The text is part historical, part short biographical sketches, with a couple cowboy poems for good measure. Okay, as far as that goes. But do not purchase this for the photographs, which may have been wonderful in the original color, or in original prints if there they had been done with care using appropriate "fine art" printing standards. For some reason the publisher chose to print low contrast monochrome fuzzball snapshots. Without tonal range or clarity the published photos are simply disappointing, regardless of how good the originals may have looked.