When a couple of visitors to the bunkhouse asked if I had any genuine reward posters (there are some on the net that are fun to look at with their pictures and all, but they are recent creations) that I could show them, I was able to rustle up a few good examples of the type of wanted poster that was common during the latter part of the 19th century. (To add a little more authenticity, they are "posted" on an 1880s stable wall.)

Poster put out
by the famous
Wells, Fargo & Co.

Note that the wanted person's image seldom was on a poster--most folks in the area knew the fugitive already.

Wells Fargo poster.

Lincoln County's
famous desperado

Jesse and Frank

James Brothers

Sometimes circulars
had images.

One of the associates
of Sam Bass.

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