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Pony Rider Photograph

Photograph of Frank E. Webner

Frank E. Webner, Pony rider

This photograph was taken in the 19th century and is a primary source for that time period. This rider is identified as Frank Webner, a pony express rider, but some historians argue it was taken in the 1890s. What do you think? What do you see in the photograph? Examine the details closely. Write 1 or 2 questions that will help you better understand the context and perspective of this photograph.