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Aces and Eights Poster


The Murder of Wild Bill Hickok


Own an 11 x 17 poster for $36

This painting by Canadian artist Ken Dewar, was the end result of the afternoon of filming in Heritage Park, an authentic 19th century town, in Calgary. 130 years to the day that McCall did his cowardly deed the painting was unveiled in front of City Hall in Deadwood, South Dakota, on August 2, 2006.

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Aces and Eights Poster

Aces and Eights Poster – The Murder of Wild Bill Hickok


Own an 11 x 17 poster for $36

The Most Famous Poker Game gone Wrong. . . .

Wild Bill Hickok and his Dead man’s Hand: Aces and Eights

If you know the old west or follow poker you know that the Dead man’s Hand was termed for the hand James Butler Hickok was holding when Jack McCall (having played poker the night before with Hickok and been cleaned out, then given a few bucks for breakfast) walked into Tom Nuttall’s #10 Saloon and murdered him.

Hickok’s hand was 2 Aces and 2 Eights – all black – and the kicker was a nine. Even today historians can’t agree if it was the 9 of diamonds or clubs, or some now say it was the Jack of Diamonds – but they all agree it was the winning hand.


Painted from the perspective of the 4th man playing the deadly hand, Captain William R. Massey – who claimed that the bullet which ended the life of Wild Bill lodged in his right arm (later in court he changed his mind and said it was his left). Rather than have the slug removed, Massey bragged for the rest of his life that when you shook his hand you were shaking the ball that killed Wild Bill.

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Our paper is heavy 65 lb card stock, special ordered by the ream, and won’t get torn or blown off  the hitching post! We don’t stain it to give it that aged look all our aging is done with graphics – making them crisp and clear.

Posters are all ~ 11 x 17 and are shipped flat. Exception is our City and County poster.


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