Sunday, December 30, 2012

Wild West Shows--Then And Now

Hunting Bison and Wapiti at the Great American Exhibition in Great Britain 1887.  Anyone who doesn't think engravings and posters were exaggerated, need only compare the engraving above, with the photo below.  I have to think transporting herds of bison,elk, horse's and people, by boat to England and Europe was a massive, massive undertaking.   Does anyone know of an exact source that list's the numbers/types of animals that were transported?

Buffalo Bill and Sitting Bull

In addition to this not being Sitting Bull, but actually Iron Tail, possibly negotiating a new contract with Buffalo Bill, I suggest Iron Tail misinterpreted what Bill was telling him at 0:12 and 0:15 about the "clause" in the contract.  There's no business, like show business, like no business I know........  :)

Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show filmed by Thomas Edison

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