Pony Express Rider

Pony Express Rider

Jackson's painting, Pony Express Rider, is probably one of his best-known works. Two notes on the back of the painting provide some interesting information about Jackson's subject. A handwritten note reads, "Ideal composition based on old notes and records," while a typed notation reads, "This courier of the first fast mail is speeding up the Valley of the Sweetwater in what is now Wyoming."

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