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    RARE GROUP SHOT OF BUFFALO BILL'S WILD WEST SHOW IN ITALY. In 1890, Buffalo Bill took his show to Italy, where they were an astounding success. After several days in Rome, where Pope Leo XIII singled out the performers with a special blessing, the troupe then traveled to Bologna where the crowds were even larger and more impressed by the rousing western extravaganza. This impressive image, taken while the show was in Rome, features Buffalo Bill and the Indian contingent of the show in full costume, in striking detail. Buffalo Bill and his performers stand in front of several teepees and show tents, with American flags flying in the breeze. Image measures approximately 6¼" x 4½", and save for a few tiny chips at the lower right corner, is in exceptional condition. Affixed to a 10¼" x 7" photographer's mount which reads: "Buffalo Bill's Wild West" at upper left, and "Royale Photographie, Vuillemenot Montabone 188 Via Nazionale - Roma (Italia)" at lower left. Mount shows some age toning along the right border, but it does not detract from this extremely impressive photograph. From The Chris Kortlander Collection

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    November, 2007
    10th Saturday
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