Texas Oilmen Go Hunting

Cap McDannald’s Adobe Ranch Hunt 1939 [And:] White Wing Shoot 1939 [Souvenir Books].

[Houston, Texas: Wilson Stationery and Printing Co, 1939].

Adobe Ranch: 30 photographs mounted on 9 leaves, 2 small portrait snapshots, 2 printed illustrations. White Wing Shoot: illustrated throughout, 2 foldout spreads. [40] pp. 2 vols. Oblong 8vo and 12mo. Texas Oilmen Go Hunting. Plastic comb bound. Adobe Ranch Hunt signed by participants on inside front cover (small portion of inside front cover torn away, with loss of portion of a signature); photograph of Cap McDannald inscribed by him on the mount. Some staining from inserted materials. White Wing Shoot with some edge wear. Overall very good Not in OCLC. Item #321835

Printed ephemera from two 1939 hunting events with Texas connections, and related gatherings in 1940 and 1941. The first is an illustrated souvenir book of the annual pronghorn hunt in southwest New Mexico, at the famed Adobe Ranch owned by A.T. “Cap” McDannald of Houston, Texas. The photographs are mounted above printed captions and record bear and antelope hunts, and the book is signed by A.T. McDannald and many of the participants: Ray W. Smith, Gene Farren, T.E. Swigart, Elliot Barker, S. Marcus Greer, George E.B. Peddy, Jimmy Lawry, W.H. (“Tommy”) Thompson, J.W. Gist, A.D. Simpson, R.C. Hochmuth, G.W. Yates, Gus Meyer, R.M. McDannald, C.E. McDannald, and Chase Sutton (signature). A portrait of McDannald with trophy is additionally inscribed by Cap to Bill Cason. The second is a small illustrated booklet commemorating the September 1939 White Wings Shoot, a dove hunt in McAllen, Texas, in the Rio Grande Valley, organized by “Blackie” (Halliburton Oil Well Cementing Company) and “Brownie” (Brown Oil Tools, Inc.). Bill Cason is listed among the participants and as a pilot for one of the Halliburton planes that flew the party from Houston to McAllen. With a printed luggage tag from the “Blackie” & “Brownie” 1939 Hunt. Four additional items relate to these events: a yellow armband embroidered HOST; a small leather badge in form of a cowhide branded W.M. Cason; invitation in the form of an embossed cowhide to the Big Game Hunter’s 5th Annual “Roundup” wild game dinner at the Braeburn Country Club, 19 March 1940; and Cason’s slightly smaller three page invitation to the 1941 Wild Game Bar-B-Q- and Jamboree Unrecorded. A rare souvenir from these lively gatherings.

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