Captain Jack Howard

Capt. Jack Howard 1870(?) -1921. Settled on Barbary Coast in San Francisco after traveling with Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show. Note drawings of Buffalo Bill Cody on the top of this sheet and the images of Annie Oakley on the left side near the bottom..

The Barbary Coast was a red-light district in old San Francisco, California. Geographically it constituted nine blocks bounded by Montgomery Street, Washington Street, Stockton Street, and Broadway. Particularly notorious was Pacific Avenue, one of the earliest streets to be cut through the hills, which led directly from the wharf to the center of town, near Portsmouth Square. The neighborhood quickly took on its seedy tone.

Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show where Captain. Jack was employed as a tattoo artist. From a 1910 photo. Note the picture of Buffalo Bill and Annie Oakley on the tattoo flash sheet.