Buffalo Bill Cody & Teddy Roosevelt Photo by Hanley

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  • Item Category: Fine Art
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Feb 19, 2008
  • Channel: Auction House

Buffalo Bill Cody with Teddy Roosevelt, photographed by L. Moxie Hanley of KC, MO. Moxie Hanley was the Press Agent and Photographer for Buffalo Bill and The Wild West Show. Teddy is wearing a Rough Rider Uniform and they are sitting in a vintage ragtop car. I believe that the little girl in the back seat is Teddy's daughter Alice, and t is an unknown military officer, most likely an aide-de-camp. The loose paper label that was with this (and will be included) says, "This photo was given to me by the photographer L. Moxie Hanley. Who was with Buffalo Bill."

Based on the rest of this collection, I would say this photo was printed in the 1960's by the photographer from an older negative, maybe glass plate. Cody died in 1917, so the original shot predates that. The second scan shows the photographers stamps on the reverse of photo.

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I googled Buffalo Bill, cross referencing him with Teddy Roosevelt and learned that they knew each other from Spanish War times, crossing paths many times through the military, political and show business connections that they shared and respected each other greatly. It is hard to know when this would have been shot exactly though.

T will is another Hanley Buffalo Bill Photo auction that I am running , so check it out too.

Read history of collector below.

Unless noted otherwise, the condition of this item is very good to excellent. Just a little residue on the back of this from the photo album this was in. You can see it in the scan. Otherwise this looks brand new.

THIS IS NOT DUPLICATES! Nor is it a copy from disc. I will not duplicate any to sell later, either.

Shipping is $2.00 for the each won auction. I normally offer refunds, but as t are a lot of people selling copies, I am not accepting returns. The reason is that someone could buy a lot of these, copy them and send them back for a refund, which would not be fair to the other bidders or me. Sorry for the inconvenience, but I don't think anyone will be disappointed with these when they get them.

General Information, history and provenance:

All the circus related items I have on eBay come from one estate sale find. The man who shot or collected this material was Laroy Reding, of Joplin , MO. He also built a miniature circus that is still displayed at a museum, and as such, knew many circus folk and performers personally. Laroy was active in this between the late 50's to about 1965, so most of this dates to that era.

I am breaking this collection up into small auctions, as they fit different interests. This will take me a while, as t are 9 photo albums to go through. The dates I give are those on the photos, although a few of these clearly indicate the date of the subject, not the photo themselves. I will try to indicate that as best as I can.

The auction titles captions come directly off the backs of the photos, information supplied by the photo itself, or caption tags in the albums with the photos, which I will send with the photos. If you see one of these small paper captions with the photo, be assured, it is not attached to the photo with tape or glue, I just put it loose in the scan so you could read it yourself. Some photos have no captions on or with them, but if they are in a photo album marked, for instance, "Ringling Bros Barnum and Bailey Circus, Vol. No. 1" then I will title the auction accordingly. All the photo albums but one are labeled like this, so I have a pretty good idea what's what.

Many of the photos appear to have been given to him by a couple well-known circus photographers. One of these, Moxie Hanley of Kansas City, MO traveled with Buffalo Bill Cody and the Wild West Show, which accounts for the photos of him in this collection. The other was David Cash from Carthage , MO, which accounts for the pictures from Joplin, Springfield, KC and WebbCity, MO. The collector ...