Nineteenth-century History

Large Buffalo Bill Poster Found

I read an interesting article on 9news.com yesterday that I thought I would share here. For those of you who don’t know what 9news is, it’s one of Denver’s news channels (NBC).

The article is about a new poster that was found dating back to 1887 promoting Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show. The poster was used an as advertisement for the show in London when they toured in England.

Here is a portion of the article:

DENVER – He may just be Denver’s most famous resident: Buffalo Bill Cody. Buffalo hunter, pony express rider, Indian fighter, and of course – showman.

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His famous Wild West Show brought a slice of his life to millions of people all over the world. It featured cowboys, Indians, horses and Annie Oakley, the most famous markswoman in history.

Flash forward 122 years. Coloradan Steve Woodruff collects vintage posters. Recently he found a doozie – a 9 foot high, 28 foot long billboard promoting Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show in London in 1887.

It’s so big, that he injured his arm remodeling his gallery in Edwards so it would fit.

“I just realized what an amazing piece of American history it is,” Woodruff said. “Just decades of American history all rolled into one piece of art.”

It features Buffalo Bill and his trusty horse Charlie bowing to Queen Victoria.

You can find the full article here.

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