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Saddleries of Montana: Montana’s Makers from Territorial Times to 1940

Jay C. Lyndes , Bobby R. Reynolds & E. Helene Sage

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This one-of-a-kind resource covers the saddleries of Montana Territory and State over the period from approximately the 1860s through 1940. Learn about the fascinating societal impact of nearly 200 prominent and lesser-known saddleries, brought to life with nearly 550 photos and 9 useful charts. These “horse hardware stores” designed, manufactured,and sold a myriad of practical and artistic equipment for cowboys,ranchers, farmers, miners, loggers, and every settler that ventured westof the Mississippi River. Saddleries’ hard-working—and today, collector-quality—products ranged from saddles and chaps to cuffs and boots, from hats to horse grooming tools to trunks. Organized by date and eight different geographical areas of Montana, here are details, vintage documents, receipts, and photos of some of the most exciting and desirable Western collectibles known today (chaps, saddles, bridles, etc.), with emphasis on their maker’s marks for valid reference.

Size: 9″ x 12″ | 545 color & b/w images and charts | 224 pp
ISBN13: 9780764352744 | Binding: hard cover

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Jay C. Lyndes belongs to the fourthgeneration of a Montana ranching family and actively pursues cattle andhorse raising as well as an extensive collection of Western Americana,especially items from Montana. BobbyR. Reynolds is a native Texan who has made Montana his home. He is an avidphotographer who has traveled internationally to record flora and faunaas well as wildlife in his adopted home. E. HeleneSage is the author of over 350 scientific articles, reviews,Western-related commentaries, and auction catalogs. She is a devotedhorse enthusiast and collector of Western antiquaria.