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Books

COWBOYS & The Trappings of the Old West
By William Manns and Elizabeth Clair Flood. With a foreword by Roy Rogers.

This is a pictorial celebration of the old time buckaroo. This exceptional book presents his saddles, chaps, spurs, and other tools of the trade in a comprehensive tribute to the makers. The history of the craftsmen and the evolution of cowboy gear are lavishly illustrated, with over 550 color photos.  Chapters also feature wild west shows, Hollywood and ranching life. With 224 pages.

Hard cover, $65


COWGIRLS, Women of the Wild West
By Elizabeth Clair Flood, photography by William Manns. With a foreword by Dale Evans.

This book pays tribute to the women of the frontier. With over 450 color photos and historic images, the spirit, lore and relics of these colorful cowgirls is for the first time accurately depicted. As cowgirls moved into the limelight in the 1890’s, chapters cover their contributions to Wild West shows and early rodeos. Other sections of this book depict the cowgirl in advertising and calendar art, plus exciting sections on Hollywood cowgirls and growing up western. With 224 pages.

 Hard cover,  $45


PACKING IRON, Gunleather Of The Frontier West
By Richard C. Rattenbury.

Western gunleather is an icon of American frontier lore. This book celebrates the artistry and innovation of the craftsmen who designed the gun rigs of the old time cowboys, troopers, lawmen and Hollywood heroes. This unique art form is fully described and richly illustrated with over 400 exciting color photographs and rare historic images. This is a tremendous reference for leather craftsmen and cowboy action shooters. With 216 pages.

Hard cover, $65


PAINTED PONIES, American Carousel Art
By William Manns and Marianne Stevens

This is the definitive carousel book on the subject by the nations leading authorities.This book contains useful guides, charts and directories for the collector, preservationist, carver, artist or enthusiast. PAINTED PONIES has become the classic book of carousel art. This extraordinary coffee table stylebook presents the finest carving examples by the most renowned carousel artists. Featuring the rarest horses and most unique menagerie animals were selected from America’s premier private collections and antique operating carousels. The classic book of American carousel art with over 600 color photos, 256 pages.

Hard cover, $65

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BARNABY and THOR
By Sue Hegarty with Illustrations by Alice Shaw

This is a heart warming story about Barnaby, a black bear cub, and Thor, a search-and-rescue dog, startling each other by a mountain stream. After discovering that Thor is not a “white bear ghost”, they become friends and happily begin imaginative forest adventures. Each season has a focus, from gathering shed antlers and making whistles for “Trade Day” to getting an idea to build a log home deep in the forest so the bears would not have to hibernate. Barnaby and Thor have snowtime adventures and enjoy the SEASON OF SHARING. After a joyous day of skiing and snowboarding, Barnaby and Thor warm themselves by the fire and know there will be more mountain adventures because, as friends, they DARED TO DREAM!  A large hard cover book with almost 2 dozen illustrations.

Hard cover, $16


Postcard Books

COWGIRLS Book of 30 Postcards

This book of 30 color glossy postcards features rare and exciting photographs and graphic images of old west cowgirls from 1870-1920. The postcards depict rodeo, exceptional cowgirl advertising art and historic portraits. Each card is 5” x 7” perforated on one side so they are easy to tear out and mail.

$9


COWBOYS Book of 30 Postcards

This colorful book of 30 full color glossy postcards features rare and exciting photographs and graphic images of Wild West cowboys. The postcards depict rodeo, Wild West show and exceptional cowboy advertising art and historic portraits. The images date from 1880 to 1950. Each card is 5” x 7” perforated on one side so they are easy to tear out and mail. Makes a great gift.

$9

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COW KIDS Book of 30 Postcards

This book of 30 color, high quality glossy postcards features historic photos of children that grew up and lived the western ranch experience and others that just dreamed of it. Some rounded up cattle, others lived that life through their TV and movie heroes. These pictures of western kids are charming, humorous, inspiring and filled with wonderful cowboy and cowgirl outfits and early western gear. Each card is 5” x 7”  and perforated on one side so they are easy to tear out and mail. Makes a great gift.

