Cowboy Artist Las Vegas Kim aka J. Edgar Kimsey Postcards from the American West
Cowboy Artist Las Vegas Kim aka J. Edgar Kimsey Postcards from the American West.
Las Vegas Kim was a real cowboy artist active in the 1930s. J. Edgar Kimsey was also the postmaster of the small town of Texon, Texas. He was more specifically a cowboy postcard artist of sorts…and that is one with a ribald, romping nature too. The West was his place and time. As reflected in his work, he was a bull rider too. The cards themselves are beautiful little relics of Texas past with an unusual primitive printing technique. The cards appear to have been tinted by hand, but aren't. It is also nice to know Mr. Kimsey had a risqué side. Several of the postcards here were shared by the Fire House Museum of Crowell, Texas online years ago. There are a few mentions of Mr. Kimsey online. One is in the book Texon: Legacy of an Oil Town. and I remember a longer, more complete post online years ago. However, ANY search with "kim" in it is going to give you a passel of Kim from Las Vegas you probably aren't searching for.
Group of Las Vegas Kim postcards, c. 1935 - 1939. Collection Jim Linderman and from the collection of the Fire House Museum of Crowell website. I would love to find them all...any out there? These are now 80 years old or more. Any help?