Ca. 1840. Powerful graphic depiction of a bison in profile, with majestically rippling fur, likely a package illustration, an advertisement for cloth made from bison hair.
We found an advertisement in a newspaper, which touts, "NEBRASKA RANCH ON WHICH BISON ARE BRED. Cultivating the One-Time “King of the Plains,” and Picking From His Body Fine Fur Which is Made Up Into Cloth." (The Abbyville Press and Banner. South Carolina May 24 1893).
"10. Cloth fair" printed at right. 7 x 6", laid down on heavier stock. Very good condition. Item #24497