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Wild West Show original company, ca. 1884

Author: Nathan Salsbury
Publisher: [1884?]
Series: Salsbury collection, Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show.
Edition/Format:   Image : Graphic : Photograph : Picture : English
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
The original cast of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show poses for a group portrait. William Frederick ("Buffalo Bill") Cody sits in the center of the second row wearing a wide-brimmed hat. Seated on the ground in front of Cody is John Y. Nelson, driver of the Deadwood Stage in the show. Nelson's Sioux wife and children are seated next to him in the front row. Standing just behind Cody is young Johnny Baker, Cody's foster  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Imaged
Photographic prints
Named Person: Buffalo Bill; John Young Nelson; Johnny Baker; William Levi Taylor; Jim Lawson; Nathan Salsbury; Frank North; Jule Keen; Ma Whitaker.; Adam Bogardus; Albert Scheibel; Seth Hathaway; John Young Nelson; Adam Bogardus
Material Type: Graphic, Photograph, Picture, Internet resource
Document Type: Visual material, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nathan Salsbury
OCLC Number: 36102757
Notes: Title from inventory prepared in Western History Department, Denver Public Library.
Vintage photographic print.
"Buffalo Bill's Wild West - 1884 1st row center - John Nelson, squawman and Deadwood Stage Coach driver His wife (sioux Indian) and children at right" and "Johnny Baker's wife rode The night her baby was born, she was in the saddle three hours after L ̲took care of the baby" handwritten on back of print.
"Buffalo Bill's Wild West 1884 1st row center - John Nelson Squawman and Deadwood Stage coach driver His wife (Sioux Indian) and children at right -- 2nd row - #1 M̀a' Whitaker - wardrobe mistress, #7 Jule Keene - treasurer, #8 Frank North, #9 Nate Salsbury, #10 Buffalo Bill, #11 A.H. Bogardus, 3 sons, #12 Albert Scheibel, sec'y -- 3rd row - #2 Seth Hathaway, last Pony Express rider, #5 Jim Lawson, #6 Buck Taylor -- last row, right - John Higby, Sioux Indians, Mexican vaqueros and other American cowboys -- Johnny Baker between Cody and Salsbury" also handwritten on back of print.
"Entire company in 1891 had 640 (̀? illegible word)'members - 20 English soldiers, 20 German soldiers, 20 American soldiers, 12 Cossacks, 6 Argentine riders, 20 vaqueros Old Mexico, 25 cowpunchers, 100 Sioux Indians, 6 cowgirls, 27 in the band" handwritten on back of print.
Image also identified as "F20668;" see also "NS-214," "NS-215" and "NS-217."
Description: 1 photoprint ; on mat 27 x 42 cm. (10 1/2 x 16 3/4 in.)
Series Title: Salsbury collection, Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show.

Abstract:

The original cast of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show poses for a group portrait. William Frederick ("Buffalo Bill") Cody sits in the center of the second row wearing a wide-brimmed hat. Seated on the ground in front of Cody is John Y. Nelson, driver of the Deadwood Stage in the show. Nelson's Sioux wife and children are seated next to him in the front row. Standing just behind Cody is young Johnny Baker, Cody's foster son who became a star of the show. Behind Baker is Buck Taylor, "King of the Cowboys" in the show. To the left of Taylor is Jim Lawson, another cowboy in the show. The man seated to the left of Cody wearing a straw hat is Nate Salsbury, owner and manager of the wild west show. Major Frank North is seated next to him, followed by Jule Keen, treasurer of the show. The woman on the far left end of the second row of seated people is "Ma" Whitaker, whose husband "Pa" was an announcer for the show. On the right of Cody is A.H. Bogardus, an original partner in the show, and his three sons followed by Albert Scheibel, secretary of the show. Standing second from the left in the third row is Seth Hathaway, the last Pony Express rider. Numerous unidentified Native American men, women and children sit in the front row and on the sides of the group.

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