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Josephine Sarah Marcus

Josephine Sarah Marcus (born ca. 1861 – died 19th December 1944) was an American actress and professional dancer who became best known as the wife of famed Old West lawman and gambler Wyatt Earp. According to United States Census records, Marcus was born in the state of New York about 1861, although the exact date and city of her birth are not known. Marcus was known alternately by either “Josie” or “Sadie”.

I recently purchased this beautiful print which the seller claims is Josephine Marcus, common law wife of Wyatt Earp. He said that the claim is disputed but I liked the print so the “story” just adds a little extra spice to the background. The seller has the original, which I saw and is catalogued at approximately £2,000 – £3,000.

July 6, 2010 Posted by | Risqué, Social History, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment