This photograph was taken in 1895, and shows Calamity Jane. Calamity Jane was a colorful figure from the Old West. She was friends with Wild Bill Hickock, and in later years was a member of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show. Calamity Jane died on this day, August 1, in the year 1903. She was buried next to Wild Bill.
Frontier Scout John Y. Nelson: (1826-1903) dressed in Western garb smoking a pipe and posing with a lever-action Winchester. Nelson had a long and fabled career on the Plains. Cody referred to Nelson as "good fellow though as a liar he had few equals and no superiors." He joined Cody's "Wild West" in 1884 and was with the outfit for many years (Tharp, 1988:1048-49).