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    Buffalo Bill's Wild West and Sells Floto Circus (Circus Poster, 1926). One Sheet (27" X 41").
    Buffalo Bill's Wild West shows made a fortune between their first performance in 1872 and 1913. But Buffalo Bill's bad investments were in play when he fell behind with payments on borrowed money from Denver businessman Harry Tammen in 1913. Tammen, far shrewder than Bill in business, maneuvered to the have the show "legally" seized when the Wild West show rolled into Denver to do a show. Tammen then forced Buffalo Bill to join the Sells Floto Circus (which Tammen just happened to own). Buffalo Bill passed away in early 1917 and an entire authentic American entertainment style passed with him. This hard-to-find stone litho poster is from nearly ten years later, and was printed by the circus as a post mortem souvenir. Touchup to chips in the borders. Fine/Very Fine on Linen.


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