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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • ST. NICHOLAS RESTAURANT, c. 1873

Indian Scout: 1915

Indian Scout: 1915

1915. "Indians, American. Red Fox James at White House." The young Blackfoot with the Boy Scouts pin, last seen here, was in Washington to petition the government for a national day honoring Native Americans. State, War & Navy Building at far left. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Wes Studi?

Sure does look a lot like the actor.

Masonic Indian Boy Scout, Patriotic

Not only does Red Fox James wear BSA pins, he's got a BSA "Be Prepared" pennant mounted under his saddle. He's also got a Masonic pennant. The third pennant ends in "Battle Field". All topped by an Amerian flag.

Harris & Ewing's Favorite DC Shoot Spot

This Harris & Ewing photo seems to have been taken from nearly the same place as this Harris & Ewing photo: http://www.shorpy.com/node/15191. Note the tree-lined verge in the near background, and the roof of the Renwick Gallery in the far background in both shots.

 
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