Publication Date

March 27, 2015

Perspectives Section

Perspectives Daily



Each week we scour the web for interesting and historic documents that catch our eye. This week’s image surfaced while we were doing a little background searching for our Grant of the Week on the Buffalo Bill Center of the West. We give you the Annie Oakley, record-setting sharpshooter, posing contently with a rifle given to her by Buffalo Bill.


  • Title: Annie Oakley, with gun Buffalo Bill gave her / staff photo.
  • Date Created/Published: 1922.
  • Reproduction Number: LC-USZ62-126783 (b&w film copy neg.)
  • Call Number: NYWTS – BIOG–Oakley, Annie–Sharpshooter [item] [P&P]
  • Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C., 20540 USA
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We also found an 1894 recording of Ms. Oakley displaying her talents with a rifle.

This post first appeared on AHA Today.

Jacob Ingram is the editorial assistant for the AHA. 

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