Monday, 19 May 2008
WILD WEST MAGAZINE
Wild West Magazine volume 21 no 1
PUBLISHED BY Weider History Group
USA IMPORT £4.95
This is actually the current issue available over here in the UK.
The cover image is one of a series of pop art western works Andy Warhol did and the article inside also shows the artist's similar renditions of Sitting Bull and Annie Oakley. These are all day-glo western images and to be honest I'm not sure I really like them. Mind you I've never got the appeal of Warhol but the article is at least very informative.
The rest of the magazine is made up of the usual articles and features as well as many historical photographs.
TEN MYTHS ABOUT LITTLE BIG HORN
THE BATTLE OF WHITESTONE HILL
ELLSWORTH: BEN AND BILLY THOMPSON'S COW TOWN
CELEBRATING THE FOURTH OF JULY FRONTIER STYLE
ROUNDUP OF NEWS
GUNS OF THE WEST
And numerous other smaller articles and features
I especially found the fourth of July interesting - you don't think of the day to day aspect of frontier life. I've never really given a thought to how Christmas and other big events were celebrated. And of course in America you don't get bigger than the fourth of July.
There are some great photographs such as one showing a parade down Colorado's main street in the 1890's And the accompanying text is, as always, informative and busily written. It's all excellent stuff. This is my favourite magazine bar none and I buy almost a dozen magazines regularly.
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