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    Two Cabinet Photos, Sweeney and Ferrell. Both of these photographs were taken by Anderson in 1886. Bill Sweeney, of North Platte, was the organizer and director of the Buffalo Bill's Wild West Cowboy Band. He was with the show from the beginning to its end in 1913. In an era that celebrated band music and concerts, he became one of the best known American bandmasters. Note the caption to the second photograph. Buffalo Bill never liked the ungraceful term "cowgirl." Was she a "ranchera?" Was she a "western equestrienne?" Here, Bessie Ferrell is simply a "lady rider." This lot is part of the Ed Goodman Collection. For more information, please visit this link.

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    Auction Dates
    December, 2012
    11th-12th Tuesday-Wednesday
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