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    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.


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