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    Buffalo Bill's Wild West: Four Programs Dating 1895, 1898, 1907, and 1910. The 1895 program, 7" x 9.5", is for a show in New York and includes shooting demonstrations by Annie Oakley and Johnny Baker and international exhibitions by Mexicans, Arabian Horsemen, and Cossacks from Russia. The 1898 program, measuring 7.25" x 9.5", is also for a New York show starring Oakley and Baker with exhibitions such as a U.S. artillery drill, a reenactment of the Battle of Little Bighorn, a "bevy of beautiful rancheras . . . in feats of daring equestrianism," races, a staged attack on the Deadwood Mail coach by Indians, and featuring a "color guard of Cuban veterans, on leave of absence [during the ongoing Spanish-American War] to give their various wounds time to heal." The 1907 program, 7.25" x 9.5", contains more full articles about the west and Buffalo Bill than did the earlier programs. Of particular interest in the 1907 program is an article and photos of the show's foreign tours. The photos include the show's tents set up under the Eiffel Tower and Indians standing on a shipwreck at John O' Groats, the northeastern tip of Scotland, and at Land's End, the southwest tip of the United Kingdom in Cornwall, England. There are also descriptions of visits by the Shah of Persia and King Edward VII of Great Britain. Printed wraps are beginning to separate. The final program, for 1910, measures 6.75" x 10". In 1910, Cody combined forces with another showman, and old friend, Major G.W. "Pawnee Bill" Lillie, to carry on the Wild West in conjunction with Pawnee Bill's Far East show. Headed "Buffalo Bill Bids You Good Bye," the farewell tour program exhibits a definite shift of focus away from Buffalo Bill and toward Pawnee Bill. The combined show lasted until 1913.

    Each of the four programs is bound in printed wraps, two of which are separating. The covers for the 1895 and 1898 issues are identical. Period ads are found throughout. In very good or better condition.

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