Barney Argyle

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Title

Barney Argyle

Subject

Artist; Occupational; Branding; Bootjack

Description

Profile of artist Barney Argyle

Person Item Type Metadata

Birth Date

1922

Death Date

2013

Occupation

Rancher

Biographical Text

Over forty-five years ago, just home from World War II, Barney Argyle made his first boot jack. Looking back now, over three hundred boot jacks later, neither he, nor his neighbors, had any idea what a tradition he was starting. Born in Spanish Fork into a pioneer ranching family, Barney has always raised cattle and still lives on the family homestead near Utah Lake. Over the years he has surprised many neighbors and friends, as well as people he just meets, with a hardwood boot jack. More than twenty years ago Barney began personalizing the jacks by decorating them with local brands and with names, spelled out with brands. His interest in making things also includes building miniatures from horseshoes and leather that reflect his family heritage, occupation and lifestyle.

Collection

Citation

“Barney Argyle,” Utah Folk Arts, accessed April 18, 2024, https://utahfolkarts.omeka.net/items/show/70.

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