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    Buffalo Bill and San Juan Hill (Theatrical Poster, 1902). One Sheet (28" x 42"). There's very little known about this gorgeous stone litho one sheet. We can deduce that it was used to promote William "Buffalo Bill" Cody's stage show, and that the story of Buffalo Bill and San Juan Hill - there is, of course, no evidence that Cody was anywhere near San Juan in 1898, but why let a little thing like facts get in the way of a legend? - was one of the plays produced by the "Buffalo Bill Combination" (the name was later changed to "Buffalo Bill's Wild West and Congress of Rough Riders of the World"), a troupe that toured the US, regaling audiences with stories of the great frontiersman, from about 1893 to 1903. By 1902, the story of the 1898 Battle of San Juan Hill, the bloodiest and most famous battle of the Spanish-American War which included Theodore Roosevelt's glorious charge up Kettle Hill, was the stuff of legends. In the wake of the battle, Roosevelt would parlay his fame and renown into a successful run for Vice-President in 1900 under William McKinley, becoming the youngest president in US history upon McKinley's assassination in 1901. Meanwhile, Cody would keep the memory of Roosevelt's historic charge, and that of the Rough Riders who accompanied him, alive in shows such as this. Although a certain number of posters promoting "Buffalo Bill's Wild West" seem to have survived, one sheet-sized posters touting his stage shows are far rarer. This poster presents a glorious image - is that Roosevelt carrying the flag up the hill? - and is in remarkable condition. The borders have been the subject of a fair amount of repair work, and the typical fold wear and crossfold separations are evident. Additionally, the words "Printed in the United States of America" have been lightly rubber stamped near the bottom of the image. These are minor considerations, however, for what is clearly an incredibly rare and exceptionally desirable poster. Fine/Very Fine on Linen.



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