Traces of Texas reader Renee Kealey was so gracious as to forward this wonderful photo of her grandmother, Edith Bridges Tillerson, wearing the white pants. This picture was taken in Dalhart, Tx in the 1930's. Renee's grandmother owned a hair salon called the Bon Ton there in Dalhart. Someone in her family thought this picture might have been taken at the XIT Rodeo & Reunion. The names of the other young ladies are unknown. Super photo, Renee! Thanks for sharing it with us!
Cowgirls on a fence -- World War II saw women working and dressing like their male counterparts, and from that time on, "cowgirl" attire differed from that of the cowboys only in tailoring details and the orientation of things like flies and plackets.