Friday, September 13, 2019

Treasure Box

When Guns Were the Locks on the Treasure Box

Way Bill No. 195 for August 14, 1897, the Virginia City & Red Bluff Stage Company. I've added my version of C. M. Russell's "When Guns Were the Locks on the Treasure Box". I've added a short barreled 12 gauge shotgun and a Sharps rifle. I don't know that many kids these days would know where the term "riding shotgun" came from, except riding beside the driver in the passenger seat.
The original is a water color painted on tan paper. Just another example of Charlie's finest.