Dakota Territory photographer John C. H. Grabill, like his peer Solomon Butcher in Nebraska, was a master at capturing daily ranch life in the West in the 1880s. Note the woman (center) all in black (is she in mourning?) with her very young foal and her mare saddled with her sidesaddle; the rancher with his dog; and the ranch hands waiting patiently to get back to work.
John C.H. Grabill, 1888, Library of Congress