Western Show Performer, Kit Carson, Jr., Cabinet Card by Mora

Cabinet card bearing a bust-length portrait of Kit Carson, Jr., wearing a dark jacket, tie, and wide-brimmed hat, with studio imprint of Mora, New York, NY on mount, ca 1875. During the 1874 season of the Buffalo Bill Combination, principal performer Texas Jack Omohundro took a brief leave of absence, forcing Buffalo Bill to hire a young man known as "Kit Carson, Jr." as his replacement. Though he bore no relation to Kit Carson, the famed frontiersman and U.S. soldier, the moniker proved advantageous in promoting the season of 1874. Upon Texas Jack's return to the stage the following year, Carson left the troupe and started his own Wild West performance group.



Scattered foxing, with small area of discoloration at upper left corner.

Estimate: $150 - $250
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