These serious looking gents are Sheriff Thomas Johnson, Constable and Game Warden Eph Olinger, and Louie Fritz circa 1910. It's not clear if they have been out hunting or if they have found some poachers, but this is a very well-posed image by a professional photographer.
Tags: 1910s Fritz Game_Warden hunting Johnson Olinger rifle Sheriff
Watch out! It looks like the hammer is cocked on the Winchester on the left.
Pete Thripp on 24th January 2022 @ 8:20am
It appears that the rifle on the left is cocked with the hammer back. Perhaps these law officers skipped their hunter safety classes that day.
Basaltgrouse on 24th January 2022 @ 8:21am
Good point, looks like we'll have to send these guys back for additional training.
ArthurB on 24th January 2022 @ 11:05am