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    BUFFALO BILL "LOOKING FOR GAME". Taken at Cody's TE Ranch, circa 1902. Cody purchased the ranch in 1895 and immediately began expanding the land holdings. The late 1890s were relatively prosperous for the Wild West Show, and Cody used some of the profits to accumulate additional land - eventually acquiring some 8,000 acres and running more than a thousand head of cattle. He also operated a dude ranch, sponsored pack horse camping trips, and ran a big game hunting business at the ranch. Perhaps this image was taken during one of his big game hunts; the great showman is captured as he scans the horizon for game. Cody stands in a pasture area holding his rifle at the ready (with his spectacles in his left hand). This unusual 2¾" x 4¼" sepia image was probably taken in late winter, as there are small patches of snow on the ground at Cody's feet and the trees in the background are barren of leaves. Mounted on black matte board with the following penciled on verso in two distinct, unidentified hands: "Col. W.F. Cody ('Buffalo Bill') at the TE Ranch, WY. Looking for Game. C.S. Slobie - 1902." Photo and backing card are in exceptional condition, being clean, unblemished and sharp. Very desirable! From The Chris Kortlander Collection

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