What True Grit (Might Have) Looked Like: The Photographs of F.M. Steele - Jim Hoy

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Western specialist Jim Hoy provides an insider’s look at the Library’s exhibit of photos by F.M. Steele chronicling cowboy life at the turn of the century. The event complements this year’s Kansas City Big Read selection, True Grit.
Sunday, October 20, 2013
2:00pm @ Central Library


American West specialist Jim Hoy provides an insider’s look at the Library’s exhibit What True Grit (Might Have) Looked Like: The Photographs of F.M. Steele (on display through December 1, 2013). Shot on the open ranges of Kansas, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, and Oklahoma, these photographs provide insight into how cowboys worked and played.

Hoy is a professor of English and director of the Center for Great Plains Studies at Emporia State University, where he specializes in Medieval English literature and literature of the American West.