Auction 97, Lot 535

"The American Pony Express, en route from the Missouri River to San Francisco", Anon.

Subject: Pony Express

Period: 1861 (dated)

Publication: The Illustrated London News

Color: Hand Color

Size:
13.5 x 7.5 inches
34.3 x 19.1 cm

Great scene of a Pony Express rider galloping through the prairie (and unfortunately and Indian burial ground), with Indians hot on his trail. Beneath the image is part of an interesting article describing how the Pony Express was conceived and a bit of its history.

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Condition: A+

Estimate: $60 - $80

Sold for: $45

Closed on 12/5/2001

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