This Annie Oakley cowgirl outfit contributed to the romantic version of the “Old West” that became popular in the 1950s via television and movies. With costumes like this, kids could dress just like their favorite Western hero. During the 19th century, Annie Oakley achieved fame by becoming a “crack shot” with a rifle, at a time in history when a woman’s place was considered to be the home. Annie toured for 17 seasons with Buffalo Bill Cody in his Wild West Show.
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Oakley, Annie, 1860-1926
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