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    Group of Three Wild West Show Actors' Photographs. Including: "Texas Jack" Omohundro Stereoview. 7" x 3.5". The famous scout and frontiersman is pictured chest up, in suit and cravat, hair slicked down on top is free flowing curls at his temples. Photographed by Gurney & Son of New York. Areas of light staining, else fine. John Baker "Texas Jack" Omohundro (1846-1880 moved to Texas in his teens and served as a scout and courier for Jeb Stuart in the Civil War. In the post-war period, he participated in cattle drives on the Chisholm Trail and befriended Buffalo Bill Cody. The two fought Indians, hunted buffalo, and served as guides on organized buffalo hunts. They then turned to the stage, appearing in 1872 in Chicago in Ned Buntline's production of "Scouts of the Prairie." [and:] Samuel Cody. 4.5" x 3.75". Cody is seen sitting in a buggy with another man, both laps covered in a hide blanket. Beside the road and behind them are seven young men with an eighth man on horseback on the road behind. Mounted to a backing board to an overall size of 6.5" x 4.25". Cody (1867-1913) was a performer and early aviation pioneer. He died in 1913 while testing his latest airplane design, the Cody Floatplane. [and:] Gordon "Pawnee Bill" Lillie and May Lillie, circa 1890s. 4.25" x 6.5". In this wonderful Sword Brothers, Pennsylvania cabinet card, Pawnee Bill is pictured in fringed jacket and knee-high boots leaning softly upon a double-barrel shotgun. Upon his right shoulder leans his wife, May. Scattered areas of soiling and light damage to corners of the card. Lillie (1860-1942) toured in the early 1880s with Buffalo Bill Cody as a translator for the Pawnee Indians in the Wild West. He and May (1869-1936) married in 1886 and started their own Wild West show two years later. She died shortly after their fiftieth wedding anniversary. From the estate collection of E.F. Mueller.

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