Friday, October 30, 2015

Martha Jane Canary 1852-1903, known as Calamity Jane, had her own idea of a "costume"


Calamity Jane wearing what she called the "costume of my sex."

Martha Jane Canary (1852-1903), known as Calamity Jane, was an American frontierswoman & professional scout, known for her claim of being an acquaintance of Wild Bill Hickok & fighting for Indians. Late in her life, she appeared in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show. Unlike Annie Oakley, her performances did not involve sharpshooting or roping or riding, merely Jane appearing on stage in buckskins reciting her adventures - "which metastasized with each telling." She was also known for wearing men's attire.

Martha Jane Canary (1852-1903), known as Calamity Jane on a horse


 Martha Jane Canary (1852-1903), known as Calamity Jane 


 Martha Jane Canary (1852-1903), known as Calamity Jane 


 Martha Jane Canary (1852-1903), known as Calamity Jane 


 Martha Jane Canary (1852-1903), known as Calamity Jane 


Calamity Jane, Gen. Crook's Scout. Copyrighted by H. R. Locke 1895


Calamity Jane, Gen. Crook's Scout. Copyrighted by H. R. Locke 1895


Calamity Jane, Gen. Crook's Scout. Copyrighted by H. R. Locke 1895


Calamity Jane, out of men's attire, posing in 1903 next to the grave of her friend Wild Bill Hickok on Mt. Moriah above Deadwood, South Dakota.




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