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07/15/2013 11:31 am ET

7 Reasons It Was Awesome To Be A Cowgirl In The 1930s And 1940s (PHOTOS)

Cowgirls were pretty badass back in the day. After looking through Getty's compendium of vintage photos, we're ready to travel back in time, grab a lasso and head to the rodeo. Yee haw! Here are seven reasons it was great to be a cowgirl in the 1930s and '40s:

1. You got to hang out with your gal pals all the time.


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2. That hang-out time usually involved waving your cowgirl hat around.


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3. You knew how to deal gracefully with a bucking bronco.


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4. And lasso anything that got in your way.


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5. You knew that a fringed crop top and white cowboy boots were always the right choices for a photo shoot.


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6. Your dating life looked like this.


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7. And THIS ol' trick? NBD.


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[H/T BuzzFeed and Messy Nessy Chic]

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