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    [Johnny Baker]. Group of Photographs of Tour Train Wreck. Five photographs, 4.5" x 6.5", circa 1916, taken during "Buffalo Bill and the 101 Ranch Wild West" tour. The crash, which luckily came at season's end, occurred in Virginia. There were no human lives lost, but as the four vivid photographs show, the toll among the horses was heartbreaking. Buffalo Bill had suffered train wrecks before. The worst was probably in 1901, which would be the crash that convinced Annie Oakley and Frank Butler that the time had come to retire.

    This group also includes a 4.5" x 6.5" picture taken earlier in the season, an optimistic time when Buffalo Bill posed next to his private car with Johnny and Olive Baker and with Sergeant William White who starred in the "Preparedness" part of the 1916 show. Sgt. White rose to become an officer in the 82nd Field Artillery and married Gladys, the younger daughter of Johnny Baker. The photographs are lightly toned, but still detailed and clear. For more information about the Johnny Baker Archive, please click here.


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    December, 2017
    2nd Saturday
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