A Colt Model 1849 Pocket Percussion Revolver bearing Serial Number 121779/ Revolver is chambered in .31 and has a 6" long barrel. Inscription on back strap reads "To Texas Jack W.F. 'Buffalo Bill' Cody ".
Photograph by Lee Moorhouse. A man, identified as Donald McKay of the Cayuse tribe, sits on a small log in the woods on the bank of a narrow creek. Many of the branches that frame the photograph are bare, and the ground is littered with leaves. The man's hair is white or gray, and he has a long mustache. He wears European style clothing: a broad-brimmed felt hat, a dark cloth jacket with lapels trimmed in lighter cloth, a checked shirt with cloth cravat, jeans or cloth trousers, and boots. In his left hand he holds a curved walking cane. Behind and to his left are several broad planks of wood that reach like a bridge from the bank of the creek to about two-thirds across the water.
Advertisement for Ned Buntline stories in The New York Weekly
A newspaper advertisement in The New York Weekly, announcing Ned Buntline's new story, Mountain Tom. The announcement closes with "The story will come next in our great series of Western-life novels, and will be closely followed by Texas Jack, one of the greatest living heroes and scouts in the West, the friend and partner of Buffalo Bill. Colonel Judson has lost no time, even in his summer wanderings, but as usual has kept his thoughts on the New York Weekly and its millions of readers."
Seated are Texas Jack (John B. Omohundro) and Buffalo Bill (William F. Cody). Behind them are Elijah P. Greene, Eugene B. Overton, and James A. Scott. Taken at the end of the Scouts of the Prairie tour, summer 1873.
Three Early Photographs of Buffalo Bill, Ned Buntline & Texas Jack, each 6.5 x 4.25", mounted on linen back thin card stock. These images were taken in 1875 during Bill's first stage appearance in New York when he appeared with Buntline, Omohundro, and Hickok in the short-running "Scouts of the Plains." Probably taken by George Rockwood (See Cowan's Fall 2005 Historic American Auction, Lot 1163). Should be considered rarely encountered images. Provenance:Property of the former First National Bank of Fremont, Indiana
Condition:Each toned. The first with a applied manuscript label affecting Buntline's image; image of Buntline w/horizontal crease at ankles. Lot about VG.
Scarce Texas Jack Broadside, for an 1878 performance at the Academy of Music, N.Y. (ed. Probably for a show in Fall River, MA.) A.S. Seer Steam Theatrical Printers, N.Y., 10.5" 29". A fine, early broadside, with TEXAS JACK Hero of the Yellowstone the headliner. Curiously, the sheet also advertises a performance of the Scouts of the Plains. Texas Jack, along with Cody, Hickok and Buntline first performed this drama in 1874, launching the career of Omohundro and Cody. Condition:Light scattered foxing, folds and 1.5" tear right margin, VG.
Wild Bill Hickok CDV, by Gurney & Son, with photographer's imprint recto and verso; verso with pasted newspaper obituary indicating He was buried in a full suit of broadcloth with his rifle beside him. One of at least two negatives taken of Bill by Gurney, presumably during his 1873 visit to New York when he was performing with Cody, Buntline and Texas Jack Omohundro.