December 23, 2012
El Paso, Texas
Photograph by Luis Marden, National Geographic
This Month in Photo of the Day: Vintage National Geographic Photographs
A rodeo cowgirl hitches her pony at an El Paso parking meter in this picture from the October 1939 photo feature "Riatas and Romance on the Rio Grande."
Photographer Luis Marden, known for his charm, liked to set up studio-style shots. In this case, Marden’s subject agreed to pose at the parking meter.
A legendary figure at National Geographic, Marden spent over six decades traveling the globe as a photographer, writer, filmmaker, and more.
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