. M.B. Marcell of Oregon was the photographer who had already photographed the 1911 Pendleton Round up. He was famous for taking images of the horse both at his success and also of those shots as the horse dislodged him. He came in 1914 to take images of the Miles City Round-Up which was becoming the premier event of the period just before World War I. The event was so popular that the local newspapers blamed the loss of the baseball team in two games due to three players who were rodeo participants who at least temporarily forsook the team. The four photograph images with details etched in white on the postcard with each identified as being by Marcell and Miles City round Up 1914 are: (1) Unloading Time (as cowboy is thrown from bronco); (2) Spinning Horse (with cowboy holding cloth to his face); (3) Ben Ford on Moose Bay [his number 53 is plainly seen on photo]; and (4) Good Night I'm Gone (as cowboy is being thrown to ground]. A very nice collection from what was one of the great rodeo events before World War I. The Northern Pacific Railway advertised in newspapers throughout the West that they had low round trip fairs to the Miles City [Montana] Round Up and Frontier Celebration.
(Inventory #: 025230)