Oakley, Annie. A Brief Sketch of Her Career and Notes on Shooting. [N.p.]: ca. 1913, Signed
Oakley, Annie. A Brief Sketch of Her Career and Notes on Shooting. [N.p.]: ca. 1913, Signed
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Oakley, Annie. A Brief Sketch of Her Career and Notes on Shooting. [N.p.]: ca. 1913, Signed

Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000 USD

Oakley, Annie. A Brief Sketch of Her Career and Notes on Shooting. [N.p.]: ca. 1913, Signed

Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000 USD

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OAKLEY, ANNIE 


A BRIEF SKETCH OF HER CAREER AND NOTES ON SHOOTING. [N.P.]: CA. 1913 


16 pages (5 ⅛ x 3 ¼ in.; 130 x 82 mm), original illustrated wrappers; light creasing, minor wear to edges.  


Signed "Annie Oakley" on the front cover by the famed heroine of the old west


Annie Oakley (born Phoebe Ann Moses, 13 August 1860), was a famed markswomen and sharpshooter, who became a national star as a longtime feature of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show. 


The present pamphlet is a loosely obscured advertising vehicle for Union Metallic Cartridge Company, where Oakley's husband and manager, fellow marksman Frank Butler, was employed. Throughout the first person narrative, Oakley (or a ghostwriter), touches on biography ("My parents are Quakers, and I never could see they were at all interested in firearms or kind kind of shooting; in fact, they objected to it"), gun safety and skill, and includes several plugs for Union Metallic products ("After what seems to me to be exhaustless experiments, I have selected Union Metallic Cartridge Co. ammunition as the most satisfactory to me"). 

Condition Report

16 pages (5 ⅛ x 3 ¼ in.; 130 x 82 mm), original illustrated wrappers; light creasing, minor wear to edges.


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Fine Manuscript and Printed Americana
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