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    Annie Oakley Cabinet Card Signed. 4.25" x 6.5", no date (circa 1880s), Baker's Art Gallery, Columbus, Ohio. Young Ms. Oakley sits upright while holding a double-barrel shotgun with her gloved right hand.
    She has neatly and boldly signed immediately below the photograph. Annie Oakley became famous when her future husband Frank Butler bet $100 that he could beat anyone in a shooting contest. He lost the bet to Annie, but won her heart. They performed their own act for a while, which included Annie regularly shooting ashes off Frank's cigarette. They later joined Buffalo Bill's Wild West show in 1885. Ironically, her greatest source of wealth came in later years when William Randolph Hurst's newspaper created a false story that she was using cocaine. She sued Hearst and won, netting her a sum that allowed her to be a philanthropist. Small thumbtack holes are in each corner with mounting remnants on verso; near fine.


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    November, 2009
    17th-18th Tuesday-Wednesday
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