Life on the Plains, Calf Branding

Life on the Plains, Calf Branding Cowboy Western
Price: $14.95

Stock #: 360831
Type: Postcard
Era: Divided Back
Publisher: Raphael Tuck & Sons
Postmark: 1908 Aug-22
PM City: Newhall
PM State: CA
Stamp: 1c
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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Life on the Plains Series 6021
One of the principal duties of the cowboys is the branding of the cattle with the distinctive mark of the owner, so that an animal can be identified should it wander from the herd. The animal to be marked is lassoed and thrown and is held firmly by ropes in the hands of several cowboys, while another of their number applies the hot iron which burns the brand into the flesh