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January 25, 2014

34 Fascinating Vintage Photographs of American Cowgirls From the 1940s

Here's a collection of rarely seen photographs of American cowgirls taken by LIFE photographers Nina Leen, Peter Stackpole and Cornell Capa from between 1947 and 1948 at the University of Arizona Rodeo and the opening of the Flying L Ranch in Texas, which included a celebratory cowgirl fashion event.

(Photos: LIFE photo archive, via Messy Nessy Chic)

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