Head ‘em up, move ‘em out! These photos of the American frontier will transport you to a moment in America’s not so distant history where the old and new world merged. A time when industry replaced manual labor, when the age of outlaws met the firm hand of justice, where the icons of the past reigned supreme, and celebrities were otherworldly stars.
The Mestiza de Sangley
If you believed the young lady pictured in this 1875 photo was a Native American, you would be mistaken. Titled, “Mestiza de Sangley”, the subject of the photo is a Chinese Filipina and was snapped in the Philippines by Dutchman Francisco Van Camp who owned a photo studio in Manila. The woman’s shiny hair was achieved by applying coconut oil. The half-open fan signifies that she is single.
Morgan Earp, Deputy Marshal
Morgan Earp, brother of Wyatt Earp’s and also a friend of Doc Holliday. It seems, just like his brother, Morgan Earp too had a love for confronting outlaw cowboys in Tombstone, Arizona. The Earps intruded so much that they eventually all had targets on their heads.
Poor Morgan eventually fell victim to an ambush where he was killed as a result of the price on his head. Like any good elder brother, Wyatt Earp took matters into his own hands and successfully heaped revenge on those responsible for his brother’s death – outside the law of course. And they still say western’s are dull!