Colleen Volkmer Discusses the Cowboy Rug

Title

Colleen Volkmer Discusses the Cowboy Rug

Description

Colleen Volkmer tells the story of the Cowboy Rug to the History Harvest graduate student assistant Rob Voss.

 

This rug with a cowboy trying to stay in the saddle of a bucking horse is a wonderful piece of Americana from the middle of the 20th century. Colleen Volkmer believes this gift from her ex-husband's maternal uncle bears a signature of Randolph Scott, an iconic American Western hero actor. Made in Belgium, the rug testifies to the universal appeal of the heroic image of the American West.

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Source

Colleen Volkmer, Nebraska City History Harvest 2010

Rights

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Format

story

Language

English

Type

video

Original Format

MPEG-4 video interview

Duration

1 minute 30 seconds

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Citation

“Colleen Volkmer Discusses the Cowboy Rug,” History Harvest, accessed July 20, 2024, https://historyharvest.unl.edu/items/show/179.

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