Monday, February 2, 2015

Art of Winold Reiss -- Wades-In-The-Water

From our collection of old postcards, another in a series of cards published by the Great Northern Railway featuring Native Americans. This card is Winold Reiss's portrait of Wades-In-The-Water, Blackfoot Indian Chieftain. 





Previous posts in this series ...

Introduction and card featuring Angry Bull

Julia-Wades-In-The-Water

Mountain Flower

Middle Rider

Thank you for stopping by John's Island.

17 comments:

  1. I bet this postcard was a BIG seller!

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  2. Hello John, greetings and good wishes.

    Beautiful card with fascinating colors.

    This is a treasure.

    Best wishes

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  3. Such character in that face! This is an awesome card, John. We were in Montana last summer, so saw some of the Blackfoot area.

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  4. You have some great postcards. This one is wonderful.

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  5. wow! the colors snap. Oh how the original must look.

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  6. I had to chuckle. Many moons ago. I had my first Indian boyfriend who was Indian. His dad was chief. I got o meet him. And he wore that outfit.

    The wife made me a necklace . Being so young. I never wore it. I was

    more interested in her handsome son.

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  7. You have some fantastic postcards the one you posted yesterday was really good to x

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  8. Very handsome chief. I think the artist did a great job of capturing his regal demeanor. :-)

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  9. A colorful chief. You certainly have a wonderful post card collection.

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  10. Beautiful postcard! Thanks for sharing!

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  11. What a neat old postcard. The portrait of the chief is marvelous.

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  12. The details and colors are intricately done.

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  13. I really like this artist because he has such lovely, detailed work in his portraits.

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  14. We have a major collection of postcards going up for auction this coming this May if your interested including many Winhold Reiss Cards. Here is a link to our website if you'd like to find out more about us http://holabirdamericana.com

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