Is this a primary or secondary source? What can you learn about the American West from studying this advertisement? Why was it published? When was it published? Who published it? Who would be interested in this ad, and why?
Without looking at the detailed image caption, answer the questions on your own by simply observing the image. You can learn a lot by studying the source! Take time to observe, evaluate, and interpret the information provided and write a brief explanation supporting your conclusions.
After you have analyzed it, read the caption to see what Smithsonian researchers know about this object.