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Lot #273
William F. 'Buffalo Bill' Cody Signed Oversized Photograph

Striking equestrian portrait of Buffalo Bill, presented to the wife of 'Cowboy Governor' Ezra Savage

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Striking equestrian portrait of Buffalo Bill, presented to the wife of 'Cowboy Governor' Ezra Savage

Fantastic oversized vintage matte-finish 12 x 9.75 photo of Buffalo Bill on horseback, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, "W. F. Cody, 'Buffalo Bill,' To Mrs. Governor Savage, Tacoma, Sep. 16th 1910." In very good to fine condition, with some soiling to the borders, and light silvering and fading to the image.

Buffalo Bill's famous Wild West Show performed in Tacoma, Washington on September 16, 1910, where he evidently presented this signed photograph to Julia McCullough Savage, wife of former Nebraska Governor Ezra P. Savage. In July 1901, the National Magazine profiled Gov. Savage: 'He has been termed the 'Cowboy Governor,' and he earned the title on a ranch in western Nebraska. In appearance, he resembles Colonel W. F. Cody, although he does not affect the long hair of 'Buffalo Bill.'' After his term ended, the Savage family moved to Tacoma. A nice portrait with a great association and a large, clear autograph of the legendary Western showman.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts Featuring John F. Kennedy
  • Dates: #692 - Ended May 15, 2024

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