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    The Life of Buffalo Bill (Pawnee Bill Film Co., 1912). One Sheet (27" X 41"). William F. Cody (a.k.a. Buffalo Bill) was one of the most colorful figures of the Old West. Before Cody went into show business he had a number of occupations including: trapper, Colorado "Fifty-Niner," Pony Express rider, wagonmaster, stagecoach driver, Civil War soldier, and even hotel manager. He was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in 1872 for his role as a scout for the United States Army (1868-1872). Cody's Wild West Shows were an enormous success in the late 1880s and remained a popular subject in the early 1900s when this very early silent three-reeler was made. There are several tears and some small areas of paper loss. The professional restoration work was top notch, rendering these defects hard to detect. A gorgeous stone litho displays a dashing figure of Cody in his prime. Fine/Very Fine on Linen.

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