Charles J. Belden (1887-1966) was born into a wealthy California family. His Grandfather was an early pioneer in California who made millions in real estate Charles attended the Massachusetts institute of Technology and became fascinated with the new art form of photography. Many of his photos were taken of family and friends at his family’s Pitchfork Ranch in Wyoming. Charles was also an early pioneer in the use of aircraft in game management and helped the Wyoming Game and Fish commission by conducting aerial photography to count large herds. A special thanks to the family of Charles J. Belden and the University of Wyoming for aiding us in publishing these amazing photos.
A special thanks to the American Heritage Center of the University of Wyoming
Women of the West as seen in Cassidy Magazine Summer 2013 Issue