Sitting Bull & William "Bufalo Bill" Cody
Very Rare Signatures!
Sitting Bull & William "Buffalo Bill" Cody • Wild West - Scarce large ink signature, “Sitting Bull,” on an off-white 3.25 x 2 card, with an ink notation in another hand reading “(See back of Card),” written at the bottom of the card; and a vintage 3 x 4.5 postcard photo of Cody atop his horse, signed vertically in fountain pen, “W. F. Cody, ‘Buffalo Bill.’” Both are exquisitely double cloth matted and framed by the Kenneth Rendell gallery, with two descriptive plaques and a photo of Sitting Bull in a full War Bonnet as he appeared in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, to an overall size of 23.25 x 19. Some scattered trivial soiling to Sitting Bull’s card, and a couple of diagonal creases to Cody’s photo, as well as a bit of scattered light silvering, otherwise fine condition. Sitting Bull joined Cody’s Wild West Show in 1885 and stayed for just four months. Despite enduring the taunts from the audience that identified him with the massacre at Little Big Horn, he was able to earn a small fortune by charging for his autograph and picture. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.