Description[Charles A. Siringo] A Cowboy Detective Advertising Broadside, with heading, "A Cowboy Detective/ True Story of Twenty-Two Years with/ a World-Famous Detective Agency/ Will be off Press about February 1, 1912." 8.5" x 17". The broadside includes a large b/w image of Siringo on horseback with a pack mule in tow; the caption beneath the image reads: "The Author Trailing Train Robber." An index of the book's twenty-two chapters follows.
Charles Siringo (1855-1928), a native Texas cowboy and author, moved to Chicago when he was thirty-one years old to join the Pinkerton Detective Agency. After he retired from the agency in 1907, he wrote a book about his work as a detective. Following a lawsuit by the agency, Siringo was ordered by a court to withhold the name Pinkerton from the book's title, Pinkerton's Cowboy Detective. The book, with its new title, A Cowboy Detective, was finally published in 1912. Fine. Ex Ben E. Pingenot.
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