Title: Untitled [Amongst the skilled in arms of precision]

Periodical: Daily Telegraph

Date: [May 1887]

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Amongst the skilled in arms of precision, a very popular performance was given by Miss Annie Oakley, who at "wing shooting" would make a formidable antagonist to Colonel Carver, a well-known mechanical

Great was the speculation as to who Mr. Frank Richmond, the orator, could be. He had long hair—so has Buffalo Bill; he was fantastic in attire and headdress—so, according to the hoardings, was Buffalo Bill! So bets were made and doubts were exchanged until the matter was settled by the orator ascending the rostrum and addressing a tremendous concourse of people that has been estimated as numbering at least 20,000. Marvellous to relate, though no one could have believed it for an instant, every word of Mr. Frank Richmond's comments was distinctly heard throughout the afternoon. Not one comic aside was lost, and he can be comic, as was found when one of the ladies had missed a difficult shot at the glass balls, the orator sententiously observed "She can do it." And she did. The orator has a fine, resonant, and distinct voice. He articulates admirably, and certainly no one can deny that the very necessary part of the show

Title: Untitled [Amongst the skilled in arms of precision]

Periodical: Daily Telegraph

Source: Buffalo Bill Center of the West; MS6, William F. Cody collection, MS6.3681.005.01 (Oakley scrapbook)

Date: [May 1887]

Keywords: American woman Firearms Orators Sharpshooters Targets (Shooting) Traveling exhibitions

People: Carver, William F. (William Frank), 1840-1927 Oakley, Annie, 1860-1926

Sponsor: This project is supported in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Geraldine W. & Robert J. Dellenback Foundation.

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