A display or promotional sign, evidently from a travelling "wild west" show from the late nineteenth or early twentieth century. This broadside was most likely issued to promote a "wild west" show held at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens in 1896. Zoo officials posted a $10,000 bond to the federal government in order to bring more than forty families of Sioux from the Rosebud Reservation to perform in the show.
Lithographed broadside (17 x 20 in.; 430 x 508 mm). Mounted on board, browned and stained, some fraying at margins. In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.