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    Cast Iron Russo-Japanese War Shooting Gallery Target Made in Chicago. 13" x 14.5" cast iron shooting gallery target depicting a Japanese soldier. Originally painted red (evidenced on the verso), it was repainted numerous times over the years. Much of the overpaint has been removed, revealing splotches of yellow, red, blue and dark green/black. It is quite heavy, weighing nearly 13 pounds. An example is pictured on page 68 of Richard & Valerie Tucker's reference book "Step Right Up!" It is attributed to the Hoffman manufacturing company of Chicago. According to the consignor, our example first saw use at Camden Park in Huntington, West Virginia, beginning in 1910. With the advent of WWII, the Park was sold and the target reused in a gallery near the court house. Based on the style, it was probably marketed shortly after the Russo-Japanese War of 1905. There are apparently only two examples known.

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    February, 2020
    22nd-23rd Saturday-Sunday
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