First edition. 8vo. Blue cloth, titles stamped in gold gilt on the spine, xiii [blank], 209 pp., frontispiece, foreword, acknowledgments, introduction, illustrated from photographs, afterword, appendix, notes, bibliography, index. This is Volume 2 in the William F. Cody Series on the History and Culture of the West. Foreword by the Series Editor. Lillian Frances Smith (1871-1930) is best remembered as Annie Oakley's chief competitor in the small world of the Wild West shows' female shooters. "But the two women were quite different: Oakley's conservative 'prairie beauty' persona clashed with Smith's tendency to wear flashy clothes and keep company with the cowboys and American Indians she performed with." This book presents the fifty year career of "California Girl" Lillian Frances Smith and explores the sharpshooting talents that made her a star in Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West Show. As new, unread copy in dust jacket.
Inventory Number: 42500