William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody poses with a group of people in front of a tent in a camp for Buffalo Bill's Wild West in England. Nate Salsbury, owner and manager of the Wild West Show, sits in the right center of the front row next to a woman. A man sits between Cody and Salsbury. Standing behind Salsbury is John Burke, press agent for the show, wearing a wide-brimmed hat. Red Shirt, an Oglala Sioux, stands to the right of Burke. Red Shirt was the leader of the Native Americans who toured with the Wild West Show during its first trip to Europe in 1887. Another man is to the left of Burke. A stuffed buffalo head is mounted above the entrance to the tent.
"1st European tour - 1887 London, Buffalo Bill's Wild West in England - 1887 Left to right - Buffalo Bill - Standing, rear - John Burke, press agent Sioux interpreter, Frank Goins - Front, at left of lady - Nate Salsbury - Given by the family of Nate Salsbury from his collection, in 1938" handwritten on back of print; words "Indian may be Henry Deer, whose wife gave birth to baby at New Brighton near Liverpool. Baby was named Victoria Deer (for queen) and maid in waiting came with present for family in honor of birth of first Indian child born in England" penciled on back of same print.; "Dad, Burke, Sioux interpreter" penciled in upper right corner of mat on one print; words "Left to right 1st Buffalo Bill 3rd Nate Salsbury - manager of Buffalo Bill's Wild West center back, John Burke press agent Indian is Sioux interpreter (Red Shirt) 1887 duplicate" handwritten on back of one print.; Image also identified as "F30510."; Matting is severely deteriorated on both photoprints.; Title supplied by cataloger.; Vintage photographic prints.; R7001051313
1 copy photonegative ; 10 x 12 cm. (3 3/4 x 4 3/4 in.); 2 photoprints ; 15 x 20 cm. (6 x 7 3/4 in.) on mat 27 x 36 cm. (10 1/2 x 14 1/4 in.)
Is Part Of
Salsbury collection, Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show.
Wild west shows--1880-1920.; Buffalo Bill, 1846-1917.; Burke, John, d. 1917.; Salsbury, Nate, 1846-1902.; Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show.
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Reproduction Available for Purchase
Yes (digital reproduction)
Type of Material
Film negatives.; Group portraits.; Photographic prints.; Imaged.; Image