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“A Drink of Water” by L. H. ‘Dude’ Larsen

This image is a reproduction of the painting by the prolific Western artist known as Dude Larsen,  who created postcards for the tourist trade along U. S. 66.

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The description states:

A DRINK OF WATER

Taken form an original oil painting by the noted cowboy artist and poet, L. H. “Dude” Larsen.

Dude Larsen worked during the 1930s and 1940s making postcards from original paintings such as this one.

This postcard is dated 1939.

Appaloosa Stallion “Charlie’s Pride”, Cascade, Colorado

This is a painting of an award-winning horse named Charlie’s Pride raised on a ranch in Cascade, Colorado. 

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The description states:

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GRAND CHAMPION APPALOOSA STALLION —

“Charlie’s Pride” owned by the Appaloosa Four Bit Ranch of Cascade, Colorado. The Appaloosas are booming well known throughout the west for their Conformation, Color and Ability.

The painting is by Western Artist Darol Dickinson of Calhan, Colorado.

— A basic search for the ranch does not show any current indications it still exists.

The Appaloosa is distinctive for its coloring as clearly shown in the painting. Some examples are completely covered in spots, though spotted hindquarters are more common. The word appaloosa is derived from the region where these horses were first common, the Palouse, where they were called ‘a palouse horse”.

This particular coloring pattern is known as ‘blanket with spots’. 

One website indicates that this horse was born in 1958, so this image likely dates from a few years after that.

Never Summer Range, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

This image shows a viewing spot with parking lot on a road through the Rocky Mountains, with a view of the Never Summer Range in the background.

Color by Floyd Walters

The description states:

166–NEVER SUMMER RANGE and FOREST CANYON from TRAIL RIDGE ROAD in ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK

–This range of mountains is located in the northwest corner of the park, and has seventeen named mountains.

This postcard was used and is dated 17 July 1963.