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Lot 3016: Buffalo Bill Signed Out Panoramic Group Portrait

Documented William "Buffalo Bill" Cody Signed Panoramic Group Portrait Postcard Addressed to His Friend Hattie Horr in 1908 with Book

Auction Date: December 11, 2022

Lot 3016: Buffalo Bill Signed Out Panoramic Group Portrait

Documented William "Buffalo Bill" Cody Signed Panoramic Group Portrait Postcard Addressed to His Friend Hattie Horr in 1908 with Book

Auction Date: December 11, 2022

Estimated Price: $1,600 - $2,250
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Documented William "Buffalo Bill" Cody Signed Panoramic Group Portrait Postcard Addressed to His Friend Hattie Horr in 1908 with Book

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Catalog Page: 16
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The portrait is folded into seven panels and measures 5 1/2 by 25 inches overall. Buffalo Bill is shown at the center of the group of Native Americans, and "W.F. Cody./'Buffalo Bill'/1908" is signed below. The bottom right of the print has "COPYRIGHT BY STACY, BROOKLYN, N.Y., 1908." The back is stamped "POST CARD" and has an "EAU CLAIRE/AUG 20/6-M/1908/WIS." postal mark, a Benjamin Franklin 1 cent stamp, and "Miss Hattie Horr/Cody./Wyo." Hattie Grace Horr (1881-1966) was born in Bozeman, Montana. Her mother, Aurilia I. Davis, married McFall in 1898. The no. 2 of 500 signed copy of "Buffalo Bill's Wild West" by R.L. Wilson is included. This signed portrait is shown on page 250 along with two rifles presented to the Horr family of Cody, Wyoming, including a Winchester Model 1890 inscribed to Hattie Horr from Cody. The caption notes that Wild Bill was a close friend of David McFall, who was one of the town's founders and the owner of the Hart Mountain Inn. It also indicates that Hattie and her brother Leonard looked up to Cody as a father figure and notes that Cody gave gifts to the town's children. Hattie's rifle is in the Cody Firearms Museum at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West. Buffalo Bill's Wild West came to Eau Claire, Wisconsin, on August 20, 1908, was towards the end of Buffalo Bill's Wild West run that began back in 1884. In 1909, his group combined with Pawnee Bill's Far East, and their acts came back to Eau Claire on August 3, 1912. The town of Cody, Wyoming, was founded in 1896.

Rating Definition:

Very good with distinct image and markings, mild age and storage related wear, and folds. The book is very good with minimal age and storage related wear. This is an excellent piece of rarely seen Buffalo Bill memorabilia.



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