June Auction Is Open For Bidding
Our Current Auction Closes Jun 17  
Home |Sitemap|Contact Us| Past Auctions  
 How to Bid   Register to Bid   Auctions   Consign   About US   Featured Lots 
If you don't have a Bidder Number, register now to bid!
back button 30 Minute Rule Begins on the Evening of June 17 at 7 PM ET
An Initial Bid Must Be Placed By 6 PM ET To Participate After 7 PM ET
Item   Title MB Now at Next bid Bids New bid Max bid  
141   William F. ‘Buffalo Bill’ Cody  $300 $363 $400 3 You must login to place a bid.

#141 - William F. ‘Buffalo Bill’ Cody

click to enlarge
Mouse Over to Zoom/Click to Enlarge

Spectacular film of Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show, originally from the Cody family
Description  

Amazing second-generation 16mm film of the Buffalo Bill Wild West Show. Single roll of silent black-and-white film is stored on one 10.5″ diameter reel with a running time of 29:30. Most likely filmed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1907–1908, this film is shot from an audience member’s perspective very close to the action. Film contains 12 separate acts from the show, each introduced with a title card, including displays of horsemanship and marksmanship, dramatic battle reenactments, and Native Americans in elaborate costumes. Opening title card reads, “Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show / Copyright No. 1, Unpublished 2976 / June 22, 1950," and the acts introduced include: “Grand Review,” “Johnny Baker Champion Marksman,” “Col. Cody Hunting Buffalo,” “Col. Cody on Horseback Shooting Glass Balls,” “Football on Horseback Indians vs. Cowboys,” and “Final Review.” In fine condition. Accompanied by a digital copy of film made by using a digital camera to record the film as it plays.

The original film was part of the collection at the Buffalo Bill Museum in Cody, Wyoming, and was transferred to 16mm in the 1940s and 50s for the purpose of preservation when the original film began to deteriorate. Two copies were made, one given to the museum and one to the Cody Family Association. This particular copy was that given to the family, and originates from the Patsy Garlow Collection of William F. Cody Family Photographs, originally sold at the auction of belongings of Cody’s last surviving child, Irma Louise Cody Garland. This very film was used by Cody’s grandson, Fred Garlow, during lectures he gave on the life of Cody. The canister retains its original label, as well as Fred Garlow’s name and address. A fantastic look at the show that made Buffalo Bill an international celebrity. Please email Tricia.Eaton@RRAuction.com if you are interested in viewing a clip of the video.


back button
Help links  
Learn more about our autograph authentication experts...
click to enlarge click to enlarge click to enlarge click to enlarge click to enlarge click to enlarge click to enlarge click to enlarge click to enlarge click to enlarge
Buyer's Premium   The Bidder acknowledges and agrees that a 22.5% buyer’s premium will be added to the hammer price on all individual Timed Auction lots. For additional information view our complete terms and conditions.
Your bid is a contract  Placing a bid online means you agree to abide by the terms and conditions listed by RRAuction.
Payment methods accepted  Money Order, Cashier's Check, Personal Check, or Wire Transfer.
Payment for items won in auction 453 is due by Monday, June 29th unless prior arrangements have been made. Late payment may result in suspension of your bidding privileges.
Further descriptions You can call us or email us if you'd like us to answer questions about these items.