: Ranch hands had early mornings and long nights. The cowboys photographed here by Joe Munroe in 1963 are eating breakfast by the fire, near the 3V Ranch near Seligman, Arizona. This massive 900,000-acre ranch stretched for miles from Route 66 to the southern edge of the lower Grand Canyon. The area was sparse and only allowed an average grazing space of one cow per acre. 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.
: P400_B12_F07_002 Subjects
: Joe Munroe; Agricultural laborers; Cowboys; Cattle drives Places
: Seligman (Arizona)