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

Friday, September 20, 2013 to Sunday, December 1, 2013

In the 1890s Francis Marion Steele began photographing cowboys, recording the work and play of these iconic figures on the open ranges of southwest Kansas, southeast Colorado, northeast New Mexico, and the panhandles of Texas and Oklahoma.

This genre-crossing exhibit juxtaposes Steele’s photographs with passages from True Grit to help visitors envision the world in which heroine Mattie Ross and her companions Rooster Cogburn and Texas Ranger LaBoeuf had their adventures.

Co-sponsored by the Center for Great Plains Studies at Emporia State University and the Emporia State University Alumni Association.