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Annie Oakley and Frank Butler photograph
Description: Photograph of Annie Oakley and husband Frank E. Butler. Phoebe Anne Mozee (also Mosey, Moses), better known as Annie Oakley, was a famous sharpshooter and women's rights advocate in the late 19th and early 20th century. Born August 13, 1860, in Darke County, Ohio, Oakley showed skill with firearms from an early age, using profits earned from the sale of wild game she killed to pay off her parents' mortgage. In 1875, she won a shooting contest against marksman Frank E. Butler in Cincinnati, Ohio, who convinced her to travel and perform with him. Oakley and Butler later married. The two performed in Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West Show where Oakley remained until 1901, traveling across the country and to Europe with the show. She emerged as the first female American superstar and advocated women's right to join the army and serve in active combat situations. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: SC2787_020
Subjects: Arts and Entertainment; Darke County (Ohio); Entertainers; Hunting; Oakley, Annie, 1860-1926; Ohio Women; Shooters of firearms
Places: Annie Oakley and Frank Butler photograph