wild west in the old world


And the Buggtish people were suitably impressed by the painted savages and heroic Old West cowboys, weren’t they?

The bow on Mrs Bugg’s feather is a nice touch.


Mr Bugg is rocking the cowboy look, complete with lasso, rifle and spurs atop his bucking horse. Mrs Bugg is playing the Native American, with a fetching single-feathered headband (avec bow, naturellement), a bow and arrow in her hands. I’m sure you know by now that no self-respecting bugg horse would be caught dead *not* rearing up when an image was captured, but I would be remiss if I didn’t mention it.

The text reads: “Maybee 9, 1887: Buggalo Bugg Cody’s Wild West Show opens in Buggdon.”