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Dubbed 'The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth', the Calgary Stampede has entertained millions of fans since 1912. The event's roots can be traced back to 1886 when the Calgary and District Agricultural Society held its first fair. It became an annual event in 1923 when it merged with the Calgary Industrial Exhibition to create the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede. Today, thousands of volunteers work together to host one of the world's largest rodeos.
The Inspiration behind our Calgary Stampede Vintage Art Print
When I think of the Calgary Stampede I think of one of its premier events—Saddle Bronc. Watching the rhythm between the rider and his horse is like watching eight seconds of wild poetry in motion. The design of this print captures the energy of the moment in a vintage context tying the Stampede back to its early roots. Rider and horse are featured against the Rocky Mountain foothills and graphics inspired by Depression Era artist Lester Beal as a nod to the 1920s—the time period when the Stampede became an annual event.
- Photo illustration of the Saddle Bronc horse and cowboy
- Simple, minimalist design inspired by Depression-era artist Lester Beal
- Individually printed to order on heavy, satin photo paper using a large format, 9-colour ink process
- Museum-quality (Giclée) inks and paper guaranteed not to fade or yellow for 200 years
- Canadian-made, gallery-style hardwood frames with matte lacquer finish
- Prints are protected behind thick acrylic—clear as glass and won't break during shipping
- Acid-free, foam core backing board
- Hanging hardware installed—ready to hang out of the box!