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961: Risqué Kaloma Photo wife Josephine Earp Wyatt

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1914 photo print of "Kaloma," long rumored to be Josephine Sarah Marcus Earp, alluring wife of famed gunslinger Wyatt Earp. Image features Kaloma wearing a sheer robe in a three-quarter frontal standing pose. Excellent print of original "Kaloma" image housed in Tombstone, AZ's courthouse museum. According to legend, Earp's third wife posed for the risqué shot while drunk. A novelty company in New York City published the picture as a postcard, and "Kaloma" became a popular pinup during World War I. Image, measuring 5" x 12", marked in lower right "1914 P.N. Co." and printed "Kaloma" at bottom. Surface wear on verso, overall toning, a stray stain at edges and a speck in upper left background field not affecting subject. Alluring image in good condition overall.

Estimate $750 – $1,125
Starting Bid $750
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11:00 AM - May 30, 2006
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Nate D. Sanders

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