1880s Cowgirl / Sharpshooter Wild West Show Performer Cabinet Card Photo
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1880s Cowgirl / Sharpshooter Wild West Show Performer Cabinet Card Photo:
Very Rare and fantastic, original, 1880's, Cabinet Card Photograph of a beautiful young Cowgirl with a target gun. The young lady is dressed in a fringed jacket and skirt, wide brimmed cowboy hat, moccasin style shoes and tall leggings. This well dressed Cowgirl is believed to be a Sharpshooter / "Crack Shot" / Wild West Show Performer.
This wonderful, Western Americana / Wild West Show Performer Cabinet Card Photo measures approx. 3 3/4" by 5 1/2" is mounted on its original, photographer’s card mount (overall size of mount is 4 1/4” by 6 1/2”). The Photo pictures our beautiful Cowgirl seated on a chair in a photographer’s studio. Her hair is long and flowing in the style of “Little Sure Shot” Annie Oakley. She holds what appears to be a small caliber, target rifle in her hands across her lap. We have not been able to determine the manufacturer or the Model of the rifle but it appears to of the type used by professional "crack shot" / "trick shot" performers. We would greatly appreciate any information regarding the type of rifle pictured here (we have included a few close up scans below). She also has a revolver at her belt along with a rather large Bowie Knife!!
It has been suggested to us that this young woman looks an awful lot like a very young Lulu Bell Parr - one of the Cowgirls who performed with Buffalo Bill’s Wild West - but Parr was not a sharpshooter but a bronco rider. We have done some cursory research in our attempt to identify this beautiful young Cowgirl but have come up blank. We would greatly appreciate any information that would help us identify her!!!
The Cowgirl in the Photo is not identified in any way although the card mount does carry the mark of the photographer - Duffey of Sharon, Pennsylvania.
This outstanding Cabinet Card came to us as part of a wonderful collection of Western and Firearms Subject Tintypes, CDV’s and Cabinet Cards which we are selling this week and next on . It is unconditionally guaranteed original and of the period and comes with our usual lifetime guarantee of authenticity and “no questions asked” return privilege. Be sure to check out this seller’s other sales for a number of other fantastic 19th century Photographs from this small but wonderful collection!!!
This outstanding, Western Americana / Cowgirl Performer Cabinet Card Photo is in very good condition. The Photo exhibits sharp focus, strong contrast and rich tonality. There is some light soiling to the Photo as well as three small white spots on the Cowgirl herself (two on the right side of her jacket and one on her right cheek) and the card mount has some light edge wear and soiling.
A very rare and wonderful, 1880's Cabinet Card Photograph of a beautiful young Cowgirl with a target rifle who is believed to be a Sharpshooter / "Crack Shot" / Wild West Show Performer and a fantastic addition to any collection!!!
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