Americaby Edward Vincent Brewer
Northern Pacific Railroad Rodeo Parade
Cowboys and Indians riding horseback in a rodeo parade.From the heart of big sky country comes a soft Impressionistic watercolor invitation from the Northern Pacific railroad to attend any of the rodeo parades taking place during the summer months in the Montana Wyoming Dude Ranch region. To try and pin down the exact horse town playing host to the pictured parade would be pure guesswork as a plethora of cowboy getaway spots call that area home. What really brings across the advertising gold are the three faces of the West leading the way here: the proud stoicism of the Native American chief, the polished wrangler with a smile as big as all outdoors and the fresh scrubbed cowgirl with a mischievous streak. St. Paul native Brewer had a successful career both as an illustrator and painter. Though not a household name, he created an advertising icon that graced the shelves of virtually every kitchen in America. Rastus, the African American chef pictured on the cream of wheat container.