Annie Leibovitz's American Pilgrimage
In a new book and exhibition, the esteemed photographer pursues a passion for history and lets us see familiar icons in a fresh light
- By Terence Monmaney
- Smithsonian magazine, January 2012
(© Annie Leibovitz / Contact Press Images from the book Pilgrimage, Random House, 2011 © Annie Leibovitz)
Sharpshooting Annie Oakley joined Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show in 1885 at age 24. Other than “heavy, manual labor,” Oakley said, “anything a man can do, a woman can do practically as well.” Her trunk is now at the Garst Museum in Greenville, Ohio.