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william frederick cody | William Frederick CODY dit Buffalo Bill (1846-1917).

william frederick cody | William Frederick CODY dit Buffalo Bill (1846-1917).

Wanted! “Young, skinny and wiry” orphans preferred. This kind of advertisement would probably get you in legal trouble today. But the job was dangerous and boys with no family ties wouldn’t be missed. They needed boys who were lightweight to put less stress on the horse. The advisement worked; with pay of $25 a week and the lure of adventure they had plenty of job seekers.  This advertisement show how much our society has changed in 150 years.

Wanted! “Young, skinny and wiry” orphans preferred. This kind of advertisement would probably get you in legal trouble today. But the job was dangerous and boys with no family ties wouldn’t be missed. They needed boys who were lightweight to put less stress on the horse. The advisement worked; with pay of $25 a week and the lure of adventure they had plenty of job seekers. This advertisement show how much our society has changed in 150 years.

Rare photographs of Buffalo Bill Cody’s tour of Scotland 110 YEARS AGO up for auction with images of Old West legend expected to fetch thous...

Photographs of Buffalo Bill Cody’s tour of Scotland up for auction

Rare photographs of Buffalo Bill Cody’s tour of Scotland 110 YEARS AGO up for auction with images of Old West legend expected to fetch thous...

Indian performers, backstage at Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show. Three unknown performers, wearing war paint and breech cloths, wait behind tall fabric screens for their moment in front of the audience. Horses and a covered wagon can be seen in the background, as well as the top of a large tent. From The Chris Kortlander Collection 2007 Dallas, TX - Harrisburg Western Photography & Artifacts Signature Auction #679

Indian performers, backstage at Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show. Three unknown performers, wearing war paint and breech cloths, wait behind tall fabric screens for their moment in front of the audience. Horses and a covered wagon can be seen in the background, as well as the top of a large tent. From The Chris Kortlander Collection 2007 Dallas, TX - Harrisburg Western Photography & Artifacts Signature Auction #679

Photo taken 1901 in England. William F. Cody (aka Buffalo Bill) is in center on horseback. Iron Tail (Oglala) is in right foreground on horseback.

Photo taken 1901 in England. William F. Cody (aka Buffalo Bill) is in center on horseback. Iron Tail (Oglala) is in right foreground on horseback.

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