75 Years Ago: Dressed For Success

posted on September 17, 2023
American Rifleman, September 1948

First impressions to the contrary, the subject of Harry Pennington’s fine color shot is no phony Diana. Says Pennington, “Mrs. Ruth Johnson is one of the best hunters in this part of the country (San Antonio, Texas). She gets her limit ... every season, and has won several small shooting contests. The clothing she was wearing has been her regular hunting costume for some years, and we had considerable trouble lighting the picture so the moth holes wouldn’t show.” And for the record, Mrs. Johnson’s dog is no pampered front-porch special. Those boots are must equipment for any dog whose beat is the sharp gravel and sunscorched rocks of Southwestern hunting country.

[American Rifleman archives, September 1948] 


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