Daniel Boone Festival Postcards
DB48CARD 1. The 1948 Cane Treaty is signed at Union College by Vice-Chief H. McKinley Ross of the Eastern Band of Cherokees as Dr. Karl Bleyl holds the treaty. General Tye King serves as the table.
[Alternative ORIGINAL Card title: "Signing of the First Cane Treaty at the Daniel Boone Festival, held annually in October, Barbourville, Ky. — Courier-Journal Photo."
DB48CARD 2. Original card caption: "Mayor Asher welcomes
Cherokee Indian Chiefs McKinley Ross and Carl Standingdeer at Daniel Boone Festival, held annually in October,
Barbourville, Ky. — Courier-Journal Photo."
[Original Caption misspells chief's name as "Standing Deer."]
Other info. Smiling boy in between Mayor Wilkes C. Asher and the chiefs is Bill Baxter Wharton, currently a dentist in Lexington, Ky.
DB48CARD 4. Original card caption: "Street scene during the Daniel Boone Festival held annually in October. Courier-Journal Photo."
Comment: The parade moved from North Main Street past the
Wilson Bros, store and the Parker building.
DB48CARD 3. Original card caption: "Chief Carl
Standingdeer shows grandson the skills of Archery at Daniel Boone Festival held annually in Barbourville. -- October 19- 20, 1951."
Comment: The date refers to a specific 1951 Boone Festival and is obviously a re-release, but the card is of a photo which appeared in the Courier-Journal's magazine article on the 1948 Boone Festival.
DB48CARD 5. Original card caption: "Settlers parade at Daniel Boone Festival, held annually in October,
Barbourville, Ky. —Courier-Journal Photo."
Comment: Same location as card 4.
DB48CARD 6. No caption other than the penned festival and town identification on the front. Chief Carl Standingdeer in the center prepares to shoot as two Cherokee watch.
DB48CARD 7. Original card caption: "Settlers prepare to face dangers of parade at Daniel Boone Festival, held annually in October, Barbourville, Ky. —Courier-Journal Photo".
Caption for the same photo in the C-J Magazine article on the 1948 festival: "Horses and wagons formed a part of the parade that marked the celebration. Here a buckskin-clad pioneer pauses for a moment to exchange a bit of gossip with a fair sex—as in olden days."
DB48CARD 8. Copy, not an original card. Reproduction and enlargement of original postcard, no caption on rear.
Caption in the C-J article: "The Mayor, W.C. Asher, is fitted by Chief Standingdeer with the chief's own headdress, while the chief gets the Mayor's hat. Standing between them is former Governor Flem D. Samson. The sign welcomes the Indians to town." On the left is Claiborne Moore and on the right Ella Joann Evans Stewart. The flash of the camera taking this shot can be seen in the Mitchell Local Newsreel on the first Boone Festival.
DB48CARD 9. Original card caption: "Group of Cherokee Indians at Daniel Boone Festival, held annually in October, Barbourville, Ky. —Courier-Journal Photo."
DB48CARD 10. Original card caption: "Pioneers in modern setting on Union College campus. Big Festival is held annually in October —C. J. Photo."
DB48CARD 11. Original card caption: "Chief Carl Standing Deer at the Daniel Boone Festival, held annually in October, Barbourville, Ky. —Courier-Journal Photo."
This card has now been dismissed as one of the original twelve. But the postcard from the DBF Committee collection was used later for promotion of the festival. It is a posed shot of Cherokee Chief Joseph Welch with bow and arrow drawn. We have no record of Welch's being part of the 1948 festival, but the card was used to promote other Boone Festivals afterwards.