Old West Posters

Wild Bunch Poster

Old West Posters

The Last Best West Presents. . .

An original series of digitally mastered old west posters of Legendary Old West Personalities.

Men that shaped the North American West: Wyatt Earp, Jesse James, Wild Bill Hickok, Buffalo Bill Cody, Black Bart, John Wesley Hardin, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Doc Holliday, Billy the Kid, and George Armstrong Custer.

All faithfully portrayed in the context of their times.

Posters are $15 each, or order 2 or more and pay 10 dollars each. Pick and choose from 28 posters to make up your order.

Our poster paper is heavy-duty stock, special ordered by the ream, and is the closest we have found to actual parchment paper that would have been used in the 19th century. It’s heavy weight and won’t get torn or blown off  the hitching post! We don’t stain it (reducing its life) all our aging is done with graphics – making them crisp and clear. Posters are all ~ 11″ x 17″ and are shipped flat.

Old West Poster of Jesse James

Lifelong Jesse James was hunted like a wild animal, and justified his crimes by, “they drove us to it. . . .”

JESSE JAMES
The Middle Border Marauder

Called Dingus by his pals, Jesse James, was a cold-blooded killer who was left over from the viciousness of the Civil War.

The James Gang finally met their “Waterloo” in Northfield Minnesota on September 7, 1876, while trying to escape town after trying to rob the bank. A number of circumstances came together that morning that left the gang shot to hell and what remained alive was chased for 2 weeks by as many as a 1000 posse riders.

In Springfield that morning the town was full of men with long arms buying ammo and getting them ready for the first day of the hunting season.  The holdup in the bank did not go smoothly, and Jesse alerted the town to their attempted robbery when he shot above the head of the book-keeper to get him to open the safe.  When the gang exited the building they immediately came under fire from rifles from just about every part of the street and buildings. The James Gang fired back with pistols as they tried to get their mounts and get off the street where they were getting decimated by the withering rifle fire.

Jesse was the only one who rode out of Northfield without a bullet wound, and it would be six more years before Bob Ford would be “the dirty little coward that killed Mister Howard.”   The Killing of Jesse James

Cowboy Pictues Wild Bill Hickok Poster

Wild Bill Hickok Poster

Wild Bill Hickok circa 1870Wild Bill Hickok

James Butler Hickok

The prototype of the old west pistol fighter, Bill Hickok had the size, the sad eyes and the heroic exploits to make an impression on most any body.

When Dave Tutt bragged he could, “Shoot a bird on the wing“, in Springfield, in 1865, Bill Hickok was quick to reply, “Did the crow have a pistol? Was he shooting back? I will be.”

There’s a number of reasons people say Hickok and Tutt fought, but what ever it was, this is one of the few actual documented face offs in a dusty street in Old West History.

And so on July 21, 1865, in the town square of Springfield, Missouri, Hickok shot dead Davis Tutt, Jr. from across the plaza.

Billy The Kid Poster

Billy The Kid Poster

BILLY THE KID

William H. Bonney II

He was twenty-one and boldly bragging he’d killed 21 men, as he stood trial for his life. Hard men were all about the kid, with sidearms on their hips and rifles in their hands. The wild young man was found guilty and on April 8, 1881, was sentenced by Judge Warren Bristol, to hang by the neck, until, “dead, dead, dead.

On April 28, Pat Garrett went off to buy lumber for the gallows, and Billy went to work. There’s three different stories on how Billy got his hands on a firearm that morning, but get one he did, and then The Kid cheerfully shot Deputies Bell, and Ollinger, and escaped the makeshift jail at Lincoln, New Mexico.

Pat Garrett later said, “I knew now that I would have to kill the Kid. We both knew that it must be one or the other of us, if we ever met.” Kinda of melodramatic, but regardless Billy was dead 2 months later, from a bullet in the back supposedly from Garrett hiding in ambush. Garrett’s Badge

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