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The evolution of a Ranger

1933
Lone Ranger - 1934
1934

1934
Lone Ranger - 1935
1935
Lone Ranger - 1936
1936
Lone Ranger - 1937
1937

1937
Lone Ranger - 1938
1938

1938

1938

1938
Lone Ranger - 1939
1939

1939

1939

1939
Lone Ranger - 1940
1940

1940

1940
Lone Ranger - 1941
1941
Lone Ranger - 1942
1942

1948

1948
Lone Ranger - 1950
1950

1950

1950

1950

1950

Lone Ranger - 1951
1951
Lone Ranger - 1953
1953

1953

1954
Lone Ranger - 1957
1957
Lone Ranger - 1959
1959
Lone Ranger - 1966
1966

1969

1980

1980
Lone Ranger - 1996
1996

1997


2006

2013
Here are but a few of the many images of the Lone Ranger over the last 80 years. Click on any image to see a larger image & more information.

The Lone Ranger debuted in 1933 on WXYZ radio of Detroit, MI, and listeners created their own images of the ranger in their minds. Promotional photos were taken of Brace Beemer (then the radio station manager) who owned a horse farm and had a white stallion named "Silvers Pride." Artists soon created many different images of the ranger for Big Little Books, comics, novels, toys, premiums and promotional materials. The 1937 movie serial had a new image with the Lone Ranger's mask that had a black screen over the lower part of the face. While his apparel changed often in the early years, soon the blue shirt, red kerchief, & white hat became the standard. Clayton Moore was the first Lone Ranger on TV and is easily the most popular & recognizable face of of the Lone Ranger today.

 

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