"One of the most famous rodeo snapshots ever taken is of Bonnie McCarroll being thrown from a horse named Silver at the Pendleton Round-Up in 1915" The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame
Rose Smith, Cowgirl Portrait circa 1930 Printed from original negative, silver gelatin dry plate, 7"x5" Rose Smith was a trick and bronc rider. In 1923 at Ringling’s Madison Square Garden contest, she won $960, including the $600 first prize in bronc riding, $185 day money (daily prizes), and $175 in the costume event. She was married to Oklahoma Curly Roberts.
Mabel Strickland was a very early rodeo trick rider and cowgirl. She was one of only two ladies to rope and bust steers in the 1920's. She also rode broncs, Although only 5' 4" and 112 lbs dripping wet, she was tough as wang leather and was named Worlds Champion Lady Bronc Buster and Trick Rider in 1921.
Prairie Rose Henderson, famous Cowgirl, trick rider
Vintage cowgirl - the real kind
Kitty Canutt, stage name Kitty Wilks (born Katherine Derre at New York City, New York), was a professional bronc rider, and the All-Around Champion Cowgirl at the 1916 Pendleton Round-Up in Pendleton, Oregon, for her bucking horse and relay race events.She was known as the "Diamond Girl" or "Diamond Kitty" because she had a diamond set in her front tooth. She would occasionally remove and pawn the diamond when she needed contest entry money.