W.F. Cody - (1846-1917) – more properly known as " Buffalo Bill". Young Cody, along with his Parents and five sisters, moved to Salt Creek Valley, Kansas in 1854, when Bill Cody was only eight years of age. Later, the young man became Famous as an Indian Fighter, Scout, Pathfinder, Guide, Tracker and Courier.
"BUFFALO BILL" - OFFICIAL POSTER FROM HIS WILD WEST SHOW
Awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in 1872 - But this Extraordinary Honor was Disputed and it was later taken away from Cody. After a Long Campaign by Admirer's and Historians this Important Honor was at last Restored in the late 1980's.
- BEAUTIFULLY & ARCHIVALLY FRAMED - A DRAMATIC PRESENTATION OF - A TURN OF THE CENTURY BUFFALO BILL WILD WEST PROGRAM
Primarily a Showman, "Buffalo Bill" was Extremely Popular World-Wide. Cody's Wild West show served to extend his already Enormous Legend. The Showman even traveled to Europe with his Enormous Show. Cody was The Greatest Showman in the Entire World. "Buffalo Bill" considered himself as an Exhibitor of our Native Americans, with whom, for the Greater part of his Life, he had been on terms that varied between Hostility and Mutual Friendship.
A VIVID CLOSE-UP OF THE ACTUAL PROGRAM WHICH BUFFALO BILL INSCRIBED WITH HIS SCARE SIGNATURE FORMAT - "TRUE TO FRIEND AND FOE - W.F. CODY, BUFFALO BILL"
Featured is an - Official Wild West Show Program, from a Turn-of-The-20th Century - Buffalo Bill Wild West Show. Cody was billed as the last of the Great Scouts, by Promoter Nate Salisbury. The Amyx Collection Piece featured measures 3'.6' x 2 1/3 feet. It is Boldly Autographed in the top right of the Official Program with the following Elegant Script in "Buffalo Bill's" own hand, "True, to Friend and Foe, W. F. Cody – Buffalo Bill". This is the more important form of "Buffalo' Bill's" Scarce Holograph material.
W.F. CODY - "BUFFALO BILL" - IN A MOMENT OF REPOSE
Currently, this Historic piece is in The Raleigh DeGeer Amyx Collection A.K.A The American Heritage Collection.
HISTORIAN & COLLECTOR - RALEIGH DEGEER AMYX - 2010