In 1885, Annie Oakley began an association with Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West show -- despite some hesitation on Cody's part about hiring a woman. The five-foot-tall sharpshooter's star was on the rise -- that season, she performed in front of 150,000 people in 40 cities. The following year, the show entertained almost 360,000 people at its summer location on Staten Island, New York, and soon Oakley's fame was known far and wide. She would be a top attraction with the Wild West for 17 years.
Browse a selection of posters promoting Annie Oakley and Buffalo Bill's Wild West show.
The story of Chicago's dramatic transformation from a swampy frontier town to a massive metropolis in the nineteenth century.
The unusual life of David Vetter, who lived permanently inside a germ-free environment due to severe combined immunodeficiency.
The boy behind the myth, who in just a few short years transformed himself from a skinny orphan to the most feared man in the West and an enduring icon. Part of The Wild West collection.
George Eastman introduced the Kodak and Brownie camera systems and transformed photography into something anybody could do.
The life of the legendary photographer, known best for his black and white images of the wilderness of the American West.
Robert E. Lee, the leading Confederate general of the American Civil War, remains a source of fascination and, for some, veneration.
A saga of ambition, wealth, family loyalty and personal tragedy.
William "Buffalo Bill" Cody's legendary exploits helped create the myth of the American West that still endures today.