Here’s something you don’t see every day — a picture of Annie Oakley jumping
over a table. It’s hard to be sure, because of the condition of the
photograph, but it seems she’s flashing a little garter in the process.
Oakley was not just exhibiting high spirits here. Although the proximity of
the tents makes it clear that this photograph was not taken in the
arena during a show, Oakley was recreating or practicing one of her
performance routines. An assistant would launch a glass ball into the
air, Oakley would jump over a table, bare-handed, grab her gun and
shoot the ball out of the air before it hit the ground.
What a gal.