August 2, 1876
Bronze limited edition of 35
25" x 10" x 20"
James Butler Hickok
Union spy in the Civil War, scout for General Custer,
Marshal of Abilene, stage actor with Buffalo Bill -
"Wild Bill" Hickok, the Prince of Pistoleers,
the greatest gunfighter who ever lived . . .
has just died,
shot in the back of the head
while playing cards in a Deadwood saloon.
He falls from his seat, sprawls to the floor,
and in his hand,
his very last hand
are two pair . . . aces and eights
forever thereafter known in poker parlance as . . .
DEAD MAN'S HAND
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