20 Objects That Shape Oklahoma

Photo courtesy Pawnee Bill Ranch.
Photo courtesy Pawnee Bill Ranch.

Advertisement for the Wild West Show

Pawnee Bill Ranch

The 70-by-10-feet barnside billboard poster advertises a one-day show in Blackwell, Okla., in 1900. It is paper on wood and represents how wild west shows would have advertised. It would have covered the entire side of a barn. A recent visit by an appraiser from an antiques TV show called the piece “legitimately priceless.” no other such barnside billboards are known to be preserved in existence today.