on the range? When you're on a cattle drive and your bed is a blanket
and your pillow is your saddle, then the closest thing to home is the
chuck wagon. Even working on the rangeland of one of the big ranches you
might be miles from home come lunchtime. This photo was taken by Erwin
Smith on the J.A. Ranch, Texas, around 1907. It's titled "A J.A. cook
inspecting his stew."
Below is a closeup of the wagon itself. Looks like they got themselves some tasty vittles! Photo Courtesy Library of Congress.