VERY RARE African American Cowboy - Signed" Reuben the Guide" - San Diego California Tijuana Mexico
VERY RARE African American Cowboy - Signed" Reuben the Guide" - San Diego California Tijuana Mexico
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VERY RARE African American Cowboy - Signed" Reuben the Guide" - San Diego California Tijuana Mexico

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Very rare original cabinet card (6.5" x 4.25") of Reuben the Guide, an African American man who operated a touring business, where he would escort visitors on trips to Tijuana and Old Mexico. He was a popular character.. the tourists loved his sombrero and five pointed star badge with its ribbon. On the back is signed, in period ink: "Yours for climate Reuben the Guide" It might be hard to see, but the bottom-front of the mount is embossed with the studio, Coonley, San Diego, California. Very rare image.. it's been years since I personally saw another.. a postcard of Reuben seems to pop up now and then, but not cabinet cards. This cabinet card is in good antique condition with expected age wear, as shown. Shipping: Choice of boxed and insured Priority or boxed, discounted Express. ** Express arrives overnight to most US ZIP codes.