Two Native American men play ping pong in the foreground with a crowd of men watching them. The two men playing wear feather headdresses. Several men in the audience also wear feather headdresses. One man wearing a suit in the center midground holds paper money in the air. A Native American man in the right midground leans against a long spear adorned with feathers. The other men hold their hats in the air as they cheer the game on. The group includes United States cavalrymen, Mexican vaqueros and Russian Cossacks in uniform. The men are members of "Buffalo Bill's Congress of Rough Riders of the World" gathered in an arena for Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show.
"Salsbury Collection Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show Rehearsal Pictures 1901" typed on first page of album; on final page of album "Cubans actual war veterans of Spanish-American War Color Guard under Gen. Maceo Members: Pedro Diaz, Colonel Valdez, Sergeant Hernandez, Colonel Aqueroy Aquero, Colonel Del Gado, Lieutenant Martinez, Colonel Amyritche, Bugle Caronelle, Lain de Soto, Lieutenant Mazzorra, Guide Carbo, Don Miguel, Sergeant Perez, Lieutenant Fortanella, Santa Marina."; Image also identified as "F8575."; Photographer's stamp reading "Photographed by John C. Hemment, 108 Fulton St., New York" stamped on back of photoprint with words "Album #6" penciled underneath it; words "Sioux playing ping-pong!" also penciled on back of print.; Photoprint has number "156" handwritten in middle left side and on back; date "1901" also handwritten on back of photoprint.; Title taken from page removed from album.; Vintage photographic print.; R7001057220
1 photoprint ; 12 x 19 cm. (4 3/4 x 7 1/2 in.)
Is Part Of
Salsbury collection, Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show.; Salsbury collection, Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, album 6.
Cossacks--1900-1910.; Indians of North America--1900-1910.; Wild west shows--1880-1920.; Gauchos--1900-1910.; Table tennis--1900-1910.; Buffalo Bill, 1846-1917.; Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show.
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