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    Cabinet Photo of John Y. Nelson and Document. In another superb Elliott and Fry photograph of 1887, John Y. Nelson poses in buckskins. Nelson was the real thing, a mountain man who had trapped alongside Jim Bridger and helped guide Brigham Young to the Great Salt Lake. Frederic Remington posed Nelson for his rendering of the mountain man. Nelson married a Lakota woman and lived happily as a Nebraska neighbor of Buffalo Bill. Cody said of him, "As a liar he has few equals and no superiors." With the picture is a handwritten document, a "deposition" prepared for a Wild West kangaroo court by Nelson accusing Cody of the theft of "one red horse with four legs and a head and tail." 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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