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    "Doc" Carver: Sharpshooter and Wild West Show Producer. William Frank "Doc" Carver (1851-1927) was a colleague and competitor of William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody. Carver, a practicing dentist, developed a skill as a sharpshooter, winning many competitions and awards. He was partners with Buffalo Bill for a brief period and later ran a competing Wild West Show. He eventually specialized in a "diving horse" act which proved popular over the course of many years. Here he appears in old age in a formal studio portrait measuring 6" x 9" overall. His Western background is reflected in the buffalo hide collar on his overcoat. The photo was part of a Doc Carver archive contained in the Greg Martin Collection that included boots and beaded gloves, all belonging to the great showman.

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    May, 2011
    21st Saturday
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