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    Buffalo Bill's Wild West and Pawnee Bill's Far East (Strobridge, 1908). Die-Cut Poster (24" X 38").
    In 1908, owing to some financial difficulties, famed entrepreneur William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody combined his world famous Wild West show with that of his chief competitor, Major Gordon W. "Pawnee Bill" Lillie. Some truly amazing and beautiful posters were produced for this union, including this incredible die-cut example, designed to look like a tanned buffalo skin, and featuring a beautiful Indian maiden. It was printed in gorgeous stone lithography by the illustrious Strobridge Printing Co., famed for their beautifully designed circus posters. This poster is incredibly rare, as the combined show had only a brief run. The production was foreclosed on the same year it was formed in Denver Colorado, which is where this particular poster surfaced. Prior to restoration, the poster had been folded in half horizontally. There was a crease down the right side, a tear on the bottom near the "B" in Buffalo, and several small creases and tears on the extended parts. Fine/Very Fine on Paper.


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