Herb Ringer’s American West: Portraits From the Past…


herb1-ap04Herb’s parents, Joseph and Sadie Ringer, Mojave Desert. 1944

herb3a-fe07Herb in the Snow

herb-DVhermitA prospector near Death Valley, California and his burro. Early 50s

herb-shortyShorty Yarberry at the South Rim. (Read more about Shorty HERE.) 1950

herbportrait2Herb, Playing Cowboy.

herb-wranglers2Sherm Eberle, lead wrangler at the Grand Canyon, South Rim. 1952

wesmoreland-rhyoliteWes Moreland, owner of the Rhyolite Casino, Nevada. 1944

(Read more about Wes and his Casino HERE).

rhyolite=-hookers rhyolitegirlsThe Rhyolite Ladies. 1944 (Read more about the Rhyolite Casino HERE)

southrim-peggyverkampPeggy Verkamp, Grand Canyon, 1952. Her family owned one of the early concessions at the South Rim.

navajomanA Navajo Man, Grand Canyon, South Rim. 1950

sadie-kitchensadie-pHerb’s mother, Sadie Ringer. 1954

aa7-reno-casino_jpg2 reno-casinocloseup2Reno Casino. 1944

HERB RINGER came West from his home in New Jersey in 1939. Camera in hand, Herb captured the American West, from the Canadian Border to the Rio Grande and from the Big Sur coast to the High Plains.
We believe Herb’s collection of Life in the West is one of the finest. His work has been published in The Zephyr for 20 years. I am pleased finally, to offer Herb’s photographs in color. We are also building a new ‘album’ of his work, elsewhere on this site.
My dear friend died on December 11, 1998…JS

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