"Here is the book of western pictures I have been waiting for. It is a book of photographs by Erwin Smith, who took a camera to cow camps in the early years of this century, before the old life in the saddle was entirely dead and gone. He made the best pictures of that life I ever saw.... If you love the land, and the herds at grass, and the men who rode horses, this is your book."
"Smith is to range-land photography what Mathew Brady was to Civil War photography."
"Along with Andy Adams, Philip Ashton Rollins, Ross Santee, and the artist Charles M. Russell, Erwin Smith belongs in the great tradition of interpreters of the real cowboy."
"Every student of the West should savor this book and every library with a serious emphasis on Western Americana should purchase it . . ."
—Journal of the West