Cowboy herding stray cattle   Save
Joe Munroe Archive
Description: Even as the world moves forward, the role of the cowboy is a reminder that some things stay the same. In this 1957 photograph by Joe Munroe, a cowboy is herding some of the strays toward nearby corrals. During the past few months the cattle had wandered far and strays were common. Cattle roundups could often take two weeks or more. Joe Munroe's career began in 1939 at the Cranbrook Academy of Art. He served in the Air Force during World War II and then joined Cincinnati-based Farm Quarterly magazine. Though raised in Detroit, agriculture became an important subject of Joe's photographs. He moved to California in 1955 and free-lanced, taking magazine assignments and selling his own work. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: P400_B28_002
Subjects: Joe Munroe; Agricultural laborers; Cowboys; Cattle drives
Places: California