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Advertising the Frontier Myth: Poster Art of Buffalo Bill’s Wild West

May 18 - October 24

What comes to mind when you think of Buffalo Bill’s Wild West?

Skilled riders on horseback, sharpshooters performing impressive tricks, dramatic reenactments of real and mythic moments in western American history? These and other compelling images were used in Wild West advertisements. They influenced the first—and lasting—impressions of the fascinating spectacle.  This poster collection now includes more than 300 originals, from smaller posters for window display to enormous billboard-sized works. This special exhibition, Advertising the Frontier Myth: Poster Art of Buffalo Bill’s Wild West, invites you to explore the captivating world of Buffalo Bill’s Wild West. Be the first to see our finest selections and newest acquisitions.  Supported with partial funding from Wyoming Humanities


May 18
October 24


Buffalo Bill Center of the West
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