When Buffalo Were Plenty by Nick Eggenhofer – On the frontier before the turn of the century, the buffalo were a source of food and clothing for the Native Americans as well as the frontiersman and settlers. It is difficult to imagine thousands of these huge powerful animals moving across the plains.
Nick Eggenhofer was one of the most popular illustrators of western story magazines and books in America from the 1920s to 1940s.
Born in Gaunting, Germany, Eggenhofer grew up reading the Old West adventure novels popular in Germany at the time. As a youth, he saw the 1898 movie, Buffalo Bill’s Wild West, and experienced a live Wild West show in Munich in 1909, clinching a life-long fascination with the American frontier.
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