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.”