TWO PHOTOGRAPH POST CARDS OF famous Osage Chief Bacon, also known as "Star That Travels". The first is a black and white with glossy finish and shows Baconrind in his Otter turban, a beaded choker with an abalone disc, crossed mescal bean bandoleers and hoop earrings. If you look closely you can see the traditional Osage tattoos on his chest. Baconrind served the Osage tribe as assistant chief in 1904 and 1905, then became principal chief in 1912 to 1913. Known as a traditionalist, he encouraged the Osage land allotment leases for oil. Much loved and respected by his tribe, he crossed over in 1932.
The second is a linen card and shows Baconrind in his later years. He is wearing his glasses, an otter turban with the otter drop pulled over his shoulder, a native style ribbon shirt, and a beautiful, large cross with a morning star in the center. He has a blanket around his left shoulder and is holding an eagle feather fan with a beaded handle and a fur drop. His hair which was still long is now white and is over each of his shoulders.
CONDITION: Both cards are in good condition. Each has very small dings on their corners. Both are unused.
CIRCA: The black and white is "EKC" in the stamp box which makes it between 1939 and 1950. The linen follows closely into the 1950's to 1970's.
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