Los Angeles Times

Buffalo Bill Cody

A poster from William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody's Wild West Show, which attracted thousands of spectators during the 1800s. Showcasing cowboys, sharpshooters, live animals and famous figures such as Annie Oakley and Sitting Bull, the show was light on facts and heavy on romanticized views of the West. Buffalo Bill and Oakley are among some of the famous former guests of the St. James Hotel.Chicago Historical Society