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Advert For The Paris Exhibition in Plymouth

Advert For The Paris Exhibition in Plymouth

Printer: Creber

Medium: Print on paper

Date: 1880

Shelfmark: Evan.993

Item number: 993

Genre: Leaflet

This poster is advertising an exhibition held in Union Street in Plymouth. One of the features of this exhibition is ‘Buffalo Bill’. William Frederick Cody became an infamous character in America, he rode horses with the ‘Pony Express’ and became an Army Scout. He was employed to provide meat for the men working on the Kansas Pacific Railway and got his nickname because in just 18 months he claimed to have killed 4,000 bison, or buffalo. His exploits were frequently written about in newspapers and comics and he became a hero. He produced a fantastic Wild West Show, with himself as ‘Big Chief Sitting Bull’ and toured America and Europe.

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