THE PONY EXPRESS 1860-1861
Willing to risk death
$25 / Month
-California newspaper help wanted ad, 1860
The Pony Express is truly one of those iconic western subjects that surpasses images and goes instantly into feeling. It’s essence is “Americana”: part youthful adventure, entrepreneurship, death defying rides and mystery. It holds the loneliness of the solitary rider playing part in a continental landscape of events larger than himself. It brings under its umbrella braving the elements, encounters with Indians and of a young man trying to make his way in the world, with what may be his only talent….being a damn good rider.