TOM MIX '20S PORTRAIT PHOTO COWBOY HAT WESTERN FASHION FANCY BOOTS OLD WEST

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  • Sold Date: Jun 17, 2012
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TOM MIX

c1920's White suit wearing Cowboy Boots with ornate spurrs....

Photo NOT Vintage, 2nd generation (re-strike) negative process printed approx. 40 years ago

Original Vintage Studio Movie Portrait

TOM MIX: The son of a lumberman, Tom Mix joined the army as a young man and was an artillery sergeant during the Philippine campaign from 1898 to 1901, though he never saw action. In fact, Mix deserted from the army and carefully kept the facts about his military service a closely guarded secret. About 1903 he was drum major with the Oklahoma Cavalry Band, playing in the St. Louis World's Fair. In 1904 he was a bartender and sheriff/marshal in Dewey, Oklahoma. He was in a series of Wild West shows, such as The Miller Bros. Wild West Show, from 1906-1909; the Widerman show in Amarillo, Texas; with wife Olive Mix in Seattle's Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition; and Will A. Dickey's Circle D Ranch. The latter supplied Selig Pictures with cowboys and Indians for movies and, in 1910, Mix was hired by Selig to provide and handle horses. His first movie was Ranch Life in the Great Southwest (1910). He continued with Selig until 1917, writing and directing as well as acting. He was signed by Fox Films in 1917 and remained with them until 1928, averaging five or so films a year. His popularity eclipsed all other great cowboy stars ( Hoot Gibson and even th
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