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    The Life of Buffalo Bill (Pawnee Bill Film Co., 1912). One Sheet (28.25" X 42"). William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody was one of America's great showmen at the turn of the century. Capitalizing on his reputation as a Civil War soldier, adventurer, and frontiersman, Cody toured the country with his show, "Buffalo Bill's Wild West," which eventually incorporated more than 1,200 performers, including the likes of Annie Oakley, Sitting Bull and his braves, and more. One of the most important and recognizable celebrities of the early twentieth century, Cody is still revered by many as a great American hero. The poster offered here, promoting his popular Custer show (in which Cody, of course, played the doomed General George Armstrong Custer), has undergone professional restoration to repair several issues. There is a large tear through the horizontal center from the left border. There is another tear that runs to the right of Buffalo Bill in the image of the woods.There are two large bites from the right border, one that slightly extends intro the red border box. After careful restoration, the restoration is almost invisible and this poster presents beautifully, with brilliant colors and exceptional graphics. If you're a student of American history, this is a rare opportunity to add a significant piece of Americana, from this rare and early silent, three reel film, to your collection. Very Good+ on Linen.

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    March, 2008
    11th-12th Tuesday-Wednesday
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