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Catalog Number 1986.06.13 a-b
Title BOOSE FOR BOOSE FIGHTERS
Object Name Letter, Illustrated
Artist Russell, Charles M. (1864-1926)
Medium Watercolor/Ink/Paper
Date 1912
Notes Russell penned this letter to his good friend and saloon proprietor, Bill Rance, to thank him for the case of "joy juice" he had sent to Bull Head Lodge for the Russells to use in entertaining their summertime guests.

The message in black ink, reads (a) "Aug 12 1912 / Friend Bill I received the papers and also box an as I am not using aney myself am thinking of opning a little open air joint[.] most of the fellrs I see up here dont look like CokaCola men[.] / Catch one of these long thrist leg weary fisherman with nothing but water to drink an hel buy red ink at your price an thank you for it. / an with that high grade Joy Juce of yours Bill I could have them writing home for money[.] (p. 2) / well Bill there aint much doing up here but I heard there was a man up on the mane range that mixed up with a lady grizzley an they pulled of the gemuine grizzley bear dance[.] / they say the man wasent strong on round dances but he couldent refuse a lady an you know every bodys doing it[.] an I guess before that dance closed he thought pritty near everybody had done it to him. The folks that arrived after the ball dident find much, a belt buckle som buttens things a bear couldent use[.] / well Bill I will close / with regards to yourself an the bunch / Your friend / CM Russell."
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