Buffalo Bill's Wild West

& Congress of Rough Riders of the World

'Cossack' Horsemen from Georgia (that became part of the former Soviet Union)

Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show & Congress of Rough Riders of the World - Edinburgh, 1904  -  Cossack Dancers from Georgia (that bacame part of the former Soviet Union)

Reproduced with acknowledgement to Tom Cunningham, Thornhill, Stirlingshire, Scotland 

 

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   Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show & Congress of Rough Riders of the World - Edinburgh, 1904  -  Cossack Dancers from Georgia (that bacame part of the former Soviet Union)

 

Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show

& Congress of Rough Riders of the World

Thank you to Tom Cunningham for sending me this photo.

  Tom wrote:

Buffalo Bill Show

"I should explain that for the first decade or so of its existence Buffalo Bill's touring company was a Wild West show, pure and simple, with Indians, cowboys and Mexicans.  But the format in which it made its second visit to Scotland in 1904 was 'Buffalo Bill's Wild West & Congress of Rough Riders of the World'.

'Cossacks' were first added during the London season in the summer of 1892.  However, they were not Cossacks as billed, at all, but were from Georgia (that became part of the former Soviet Union).

This photo grabbed my attention because I happened to notice the Edinburgh address, 16 Princes Street, Edinburgh, on the bottom right corner of the photo." ***

Tom Cunningham, Thornhill, Stirlingshire, Scotland:  July 9, 2010 

The Photographer

***   The Edinburgh and Glasgow photographer, Ovinius Davis, had a studio at 16 Princes Street, Edinburgh, from 1881 to 1928.

Peter Stubbs:  July 9, 2010

More Photos?

Tom is looking for more photos of 'Buffalo Bill's Wild West & Congress of Rough Riders of the World' in the course of  visit to Edinburgh, in August 1904.  If you know of any, please email me, then I'll pass your message on to him.    Thank you.

Peter Stubbs:  July 9, 2010

 

Photos:  Singers and Entertainers

Recollections:  Edinburgh

 

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