Dimensions 20″x H 23″ W x 10″ D      ~      Edition of 30

THE PONY EXPRESS 1860-1861

Wanted

Young, Wiry

Seeks adventure

Willing to risk death 

Orphans preferred

$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.

SCOTT ROGERS

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