Cowboys eating dinner at the Irwin Brothers’ chuck wagon near Ashland, Kansas. Steele is best known for his 1890s photographs of open-range cowboys in the southwestern plains.
Cleaning up after a day’s work, these cowboys near present-day Liberal share a water hole with one of the horses.
This rare nighttime photograph shows cowboys at the changing of night guard on a cattle drive from the Three Block Ranch in New Mexico to Sterling, Kansas.
Con Jackson (who won the bronc riding contest at the Cattlemen’s Convention in Wichita in 1901) earmarking a yearling while Lee Larrabee applies the branding iron, near Arkalon in Seward County.