$9

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WILD WEST POSTERS Book of 30 Postcards

This collection of circa 1890-1930 Wild West Show posters and early advertising art  have a warmth, charm, and detail that set them apart from other vintage advertising. The clever illustrations, with sophisticated shading and rich colors, look like fine pastel drawings. After almost 100 years these posters still have a “can’t take your eyes off ‘em” grip. The quality owes as much to the forgotten artist as it does to the forgotten stone litho printing method. This collection of postcards presents rare Wild West Show posters and Western advertising art that celebrates the American Cowboy and the Old West from about 1880 to 1930. Each card is 5” x 7”  and perforated on one side so they are easy to tear out and mail. Makes a great gift.

$9

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INDIAN, ARTS & IMAGES Book of 30 Postcards

These are 30 fine quality postcards that celebrate the art and heritage of the American Indian. The colorful collection features rare historic portraits of Indians from several western tribes including, Zuni, Navajo, Sioux, Kiowa and others plus artifacts including Navajo rugs, pots, masks and baskets with many beaded pieces. The portraits and artifacts date from 1850-1900. High quality, glossy, 5"x7", perforated so they are easy to tear out and mail.

$9

Posters

COWBOYS POSTER

This beautiful high quality poster measures 18” x 24” and is a standard frame size. The photo features an exceptional grouping of western relics included a saddle by Cheyenne, WY maker F.A. Meanea, a gunrig, Wild West Show gauntlets, and Stetson plus a pair of spotted chaps representing the finest in cowboy gear. Sent in cardboard tubes by first class mail.

Photographed by William Manns.

$8


COWGIRLS POSTER

This Cowgirl poster features an exceptional illustration of  an nearly 1900’s sure-fire Cowgirl putting on her guantletts. At the bottom are three  rodeo cowgirls riding pitching broncs. This beautiful high quality poster measures 18” x 24”, a standard frame size. Sent in a cardboard tube by first class mail. Makes a great gift for any cowgirl.

$8


PACKING IRON POSTER

This dramatic poster is a standard frame size, 18 x 24. The poster features a historic gun rig, circa 1880 made by the famous frontier saddlery of F.A. Meanea of Cheyenne, Wyoming. Sent in a cardboard tube by first class mail. Photographed by William Manns.

$8


PAINTED PONIES POSTER

This beautiful high quality poster measures 18” x 24” and is a standard frame size.  It features the famous American Beauty Rose Horse by Coney Island master carver M.C. Illions. 1927. A great addition to the collection of any carousel fan. Sent in cardboard tube by first class mail.

$8


Calendars
Buy 2 and get a third one FREE.
Zon Publishing Cowgirl 2014 Calendar

COWGIRLS 2014 Wall Calendar

Historic Photographs & Illustrations

Cowgirls became icons of the American West through a variety of advertising illustrations and were featured stars in the early Western silent movies. These historic photos and illustrations, dating from 1880-1930, pay tribute to the women of the Wild West. Photos are 12” x 12” opens to 12” x 24”.

$12.95

$25.90 Buy 2 and get a 3rd calendar FREE

Buy 2 and get a third one FREE.
Zon Publishing Painted Ponies 2014 Calendar

PAINTED PONIES 2014 Wall Calendar
American Carousel Art

The Painted Ponies Wall Calendar is a celebration of the dazzling art of the American carousel. The carvings date from 1890-1920. This collection of 12 antique color photos whirling carousel animals photographed by William Manns. This is a great reference for artists and carvers. Photos are 12” x 12” opens to 12” x 24”.

$12.95

$25.90 Buy 2 and get a 3rd calendar FREE


Carousel Blueprints

C.W. PARKER, Carousel Horse Blueprints

Carve your own authentic carousel figure from full size (5 feet long) professional blueprints of a circa 1918, real carousel horse. Three full sheets of blueprints, each 3ft. x 5ft., in all 45 sq.ft. of detailed drawings. Also includes alternate details for head and saddle designs. The blueprints include construction details with sources for materials.

$25

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