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Dick Griffith, Bull Rider

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.

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After the renovation, beginnig September 1, our hours will be

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