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Today we are happy to offer for sale a rare and wonderful antique 1899 “BUFFALO BILL’s WILD WEST and Congress of Rough Riders of the World”. William Frederick “Buffalo Bill” Cody (February 26, 1846 – January 10, 1917) was an American scout, bison hunter, and showman. He was born in Le Claire, Iowa Territory (now the U.S. state of Iowa), but he lived for several years in his father’s hometown in Toronto Township, Ontario, Canada, before the family returned to the Midwest and settled in the Kansas Territory. Buffalo Bill started working at the age of eleven, after his father’s death, and became a rider for the Pony Express at age 14. During the American Civil War, he served the Union from 1863 to the end of the war in 1865. Later he served as a civilian scout for the US Army during the Indian Wars, receiving the Medal of Honor in 1872. One of the most colorful figures of the American Old West, Buffalo Bill’s legend began to spread when he was only twenty-three. Shortly thereafter he started performing in shows that displayed cowboy themes and episodes from the frontier and Indian Wars. He founded Buffalo Bill’s Wild West in 1883, taking his large company on tours in the United States and, beginning in 1887, in Great Britain and continental Europe. This rare and original color cover and features seventy pages with numerous illustrations and advertisements. The program presents very well and is in good antique condition, with minor wear/toning, patina, and a few tears and losses commensurate with age and nature of use. This book will make a memorable and truly unique addition to any Buffalo Bill collection. Fresh to the market!
Dimensions: 9-5/8″ in length and 7-3/8″ in width
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