CowboyWay.com

Cowboyway Home Page

Cowboyway Home Page

Sign up for our free newsletter

Menu    All Items   Search

 Disclosures / Privacy Policy / Photo Of The Day


Rodeo Posters and Artwork For Sale

Below is a selection of rodeo posters, artwork, photographs, art prints, and more from various sellers across the Web. There is usually a very good selection of sizes, styles, and prices.




From eBay, Etsy, and Amazon

See more rodeo posters on Etsy

See more rodeo posters on eBay


Taking Rodeo On The Road

During the 1880s in America the sport that would one day be called rodeo was beginning to take shape. While rodeos in those days weren't called rodeos (they were called things like “blowouts” or “cowboy tournaments”) cheering crowds in the American West were nonetheless gathering to watch cowboys ride bucking horses, steers, bulls, and buffalo.

Crowds of that day also got to see sharp shooting, steer and buffalo roping, trick riding, horse and foot races, and some pretty spectacular wild west reenactments.

In the more densely populated Eastern half of the country, though, these kinds of exhibitions and contests were pretty much unheard of. Several innovative men saw a business opportunity in this, and decided to do something about it: Instead of bringing crowds to the rodeo, they would take rodeo to the crowds.

Two of the earliest and most influential men who made this happen were Buffalo Bill Cody (William F. Cody) and Pawnee Bill (Gordon Lillie). These men formed what became famously known as the Wild West Show, and traveled the country and abroad showcasing the skills of the men and women of the American West.

People worldwide soon fell in love with cowboys and cowgirls, or at least in the romanticized versions that were presented to them. Rodeo posters were highly popular during the period, advertising the arrival of the thrilling Wild West Show. Rodeo posters are still popular today, showcasing rodeo from its earliest forms to the modern sport it has evolved into.

Below: An 1890 Buffalo Bill Wild West show poster.

Buffalo Bill Wild West Show rodeo poster



 




CowboyWay Facebook
CowboyWay Pinterest
Newsletter






Disclosures / Privacy Policy

CowboyWay.com

Some images and/or other content on this website are copyright © their respective owners.
All other material copyright © 1999 - 2020 by CowboyWay.com - All Rights Reserved


Search CowboyWay.com


CowboyWay Home

Horses For Sale / Classifieds

Cowboy eBay / Amazon

Saddles For Sale

How To / What Is

Horse Names

Horse Gestation Table

Horse Facts/Trivia

Cowboy Dictionary

Cowboy Music

Cowboy Quotes

John Wayne Quotes and Sound Clips

Stories

Reviews

 

Newsletter

Miscellaneous

Is Bronc Riding Cruel?

Rodeo News

Recipes

Coupon Codes

Links

Photos

Pin It!

Sitemap

Disclosures

Privacy Policy

Contact CowboyWay

CowboyWay Facebook   CowboyWay Facebook