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    Billy Bullock Cabinet Photos, Portrait in the Arena, and Narrative, 1887. The cowboy (originally spelled cow-boy) was generally regarded as an undisciplined ruffian until Buffalo Bill's Wild West made a hero out him. By the time these pictures were taken, the cowboy was a "knight of the plains." Note Billy Bullock's trappings of chivalry. He wears his chaps and hats almost as a suit of armor, and in the arena he displays his heroics with sidearm and lariat. The curious thing about Bullock, as the enclosed note with its small-world story shows, is that his visit to England was a homecoming. This lot is part of the Ed Goodman Collection. For more information, please visit this link.

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    December, 2012
    11th-12th Tuesday-Wednesday
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