The saga of the American cowgirl, unlike that of the cowboy, is not well-chronicled, but their history is as appealing as it is colorful. The First Ladies from the Great American West live again in this comprehensive pictorial chronicle. Many of the photos are printed here for the first time. Detailed captions provide the reader with rodeo lore, as well as biographical accomplishments of these extraordinary women never before presented in a cohesive format. A true reference work, Cowgirls: Early Images and Collectibles includes three dimensional collectibles along with hundreds of original photos which pay tribute to these dedicated, gallant women. This volume is a joy for the serious Western/Americana collector, and fascinating to anyone interested in women's history.