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William "Buffalo Bill" Cody Original Antique Photo 1880

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William "Buffalo Bill" Cody (1846-1917)
Original Antique Photo (c 1880)

One of the earliest and rarest images we've ever seen of Buffalo Bill Cody in full dress by photographer Elliott & Fry of London.  Has photographer stamp on the back .  Excellent condition for this historical 135 year old photo.  Size 4x6"..   * See enlargeable images above and below

Great c1880 Elliott & Fry albumen cabinet card of Buffalo Bill.He is standing dressed in his buckskin jacket, wears thigh-length boots and grasps his rifle.William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody (1846 – 1917) was an American scout, bison hunter, and showman.

William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody (February 26, 1846 – January 10, 1917) was an American scout, bison hunter, Civil War Veteran and showman. He was born in the Iowa Territory (now the U.S. state of Iowa), in Le Claire but he grew up for several years in his father's hometown in Canada before his family moved to the Kansas Territory.

Buffalo Bill started working at the age of eleven after his father's death, and became a rider for the Pony Express at age 14. During the American Civil War, he served from 1863 to the end of the war in 1865. Later he served as a civilian scout to the US Army during the Indian Wars, receiving the Medal of Honor in 1872.

One of the most colorful figures of the American Old West, Buffalo Bill started performing in shows that displayed cowboy themes and episodes from the frontier and Indian Wars. He founded his Buffalo Bill's Wild West in 1883, taking his large company on tours throughout the United States and, beginning in 1887, in Great Britain and Europe.

Note: Cvtreasures stamp NOT on original photo


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