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Prince Studio [Cabinet photograph of William F. Cody]

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02508.04 Author/Creator: Prince Studio Place Written: New York Type: Photograph signed Date: circa 1894 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Signed by Cody with "W.F. Cody" and "Buffalo Bill." Shown in a suit with a full white mustache and a beard growing only from his chin. Taken by Prince Studio, 31 Union Square, New York, and Penn. Ave & 11th St. Washington, D.C.

People: Buffalo Bill, 1846-1917.
Cody, William F., 1846-1917.

Historical Era: Rise of Industrial America, 1877-1900

Keywords/Subjects: American West, Art, Music, Theater, and Film, Circus

Sub Era: Development of the West