Title: Colonels Cody's Realism

Periodical: Sheffield Telegraph

Date: July 29, 1892

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COLONELS CODY'S REALISM.

Mimic executions are all very well in their way, but their way is wrong, as Colonel Cody will discover very early if his demonstrations of Judge Lynch are either not modified or wiped out altogether from his Earl's Court entertainment. To morbid tastes there is a certain attractiveness in what is not only a sickening but a demoralising spectacle—in seeing an accurate illustration of the agonies in death of a lynched being. Despite this, it is to be hoped that the Colonel, who has so far, in his semi-civilised troupe of entertainers, never encroached to such an extent on the refinement and delicacy of his patrons, will withdraw from his performance at an early date this ghastly imitation of lynching.

Title: Colonels Cody's Realism

Periodical: Sheffield Telegraph

Source: McCracken Research Library, Buffalo Bill Center of the West, William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody Collection, MS6, MS6.3778.095.05 (1892 London)

Date: July 29, 1892

Keywords: Exhibitions Historical reenactments Lynching Scrapbooks Traveling exhibitions

Places: Earl's Court (London, England) London (England)

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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