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1912 Indian Maiden Pocket Mirror from Spokane Washington1912 Indian Maiden Pocket Mirror from Spokane Washington1912 Indian Maiden Pocket Mirror from Spokane Washington

This Antique Pocket Mirror is a Souvenir from the 1912. It it title "Miss Spokane" an Indian Maiden is pictured with a hand band entitled "Spokane" on it . There is a Flag with a "S" on it and shows the Chrysanthemum as the State Flower.
History: "Miss Spokane" was originally an official city hostess. In 1912 an artist's drawing of an Indian maiden in traditional dress was chosen as a representation of Spokane and the Inland Northwest, a symbolic goodwill gesture of mutual respect between the Indians and Whites. The two-dimensional image was quickly "brought to life" when 17-year-old Marguerite Motie was selected from 138 entries as the first Miss Spokane. Holding the title for 27 years, she became the most publicized woman in Spokane's history and one of its most celebrated personalities. In keeping with the original symbol, the city hostesses wore an Indian ceremonial dress in their official capacities and many were inducted into the local tribes.
The front with the picture on it is in great condition , the back with the Mirror is not in bad condition, it is in very acceptable condition. It is in typical condition for being around since 1912.
For more history about :Miss Spokane / Elegant Ambassadors and Their City
by Tony and Suzanne Bamonte
From this unique perspective, view Spokane's history, customs, fashions and the city's changing face through the eyes of the official city hostess or Spokane's representative in the Miss Washington pageant (two separate programs). Hardcover, (7"x10"), 352 pages with over 560 photo illustrations, Indexed

Item ID: RL-1064


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1912 Indian Maiden Pocket Mirror from Spokane Washington


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