Tom Mix Real Photograph's (2) Ea. Horse Tony & Circus

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  • Sold Date: May 04, 2011
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Authentic 1936-1938 Photograph's (2 Each) of Tom Mix...one Sitting Next to his Circus Tent in costume. Tent awning states: "Tom Mix". Could be his dressing tent or the big tent. Not sure who he is sitting with for sure. Second sepia picture is of Tom on his famous horse "Tony". In a glass front plastic frame. Picture's in good condition, no tears. Pic's are 3"W x 4 3/4"H. Some info on Tom: "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

IMDb Mini Biography By: Ed Stephan

***See other Mix and well loved western actors memorbilia and pics we will be listing from an inherited estate. We will combine ship. Thanks!!

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