Featured Old Postcard Help Chief Rising Sun

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  1. kraftblue

    kraftblue Well-Known Member

    Have this postcard I hope someone can help with. Wasn't sent anywhere but notation on back. Chief Rising Sun and Princess? La La. The postcard was bought in Watch Hill RI (I assume) What is the Princess 1st name?

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  2. verybrad

    verybrad Well-Known Member

    Think it may all be one word... Ogallala. Note how an extra L has been slipped in above the second A.
     
  3. kraftblue

    kraftblue Well-Known Member

    Thanks Verybrad!
     
  4. 2manybooks

    2manybooks Well-Known Member

    There was a Northern Cheyenne named Rising Sun that took part in the Battle of the Little Bighorn (1876). Don't know if it might the same one. Ogallala may refer to a member of the Oglala Lakota (Sioux).
     
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  5. kraftblue

    kraftblue Well-Known Member

    Thanks 2 many. I also found a site that dates postcards. According to the AZO mark this card is 1904-1918.
     
  6. smallaxe

    smallaxe Well-Known Member

    There were a number of people named "Chief Rising Sun". It may be a theatrical name, especially since "Princess Oga lla la" is almost surely a theatrical name.
     
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  7. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Think so too. Appears to be a traveling trouble of Native American performers.

    Debora
     
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  8. wlwhittier

    wlwhittier Well-Known Member

    Ahh...Ain't spell-check wunnerful?
     
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  9. kraftblue

    kraftblue Well-Known Member

    Thanks Smallaxe, Debora and wlwhitter. The postcard does say they will be appearing at leading theaters.
     
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  10. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    A bit of an exaggeration if they're performing in Watch Hill.

    Debora
     
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  11. kraftblue

    kraftblue Well-Known Member

    Ok update... This postcard came in a book called The Stonington Battle Centennial a record of the celebration of August 8th, 9th and 10th 1914. In this book is a different picture but going down the same stretch of road.
     
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  12. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    1914 is consistent with the women's clothing.

    Debora
     
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  13. 2manybooks

    2manybooks Well-Known Member

    The Battle of Stonington was in Connecticut in 1812. The photographer (the stamp on the postcard) appears to have been in Rhode Island.

    Do you mean you have the book, and the postcard was just stuck in it? Does the book say where the street is?

    It may have been a type of Wild West show, parading through town before their appearance at a theater.
     
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  14. kraftblue

    kraftblue Well-Known Member

    2manybooks. Yes I have the book. Pretty sure it was in Stonington Borough. Small picture raising the flag in Canon Square.
     
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  15. Marote

    Marote Well-Known Member

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  16. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

  17. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Isn't that something? July 4th, wouldn't you think? Given bunting and boaters. Here's another one. Same people? Same year? Yep!

    Debora

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  18. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Must have been a big, big day.

    Debora

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  19. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Water Street. The Cassedy House, a hotel, on the right was number 137.

    Debora
     
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  20. Marote

    Marote Well-Known Member

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