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203. [TRADE CATALOGUE].  WILSON, J[AMES] H[UNTER], SADDLERY COMPANY. Illustrated Saddle Catalogue No. 16. With Description and Prices of Riding Goods Only. Denver: J. H. Wilson Saddlery Company, n.d. [ca. 1906-1918]. 152 pp., numerous text illustrations of saddles and cowboy gear. 8vo, original red pictorial wrappers, stapled (as issued). Lightly soiled, upper hinge split and wrap detached (but present), otherwise very good in red cloth folding case.

     This catalogue offers everything needed by the horseperson or cowboy: stock saddles, ladies’ astride saddles, polo saddles, bridles, chaparejos, blankets, spurs, whips, lasso rope, etc. “We are especially anxious to meet the varying needs of Stockmen, Ranchers and Cowboys, and have always welcomed their ideas and suggestions” (page 4). J. H. Wilson (b. 1848), learned saddle making from his father, who during the Civil War served as saddler for the 2nd Illinois Cavalry.  The address shown for the firm on this catalogue is 1721-23 Lawrence St. where the company was located between 1906 and 1918.  The Wilson firm was noted for its stout, practical saddles. ($300-600)

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