WILD WEST SHOW TICKET – CA. 1900 - SAMUEL F. CODY – EARLY AVIATOR
Unused ticket, 2 5/8” x 4 5/8” for Samuel F Cody‘s Wild West Show in France.
Samuel Franklin Cowdery , later known as Samuel Franklin Cody, was born in Davenport, Iowa in 1867, was a flamboyant showman, blurred the lines of truth and was often confused with Buffalo Bill Cody, whose surname he took when young . As a Wild West showman he was in England were he became an early pioneer of aviation and manned flight. He is most famous for his work on the large kites known as Cody War-Kites that were used by the British in World War I. In 1908, he was also the first man to fly an aeroplane in Britain. In 1913 he died testing his latest design, and was buried with full military honors in the Aldershot Military Cemetery; the funeral procession drew an estimated crowd of 100,000.
I had the occasion to purchase a few of these unused tickets recently, all are Fine cond. Ww051