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    EXCEPTIONALLY DETAILED BUST IMAGE OF WILLIAM F. CODY. London photographer C. Vandyk captures Buffalo Bill's countenance in amazing detail, circa 1887. The Wild West Show enjoyed enormous success in its participation in England's 1887 Colonial and India Exposition. Twice-a-day shows hosted crowds upwards of 30,000 for months, and were attended by European heads of state and royalty alike. Queen Victoria, who hadn't made a public appearance in the 25 years since her husband's death, attended several performances. This 4" x 5½" bust photo shows Cody in ¾ profile, wearing his beaded and fringed buckskin jacket, an embroidered satin shirt, and a wide-brimmed tan hat. Affixed to Vandyk's slightly larger mount, which indicates on verso that this image is No. 1060 D. Every line and shadow is precisely detailed; photo is not only sharp but amazingly clean, fresh, and seemingly brand new. You've never seen one this pretty! From The Chris Kortlander Collection

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    10th Saturday
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