Buffalo Bill's Wild West bull paper toy

Description (Brief):

Hand-cut paper toy printed with an illustration of bull running, part of a child's play set of chromolithograph cutout toys representing characters from the Buffalo Bill Wild West show. Figures in the 41-piece set include William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody, trick riders, American Indian performers, steer, buffaloes, bulls, horses, and the Deadwood stagecoach. Produced on a set of sheets by McLoughlin Brothers, publishers of children’s books and board games, the cards were cut out and mounted on wooden bases. They could be arranged to re-create two well-known acts from Cody’s enormously popular production. One group of figures enacts “The Capture of the Deadwood Mail,” a gunfight over a stagecoach between mounted Native Americans and cowboys. The other group displays the show’s buffalo hunt.

Location: Currently not on view

Subject: WestWild West Shows


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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2012.0071.38Accession Number: 2012.0071Catalog Number: 2012.0071.38

Object Name: paper toy

Measurements: overall: 3 in x 4 in; 7.62 cm x 10.16 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-9281-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1419482

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