Lot 27: Identified Authentic Cowboy Outfit
A complete and western-used cowboy outfit, identified to William Rolston. As the accompanying photos show, he knew quality goods and wore pieces from some of the best makers. The items are all circa 1900.
The lot consists of:
a) Well-worn cowboy hat from the Philadelphia Store, Cheyenne, with studded and woven band.
b) F.A. Meanea, Cheyenne, Wyoming matching Money Belt & Holster for a 5 3/4" Single Action Colt. The double loop holster is a lined example with center rosette and muzzle plug. The matching money belt has a double row of loops. Both are in very good condition.
c) Pair of Batwing Chaps marked S. C Gallup, Pueblo, CO. Well-worn with studded edges and slotted conchos.
d) Cotton Scarf or cowboy wild rag.
e) A great unmarked pair of silver inlaid California spurs in the Larios or San Jose style. Opposing crescent moon bands with center dome, the off-side deeply chased. Double heel chains and 1 1/4" rowels. All original. Straps are rotting from the spurs.
f) His grass rope or lariat.
g) Pair of leather wrist cuffs with studded edge.
h) Original photo of Rolston wearing the outfit, circa 1904, along with several other photos of him.
i) Etching, Signed Lower Right: S. Pugsley, Titled: ROLSTONS CABIN - 48/100, Framed to 12" x 13 1/2".
Exhibited: Autry Museum of the American West
Includes file with type-written letter and other ephemera detailing biographical information about Rolston's cowboy days in Lusk, Wyoming, as well as information about pieces of the outfit, purchased mostly in Cheyenne.
Brian Lebel's High Noon Auction - January 23, 2016