The photo in the Feb/March 2003 Ask the Marshall is well-known. I could never understand the “cap” the bartender is wearing. Any ideas on this?

Harold Leppich

Monroe, Louisiana

That photo was shot in Tascosa, Texas, in 1908, by one of the greatest cowboy photographers, Erwin Smith. It’s one of my favorites. Smith really captured the essence of the cowboy, but, you’re right, that cap just doesn’t fit.

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