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Wanted Posters of the Old West: Stories Behind the Crimes

Wanted Posters of the Old West: Stories Behind the Crimes

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See the crimes behind these historic posters in "Wanted Posters of the Old West: Stories Behind the Crimes," a Wild West book by Barbara Fifer and Martin Kidston.

  • Paperback
  • 204 pages
  • ISBN 978-1560372639
  • Measures 8.5" x 0.62" x 10.98"

This rare collection of wanted posters from the American West is a historical treasure. The book's nearly 150 original wanted posters, fugitive notices, and Pinkerton Agency circulars are supplemented by fascinated details about the technology of identification, the history of wanted posters, and the stories behind the crimes, which ranged from horse theft, safe blowing, train robbery, seduction, ''white slavery,'' and murder. Posters for notorious bandits such as Jesse James, Butch Cassidy, and the Sundance Kid are also featured.

Preserving stories of the West is what the Buffalo Bill Center of the West is all about. This nonprofit cultural institution in Cody, Wyoming has five museums and is a testament to history of the American West. You can support the Buffalo Bill Center of the West by shopping for Wild West books and other gifts at Points West Market, where every dollar goes to the BBCW.