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Posters of Doc Holliday

The Gunfighting Dentist 

For our money Doc Holliday was the most dangerous pistol fighter of his generation. The slight dentist with the constant cough was out West for the dry climate, as he was slowly dying of tuberculosis. 

With his dead-at-any-moment attitude he was a danger to any unsuspecting man that might go afoul of his explosive temper. And being an avid poker player, the chance for conflict was always there.

Raised to be a cultured southern gentleman, Doc was hated by most, and claimed few men his friends; but they included the Earp Brothers and Bat Masterson.

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The Gunfight beside the OK Corral 

Doc was a key participant and recent evidence suggests it was Docs’ act of cocking the hammers of his shotgun, that was the tipping point in the tensions that morning. By cocking the shotgun he spooked the cowboys into going for their guns, and the fight was on. Thirty seconds and 30 shots later 3 cowboys were dead and everyone was shot up except Wyatt Earp.

Doc Holliday declared he’d, “Die with me boots on. . . .”. But as he lay on his death bed in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, the last words he uttered as he looked at his feet, were, “I’ll be damned.” Maybe he was – Doc’s boots were off. 

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Doc Holliday Cowboy Hat

Doc Holliday Movie Hat

– from Tombstone {1993}

Doc’s adversary amongst the Cow Boys, of course, was Johnny Ringo. So naturally Doc’s hat is the opposite of Johnny’s.

The fedora working to the crown suggests culture and education, and the left turn up on the brim infers a dangerous bent to his personality. ~ Shop for hats

In real life and in the movie Doc straddled the line between good and bad, but he always stood by the few men he called friends.

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Old West Posters

  • Jesse James Poster - The Middle Border Marauder

    Our poster paper is heavy duty 60# 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 it's life) all our aging is done with graphics - making them crisp and clear. Our original old west posters are just the thing for decorating your wild west saloon, office, SASS Clubhouse, Firearms Shop, Shooting Range, or any other western themed business. Posters are all ~ 11 x 17 and are shipped flat. All Authentic Wanted Posters Package Legends of the West Posters Package Original Wild West Poster Line
  •  Bat Masterson Poster - an original old west poster from the last best west William Barclay Masterson. 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 it's life) all our aging is done with graphics - making them crisp and clear. Posters are all ~ 11 x 17 inches and are shipped flat.

    Authentic Wanted Posters Legends of the West  ~ Original Wild West Poster Line

  • Wild Bill Hickok Poster - 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 anybody. When Dave Tutt bragged he could, "Shoot a bird on the wing"  in Springfield, 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 about the only actual documented face off 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. All Authentic Wanted Posters Package Legends of the West Posters Package Original Wild West Poster Line

  • Josey Wales Cowboy Hat

    $355.00$760.00
    Josey Wales style Cowboy hat - our take on this classic western movie hat Our version of the Josey Wales Cowboy Hat has a bound brim edge and a satin ribbon and bow for the hat band, with the optional cav cord over it. You can choose white, yellow, black, red, or 2 styles of officer for your cavalry cord. Shown in sand with optional heavy trail dust, and unsoiled in silver belly.
    • CROWN:4 1/2 inches
    • BRIM: 4"
    • Crown: Slight front pinch, Pecan top.
    • Brim: 1/2" Kettle Curl Bound
    • Hatband: 1" satin ribbon with optional Cavalry Cord
    • Color: Bone with optional heavy soiling And unsoiled in our classic silver belly color
    • Personalized with your name inside the crown
    • Hats ship in 6-8 weeks
    • Hatband not sold separately
  • Thing Movie Hat

    $390.00$810.00
    Our take on Kurt Russell's hat from the Thing. The Thing Movie Hat - This 4 dent military style has the largest dimensions we can make. A 6 inch crown with a 5" brim. If you'd like the brim flatter on the sides, just put that request in the Production Notes box below.
    • Crown: 6 inches
    • Brim: 5"
    • Crown: 4 Dent Military
    • Color Shown: Chocolate
    • Brim: Hand Shaped -open
    • Hatband: Wrapped 3/4" distressed leather strapping/windstring
    • Personalized with your name inside the crown
    • Hats ship in 6-8 weeks
  • Rigby Reardon

    $335.00$750.00
    Rigby Reardon Fedora - our version of the hat from Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid. {1982} Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid may be the cleverest movie in the history of film. This was the first film that cut in classic film scenes and legendary film stars into the plot and dialogue of the story.

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    • Crown: 5"
    • Brim 2 3/4" inches
    • Hatband: 2" Grosgrain ribbon and bow.
    • Crown: Fedora
    • Brim: Snap Brim, hand shaped Open
    • Color: Black
    • Personalized with your name inside the crown
    • Hats ship in 6-8 weeks

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