Photo, Print, Drawing William "Buffalo Bill" Cody.

About this Item

Title

  • William "Buffalo Bill" Cody.

Summary

  • William Fredrick "Buffalo Bill" Cody (1846--1917) was at different times a trapper, miner, Pony Express rider, scout, wagon master, stagecoach driver, legislator, and Civil War soldier. He earned his nickname, Buffalo Bill, because of his skill in supplying the Kansas Pacific Railroad with buffalo meat for its workers; in 18 months, he killed more than 4,000 buffalos. In 1883, he started the Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show in Omaha, Nebraska, using cowboys and Native Americans to portray scenes from the West. The show recreated daring rescues, heroic battles, and Native American dances, fascinating audiences around the world. The show went to Europe and was wildly successful. It was the main American contribution to Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee celebration in 1887, and the queen herself attended a private command performance. Cody's Wild West re-enactment was staged alongside the World's Columbian Exposition in 1893 and was the talk of Chicago. This 1907 portrait of Cody is by Frederick W. Glasier (1866--1950), a photographer in Brockton, Massachusetts, who documented major outdoor shows and circuses. Many of his photographs appeared in the circus publications of the day.

Names

  • Glasier, F. W. (Frederick W.), 1866-1950 Photographer.

Created / Published

  • [place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 1907.

Headings

  • -  United States of America
  • -  1907
  • -  Buffalo Bill, 1846-1917
  • -  Portrait photographs
  • -  Portraits

Notes

  • -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
  • -  Original resource extent: 1 contemporary black-and-white print from glass-plate negative ; 10 x 8 inches.
  • -  Original resource at: The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art.
  • -  Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.

Medium

  • 1 online resource.

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021670516

Online Format

  • compressed data
  • image

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Chicago citation style:

Glasier, F. W. , Photographer. William "Buffalo Bill" Cody. United States of America, 1907. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified] Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021670516/.

APA citation style:

Glasier, F. W. (1907) William "Buffalo Bill" Cody. United States of America, 1907. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified] [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021670516/.

MLA citation style:

Glasier, F. W. , Photographer. William "Buffalo Bill" Cody. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified] Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021670516/>.