on deposit at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. All images copyright Erwin E. Smith Foundation.