Photo, Print, Drawing The Cookhouse Tent and Steam Wagon from Buffalo Bill's Wild West, 1913.
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- The Cookhouse Tent and Steam Wagon from Buffalo Bill's Wild West, 1913.
- Every aspect of circuses and shows such as Buffalo Bill's Wild West was of interest to spectators in the towns and cities visited by these traveling spectacles. In this image dating from 1913, local townspeople gather to watch the cookhouse staff of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show prepare a meal outside the cookhouse tent. The steam wagon and cookhouse tent can be seen, along with the backs of the spectators, who include both men and women. The picture was taken by G. Herbert Whitney, an amateur photographer from Lewiston, Maine, which suggests that the photograph may have been taken in that state. William F. Cody (known as Buffalo Bill, 1846--1917) was a scout, frontiersman, entrepreneur, and showman who ran Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show in the period 1883-1913. The show popularized the American West in performances on both sides of the Atlantic.
- Whitney, George Herbert, 1878-1965 Photographer.
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- [place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 1913.
- - United States of America
- - 1913
- - Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show
- - Buffalo Bill, 1846-1917
- - Circus
- - Cooking
- - Cooks
- - Spectators
- - Stoves
- - Tents
- - Wagons
- - Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
- - Original resource extent: Glass-plate negative.
- - Original resource at: Circus World Museum.
- - Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.
- 1 online resource.
- John M. Brown Collection
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Whitney, George Herbert, Photographer. The Cookhouse Tent and Steam Wagon from Buffalo Bill's Wild West. United States of America, 1913. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified] Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021670643/.
APA citation style:
Whitney, G. H. (1913) The Cookhouse Tent and Steam Wagon from Buffalo Bill's Wild West. United States of America, 1913. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified] [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021670643/.
MLA citation style:
Whitney, George Herbert, Photographer. The Cookhouse Tent and Steam Wagon from Buffalo Bill's Wild West. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified] Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021670643/>.