Posted with permission from the Snider collection
This is another action filled moment at the Sumas Roundup. As in many of Doubleday's photographs it is full of drama and anticipation of what is happening next. Ralph Doubleday was a well known rodeo photographer who managed to perfect his techniques to capture rodeo action at its best. He was believed to be the first photographer to catch the riders in midair. He continued to follow the rodeo circuit throughout his life until his last trip in 1952. He died June 30, 1958 and was buried in an unmarked grave in Cedar Lawn Cemetery, Council Bluff, Iowa.
I was unable to find out any information on Alex Williams, the unfortunate rider in the photograph.
Tomorrow I will post another photo of rodeo action.