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Vintage Find of the Day: Pick up the Gauntlet

By Valerie Lawrence

Whether demure or daring, cowgirls who saddled up for the ranch or just rode out for a stroll were always in style with these hand tooled gloves.  For women who had a passion for the outdoors, protecting their skin was a challenge. Besides the obvious protection from the weather, the right gloves allowed them to handle rawhide reins, ride through tall grasses, brush willows aside, pick up baby calves, or slap a man if they needed to...  

Credit: Cayuse Western Americana

Vintage Cowgirl Gloves

Hand tooled leather guard with calf skin hands

Gussets at the wrist for sizing and snaps for the guard

Price: $750.00

Find them at Cayuse Western Americana

Credit: Old Man Gallery & Framing

Gail Davis as Annie Oakley. Credit: Inner Toob 

Annie Oakley shooting over her shoulder using a hand mirror, c. 1885. Credit: Turn of the Century  


Credit: Library of Congress

Credit: Library of Congress

“Montana Girl”. Credit: Library of Congress

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