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    Buffalo Bill's Valet (Late 1930s). Photos (4) (2.5" X 4", 3" X 4.5"), Nitrate Negative (6) (3" X 4.5") & Letter (2 Pages, 8.5" X 11"). Western.
    Vintage gelatin silver, single weight, glossy photos. A remarkable set of items relating to Buffalo Bill's touring companion and cook, James Lyman Brown. Brown was interviewed by Hugo Zeiter, who wrote a short article "Reminiscence of Buffalo Bill's Famous Wild West Show." Zeiter wrote to Johnny J. Kline of Greater Show World inquiring whether Mr. Brown could find employment as a side show attraction. Mr. Kline replied that he doubted there would be much draw for Mr. Brown due to the "poor conditions prevailing in the outdoor show business." This lot includes both article and letter, which is signed by both Hugo Zeiter and Johnny J. Kline. The photos and nitrate negatives of Mr. Brown show him holding up images of Buffalo Bill, whom he resembles, and an image of Indian Bill's Wild West show in 1903. Unrestored photos and pages with an overall very presentable appearance. They may have tears, slight paper loss, edge wear, toning, minor stains, and/or some fold separation. Two of the photos have been trimmed and one, which is a duplicate, has been stapled to the typed pages. Please see full-color, enlargeable image below for more details. Fine+.

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    May, 2012
    27th Sunday
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