Buffalo Bill, i.e. William Frederick Cody, Bison hunter and a founder of modern show business (1846-1917). Portrait postcard signed.

[Vienna], 1906.

8vo. 1 p. Adressed in a different hand.


Inscribed for Vsevolod de Sipiaguine (Sipyagin) of Graz: "W. F. Cody / Buffalo Bill".

The famed cowboy and showman, announced as "Büffel Willy" on the Austrian and Bavarian legs of his tour, performed "Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show" in Vienna twice, in 1890 and again in May and June of 1906. For the latter show, a three-week affair involving a cast of 800 performers and 500 horses, an amphitheatre arena with a capacity for 12,000 viewers was built near the Rotunde dome in the Prater. "Twenty days of the show drew an audience of more than 200,000 spectators - an enormous success" (cf. Wiener Zeitung, 30 March 2016).