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Original Ranch Pictures of Frank Tenney Johnson & Friends in California

  • $ 45000


Incredibly rare and collectible set of 12 black and white ranch pictures memorializing Frank Tenney Johnsons trip to various ranches with his friends Victor Clyde Forsythe, Granville Richard Seymour Redmond (I believe). There are some photographs of the Sutter Creek Stage coach which was later a famous painting by Frank Tenney Johnson.

An amazing collection of personal ranch pictures of the experiences and influences of this amazing painters work.

The little booklet has the following typed on the onside cover:
Rancheros Visitadores May 4-7 '33

Most of the photographs have a description hand written underneath them: Redmond, Forsyth, Johnson and Dominguez at EW RanchSutter
Creek Stage Coach (2)
At San Marcus Hot SpringsJuan Cota and Sam Stanwood
Mitchell Mott Camarillo at Santa Ynez Mission Sutter Creek Stage coach at Santa Ynez Mission
Breakfast at Skofield RanchOn Tunnel TrailBeer, food and musicForsyth, Johnson, Stanwood at EW RanchSutter Creek Stage Coach at EW Ranch

The Rancheros Visitadores or the "Visiting Ranchers" is a social club in the United States. The group meets on ranch land in Santa Barbara and embarks northward on a 60-mile (97 km) journey across the countryside after receiving a blessing at the Santa Ynez Mission.

The group was founded by John Mitchell, son of a Chicago bank president, Naval Aviation Serviceman in World War I ,Mitchell was a member of the exclusive Chicago club but also the Bohemian Club. It was after returning from a two-week Bohemian Grove encampment that he discussed with some friends about forming their own version. This led to the creation of the Rancheros and began with the first full ride in May 1930.   


Each photograph measures 3.5" long by 2.5" wide.   


In good condition with some signs of use commensurate with age (please see all pictures as they form part of the condition description)  

Condition Disclosure

All our items are vintage/antiques and most have had decades of use. A buyer of vintage objects should assume a baseline of wear. I am always honest and clear in my descriptions and always endeavor to point out any flaws to avoid disappointment but I cannot disclose every minute sign of use on our items as it would be impossible to do so. You should assume these are present unless we specify otherwise here at the beginning of the condition report.

Please do not hesitate to request additional photographs should you wish to inspect the item in more detail before purchasing it or if you have any questions at all that are not answered in my description. I normally respond to enquiries very quickly.

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