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    William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody Signed Program. Four printed integral pages, signed on the cover, 7.5" x 11.25", January 6, 1906, New York, New York. The program, for a Camp-Fire Club dinner honoring "Buffalo Bill" Cody, the most iconic symbol of the wild west, is also signed by: (2) Dan Beard, woodsman, illustrator, naturalist, and founder of the Boy Scouts of America; (3) Ethelbert Talbot, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania; (4) A. A. Anderson, appointed by President Theodore Roosevelt as the first superintendent of the Yellowstone Forest Reserve and a friend of Colonel Cody for whom he designed Pahaska, Cody's hunting lodge at Yellowstone; (5) W. T. Hornaday, naturalist, hunter, conservationist, chief taxidermist at the National Museum, director of both the Institution's first zoo and the New York Zoological Park, and president of the American Bison Society; (6) Anthony Fiala, an American explorer who commanded of the Ziegler Polar Expedition from 1903 to 1905 and, in 1914, accompanied Theodore Roosevelt on his expedition into unexplored parts of Brazil; (7) W. H. Wright, a friend of Colonel Cody and engaged in freighting in the Black Hills; (8) Otto Nordenskjöld, a Swedish geologist and Antarctic explorer; and, (9) Paulding Farnham, noted jewelry designer for Louis Comfort Tiffany. Cody's bold signature is in ink, all others in pencil. Nordenskjöld's signature is extremely light. Light toning and slight weakness at the fold, else fine.

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