20 Real Wanted Posters for Old West Outlaws

Genuine wanted posters from the so-called “” featuring real Old West outlaws are pretty rare. They were printed on cheap paper and meant to be thrown away after the fugitive was caught or killed. Luckily, a few Old West wanted posters have survived for our admiration. The existing Wild West wanted posters are typographical marvels, full of bold, jet-black serifs sprawled across audacious, ten-gallon headlines. The list below captures a few extant examples of the form for posterity.

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