Joe Esquival (also called Pedro) and Tony Esquival
Joe and Tony Esquivel pose on horseback in the foreground in front of a backdrop with a landscape scene painted on it for Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show. Four Native American men stand in the center background near the backdrop. Tony Esquivel rode in a benefit race in England at the end of a tour in 1887. He rode an American horse against a British horse and rider in a 10-mile race. Esquivel reportedly won because he used the "Pony Express Mount" and jumped from one moving horse to another instead of stopping and remounting a new horse as the British rider did.
[between 1885 and 1900?]
Image also identified as "F10024."; Title handwritten on photoprint.; Vintage photographic print with photographer's stamp "Louis Friesleben, photographer, 3922 State Street, Chicago" on back.; R7001051787
1 copy photonegative ; 12 x 17 cm. (4 3/4 x 6 3/4 in.); 1 photoprint ; 15 x 21 cm. (6 x 8 1/4 in.) on mat 21 x 26 cm. (8 x 10 in.)
Is Part Of
Salsbury collection, Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show.
Wild west shows--1880-1920.; Buffalo Bill, 1846-1917.; Esquivel, Pedro.; Esquivel, Tony.; Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show.
Restrictions applying to use or reproduction of this image available from the Western History/Genealogy Dept., Denver Public Library.
Reproduction Available for Purchase
Yes (digital reproduction)
Type of Material
Film negatives.; Photographic prints.; Portrait photographs.; Imaged.; Image