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Buffalo Bill's Wild West, Rare Letter from Buffalo Bill's Dutchman and the Prairie Waif Show Manager

Ogden, Josh E. Show manager of the Buffalo Bill Combination, active 1874-1885. ALS, 2pp, 8.125 x 10.75 in., Chicago, IL. January 8, 1885. Addressed to "My Dear Hoen." Ogden writes to August Hoen, proprietor of the A. Hoen & Co., a lithographic firm based in Baltimore, MD concerning an order of promotional lithographs and portraits of Buffalo Bill for the upcoming season. The Combination show was shuttered that year in favor of Buffalo Bill's Wild West ("Mr. Cody takes the Company as his own and under his management Jany. 18, opening here on that date"), and a revised order of printed materials is submitted, including, "330 Portraits. - 330 Medles [sic]. - 400 Prairie Waif." Ogden supplies appropriate shipping and billing instructions, noting that "the Buffalo Bill's Dutchman party will square up the little account with you." Written on letterhead announcing the "Season of 1885 and 1886 / Buffalo Bill's Dutchman and The Prairie Waif / Combination. / Producing Buffalo Bill's most successful Drama, 'The Prairie Waif'" with a brief list of featured performers. 

Condition:

Creasing as expected, with light toning and some wear to edges and corners.

Estimate: $800 - $1,200
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$1,750
11/15/2019

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