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Cody, William F. ("Buffalo Bill")
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 2,125 USD
JUMP TO LOT
291
Cody, William F. ("Buffalo Bill")
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 2,125 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Cody, William F. ("Buffalo Bill")

Autograph letter signed ("W.F. Cody"), 1 page (11 x 8 3/8 in.; 280 x 212 mm) on "Buffalo Bill'S Wild West, the Bailey Building, 27 East 22d Street, New York City" letterhead, Providence, Rhode Island, 6 July [19]08, to [Joseph Kossuth] Dixon; formerly folded, two small spots in upper margin as residue from mounting. Brown cloth clamshell box with reproduction portraits, blindstamped title on spine.


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Literature

On Dixon, see A. Trachtenberg, Shades of Hiawatha, (2004), p. 214

Catalogue Note

Dixon, "educational director" of the Wanamaker Stores,  was considering making a motion picture on "Custer's Last Stand" and was looking for people to re-enact the event. Cody replies: "...Yes I done the Battle of the Little Big Horn or Custer's last charge for years. I was the originator of it as an actual battle scene. And before doing it I went to Mrs. Custer and asked her if she had any objections. She said no for she felt I would do justice to the subject. And it would be the means of perpetuating the memory of her husband. Yes I have the Indians and Soldiers with me. And we could do the Battle with my people if we only had time. It would be asking too much of my people & horses to rehearse & do it during the hot weather. But perhaps when we get west we might do it."

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