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    Wild West Show Performers: Group of Ephemera. A fine assemblage that features items for Captain Jack Crawford and Pawnee Bill. Consists of: autographed 3.5" x 5.5" real photo postcard of Pawnee Bill inscribed, "To Frank Gordon Lillie 'Pawnee Bill'", a 4.25" x 6.5" cabinet card by Handerst & Son of Chicago showing "Pawnee Bill's $2000.00 Team of Elk", a 1929 check signed G. W. Lillie of the "Pawnee Bill Oil Co.", and a matted and framed array of three especially interesting pieces. These include: a 3.5" x 5.5" real photo postcard of Captain Jack Crawford, an August 25, 1914 newspaper clipping of a poem by English poet William Watson urging America's involvement in the First World War, a typed transcript of the very same poem along with Crawford's poetic reply, signed "Capt Jack Crawford Late Chief of Scouts U.S.A." with annotation "Editor/ I trust that these will have your Personal Attention. I've taken some trouble to make these of interest. JWC". The anti-war poem urges a "watch and wait" policy: "Well Poet Friend, the Poet Lariet/ Has this to say for Uncle Sam to you/ We feel as did the noble Lafayette/ When we were mixed up in an English stew/ And made about the same appeal to you!... When reason reigns and selfish war has ceased/ And when despotic crowned heads have decreased/ And this the answer I would send today/ From Uncle Sam's Yankee Blue and Gray."

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2010
    17th Wednesday
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