Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice
IMPORTANT: In-person floor bidding is temporarily suspended and our offices are closed, except for scheduled appointments. See details including all options for bidding remotely.

    Description

    Della Farrell: Important Early Cabinet Card with Charming Inscription on Verso by Johnny Baker. This rare image depicts Della, a star performer in Buffalo Bill's Wild West, in her performing attire. On verso are two separate inscriptions. The first one in pencil is largely illegible, but seems to refer to some incident in which Farrell lost her heel.
    The second is in ink in Baker's hand. Although it is undated, it seems as if it might have been written during a period of infatuation, which predated the couple's marriage: "Della Farrell would make all the N.P. Girls ashamed of their selves as far as Beauty and neatness is concerned. J. Baker." A delightful Wild West artifact. Minor aging, but excellent overall condition. For more information about the Johnny Baker Archive, please click here.


    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    December, 2017
    2nd Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 7
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 380

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $250,000 (minimum $19), plus 20% of any amount between $250,000 and $2,500,000, plus 12% of any amount over $2,500,000 per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2020 September 14 - 15 Americana & Political.

    Learn about consigning with us

    Heritage has gone above and beyond my expectations in handling all of my transactions in a thoroughly professional manner. I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone worldwide for the exemplary auction and valuation services they provide.
    Richard H.,
    Corsicana, TX
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search