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Gene Lamb Rodeo Photographs

Identifier: 1990-016


The Gene Lamb Rodeo Photographs is comprised of 251 rodeo photographs that include action shots and portraits of participants.


  • Creation: 1936-1951 and not dated


Conditions Governing Access

The Gene Lamb Rodeo Photographs has no restrictions and is available for research. If you are interested in researching the materials, please contact the Dickinson Research Center to make an appointment.

Conditions Governing Use

The Gene Lamb Collection is the property of the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. Materials, even if owned by the NCWHM, may be protected under third party copyright. It is the patron’s responsibility to research and secure any such additional copyright and pay any required fees or royalties. It is not the intention of the NCWHM to impede upon any third party rights, and the NCWHM cannot be held responsible if the patron is involved in legal action due to violation of third party copyright claims.

Biographical / Historical

Rodeo photography started early in the history of the sport. In the 1910s when rodeos became more popular and started taking place across the American West, photographers tried to capture the energy and drama of the different events. Early photographers like Ralph R. Doubleday pioneered the process of capturing rodeos in photographs.


0.83 Linear Feet (two legal boxes)

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The Gene Lamb Rodeo Photographs is arranged alphabetically by the photograph's subject's last name.

Processing Information

The Gene Lamb Rodeo Photographs was donated to the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in 1990 by Gene Lamb.

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Repository Details

Part of the NCWHM Special Collections at Dickinson Research Center Repository

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