Lot 272: Uncommon 4.25 x 6.5 cabinet photo of Cody in a classic Western outfit posing beside his custom-made saddle, signed and inscribed on the reverse in black ink to his close friend Thomas W. Wilkinson, "Always his friendâ€”W. C. Cody, Buffalo Bill, Chicago, Sept 7, 1893." Cabinet card published by Brisbois of Chicago with a facsimile signature of Cody in the lower border. Significant areas of paper loss to corners and soiling to the reverse, otherwise very good condition. Accompanied by several laminated newspaper articles about Wilkinson and his close friendship with Cody. Buffalo Bill brought his Wild West show to Chicago for the 1893 World's Fair, and it became one of the exposition's greatest attractions.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 467
Wednesday, 13th January 2016
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