Well, we are in possession of one buffalo head, antique, hand made black smithed hanger, attached to a very thick and heavy piece of wood. Tim loves him.
I talked to him (Tim, not the buffalo) on the phone at his break time, and he says, "The thing was supposed to be shot by "Commodore" Cornelius Vanderbilt." Me: "You're joking." Tim did not have a clue. Looked him up on the computer. He says, "The guy was rich. Only rich people would have heads mounted." (The guy was rich. That would be an understatement.)
I called Pete. "Where'd you get this?" His ex-father in law. About 35 years ago. He's been hoping for a wall to hang it on ever since. His wife has stood firm for a such a long time now that Pete has conceded defeat.
There is no provenance, but it is very interesting, and I have come to the library for some books. And to post, because I was in the middle of reading about rich men hunting from the train windows when my computer suddenly went berserk, with all sorts of warnings and pop-ups. McAfee could not fix the problem. My great and powerful computer guru has gone home for the night. Hard telling when I'll be back, but it is a truly excellent excuse for not researching my homework assignment. My computer has gone all to crap, and the library closes at 8.
That's damn sad. I'll go console myself with some books on the Vanderbilts.
I'll be back at some point. In the meantime, why don't you all look up how to dust a buffalo?