Room 26 Cabinet of Curiosities

Dick Griffith, Bull Rider

Posted in Beinecke Library, Yale Collection of American Literature by beineckepoetry on May 10, 2010

Dick Griffith, born to a rodeo family in Canton, Oklahoma in 1913
won four consecutive world-championship bull riding titles from 1939-1942.

He stopped in New York to be photographed by Carl Van Vechten in October, 1940.

Photographs by Carl Van Vechten are used with permission of the Van Vechten Trust; permission of the Trust is required to publish Van Vechten photographs in any format. To learn more, contact the Curator, Yale Collection of American Literature.