Vidal family pose for the first western movie

The Vidal family

Creator(s): Buckwalter, Harry H.
Summary : Members of the Vidal family, seven women and one man, pose in front of a wood cabin on the set of a western movie. The women wear overalls and the man wears work pants and suspenders.
Date: August 2, 1902
Notes: "Photography - motion pictures "Girls in Overalls", Aug 2, 1902 .

The Vidal family who posed in the first western movie." handwritten on back of photoprint.
History Colorado, Buckwalter collection no. 664

From Colorado Film commission:
Regis Vidal settled on a 725-acre ranch near Gunnison, Colorado. Eight daughters and one son were born. As the family grew up times became hard and the father was compelled to borrow $15,000 on the ranch. He fell into the clutches of a money-lending shark and the worry caused his death. A year later the mother died, leaving the children even more deeply in debt. With true Western spirit the children decided to work the ranch themselves.
Filmography info:
Year: 1904
Name: The Girls in the Overalls
Production Company : Selig Polyscope Company
Type Of Production: Documentary Short
Genre: Short, Documentary
Director: Harry H. Buckwalter
Location: Gunnison, Colorado

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