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    Calamity Jane: Rare Image of the Frontierswoman. A 4.25" x 6.5" cabinet card, identified in the image as "Calamity Jane, Gen. Crook's Scout." She is shown armed with a repeating rifle, ammunition belt, and revolver. Martha Jane Cannary (1852-1903) worked as a scout for Gen. Crook and was a colleague of Buffalo Bill. She acquired her nickname in 1872 after rescuing Captain Egan from certain death during an Indian ambush in South Dakota. She later appeared in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, but was dismissed for drunkenness, dying two years later. She was buried next to Wild Bill Hickok in Deadwood, S.D. Photographer's credit at bottom of mount reads: "Wilson 389 State St. Chicago. Theatrical Celebrities". The reverse has paper residue from previous mounting in an album. The mount has some abrasions and light soiling. The portrait itself is bold with some abrasion to the left. Undated, but likely circa 1880. Images of Calamity Jane are significantly rarer than those for Annie Oakley.

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