Auction # 31 Closing Tuesday - March 6th, 2018 at 10:00 PM EDT Catalog Lot 74
Auction Local Time: July 17, 2018 11:20:37 EDT
1907 Jamestown Exposition Used Multicolor Postcard "Baptism of Pocahontas". