DescriptionWilliam F. Cody "Buffalo Bill" and His Horse "Charlie" Cabinet Card. Elliott & Fry Photographers, London, studio mark. Dressed in his fringed and beaded buckskin jacket and holding his Winchester lever action rifle, Buffalo Bill sits atop his faithful horse "Charlie". The cabinet card is captioned "Col. W. F. Cody, (Buffalo Bill,) & His Old War Horse "Charlie." Though the photograph was undoubtedly taken outdoors, there are painted canvas backdrops of mountains and other western features to enhance the setting. A former owner has written in ink at the bottom of the card: "Erastina, Staton [sic] Island Aug 9th 1888". From the Emory A. Cantey Western Collection.
Condition: Slightly toned, else near fine.
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