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    CHEYENNE, WYOMING COWBOY WITH ORIGINAL LETTER - POWDER RIVER CATTLE COMPANY - SLEEVED ½ PLATE TINTYPE - ca.1883. A historic and attractive set consisting of an image of a young cowboy, and a possibly related letter detailing some of his everyday activities. The image of the cowboy wearing chaps and armed with what is likely a Colt single action Army revolver has very good contrast, clarity and brightness. The man is identified in modern blue ink on the reverse of the sleeved image as, "Marston Tebbetts of Boston - Cheyenne 1883". The paper sleeve measures 4"x 6" overall, and has the original seals. The letter has the same identification written on the front in modern ink. The letterhead is very striking with graphics of brands, and the period script reads in part, "thought I would take advantage of this opportunity to write you - my departure for Powder R. for which place I start in the morn. I left Chicago the latter part of March, and have been in Nebraska, most of the time since buying horses. I bought 45 head, at an average of $44.50 on May 3, and sold them yesterday at $55.00 each. I will drive them to the R.R. for the buyer, and thence propose to go to the North. Pac. R. R. to take up and purchase some land, which promises to be valuable in a few years." A great set of related Wyoming cowboy items.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2007
    10th Saturday
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