John Y. Nelson, a scout and member of the cast of Buffalo Bill's Wild West, sits on top of the back of the Deadwood Stagecoach, which is pulled by three teams of mules. A man sits on the buckboard. Johnny Baker, William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody's foster son and a star of the show, sits inside the coach with three people, possibly including Cody himself. The group is probably in England on the first European tour of the show. The coach was built by the Abbot-Downing Co. in 1863 and shipped, on February 18, 1864, from Boston in the clipper ship G̀eneral Grant' to Louis McLane of San Francisco. Mr. McLane was president of the P̀ioneer Stage Co.,' of California. This was one of thirty-two similar coaches shipped to him r̀ound the horn' in 1863-64. It travelled across the ocean with Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, visiting all the principal cities in Europe; across the Mediterranean Sea twice, and then returned to Concord, N.H., where it was built. It was exhibited by the Wild West Show, July 4, 1895.
"1887 1st European tour From the collection of Nate salsbury, owner and manager of Buffalo Bill's Wild West - Given by the family of Nate Salsbury in 1938" handwritten on back of print.; Image also identified as "F10691."; Title typed on photoprint.; Vintage photographic print with photographer's stamp on back.; R7001052254
1 copy photonegative ; 12 x 17 cm. (4 3/4 x 6 3/4 in.); 1 photoprint ; on mat 11 x 17 cm. (4 1/2 x 6 1/2 in.)
Is Part Of
Salsbury collection, Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show.
Wild west shows--1880-1920.; Stagecoaches--1880-1890.; Buffalo Bill, 1846-1917.; Baker, Johnny, d. 1931.; Nelson, John Young, b. 1826.; Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show.
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Reproduction Available for Purchase
Yes (digital reproduction)
Type of Material
Film negatives.; Photographic prints.; Imaged.; Image