Tag Archives: New Mexico

Cattle Branding, New Mexico

This image shows a number of cowboys during a roundup with several holding one cow while another brands it with a long handled metal branding iron.

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The description states simply:

N-34 — BRANDING CATTLE IN THE SOUTHWEST

–Such scenes are less common now with ear tagging of cattle which provides much more information for regulators as well as owners, along with doing no damage to the valuable hide.

The exact location is not known, but the card was printed in New Mexico, so it is presumed the photo was taken in that state.

This card was used and is dated 11 July 1953.

Cattle in Cimarron Canyon, New Mexico

This image shows a small herd of Hereford cattle being moved along a rural road through Cimarron Canyon in New Mexico.

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The description states:

K64 — PALISADES IN CIMARRON CANYON, NEW MEXICO

Between Raton and Taos we find some of the most beautiful views in this section of the Rockies.

–In 1979 the area was set aside as Cimarron Canyon State Park

This card likely dates from the 1950s.

Hereford Cattle Grazing, New Mexico

This image shows a small group of Hereford cattle, likely part of a larger herd, grazing on open range in the American Southwest.

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The description states simply:

HEREFORDS AT HOME ON THE RANGE

–The description alludes to a popular folk song titled “Home on the Range” which references cattle in the lyrics.

This card was used and is dated 12 July 1953.