Movie Poster advertising Bill Pickett in The Bull-Dogger

Description (Brief):

Movie poster mounted on canvas advertising the 1922 silent western film The Bull-Dogger starring Bill Pickett. Pickett was an African-American rodeo cowboy credited with invented bulldogging, or steer wrestling. He appeared with the 101 Ranch Wild West Show under the name “The Dusky Demon,” and he was the first black cowboy to be inducted into the Rodeo Hall of Fame in 1971, forty years after his death.

Date Made: 1921

Location: Currently not on view

Web Subject: Motion PicturesEntertainmentSportsName Of Sport: RodeoLevel Of Sport: ProfessionalWeb Subject: African American


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Exhibition Location:

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1985.0879.02Accession Number: 1985.0879Catalog Number: 1985.0879.02

Object Name: poster, rodeoposter

Physical Description: ink (overall material)canvas (overall material)paper (overall material)Measurements: overall: 27 in x 41 in; 68.58 cm x 104.14 cm


Record Id: nmah_681603

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