1905 French postcard, Cossacks in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show

$50.00 CAD

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Scarce Souvenir postcard #3 featuring the Cossacks of the Caucasus on Horseback act, who performed in the tour of France by the famous Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show.

‘Buffalo Bill’s Wild West   3. Cosaques du Caucuse’

Name written on address section.


Light toning on front, some light smudges on back


William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody (1846 – 1917) was an American scout, bison hunter, and showman. He was born in Le Claire, Iowa Territory.

Buffalo Bill started working at the age of eleven, after his father's death, and became a rider for the Pony Express at age 14. During the American Civil War, he served the Union from 1863 to the end of the war in 1865. Later he served as a civilian scout for the US Army during the Indian Wars. He received the Medal of Honor in 1872.

One of the most colorful figures of the American Old West, Buffalo Bill's legend began to spread when he was only twenty-three. Shortly thereafter he started performing in shows that displayed cowboy themes and episodes from the frontier and Indian Wars. He founded Buffalo Bill's Wild West in 1883, taking his large company on tours in the United States and, beginning in 1887, in Great Britain and continental Europe

...The 1905 tour began in April with a two-month run in Paris, after which the show traveled around France, performing mostly one-night stands, concluding in December. The final tour, in 1906, began in France on March 4 and quickly moved to Italy for two months…