BUFFALO BILL CODY SIGNED PRINTED CABINET CARD

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Item Code: 846-227

William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody (1846-1917) was a legendary Western scout and showman as well as the originator of the “Wild West Show”. Following the Civil War, Cody was employed by the Goddard Brothers, food contractors to the Kansas Pacific Railway construction camps, to furnish buffalo meat – this is the origination of his nickname. From 1868 to 1872, Cody scouted for the Army, eventually becoming chief of scouts for the Fifth Cavalry. He received the Congressional Medal of Honor for gallantry in action on the Platte River in 1872, but this was revoked by Congress in 1917 because Cody was not a member of the military at the time. In 1872 he began his long career as a showman, appearing in numerous “Wild West Shows” in the theatre, at least one with “Wild Bill” Hickock. The formation of his famed “Wild West Show” in 1883 that toured America and Europe has made the name “Buffalo Bill” legendary.

Measured 4 ¼” x 6 ½”, no date or location noted. The black and white printed card is signed “W.F. Cody ‘Buffalo Bill’” along the top edge. Signed in purple ink which has faded with time, but is still clearly legible. There is a black facsimile signature on the lower margin. There is a tear at upper left, some soiling and some marks along the edges.  There is a signature on the reverse. Condition is good to very good. [ld] [ph:L]

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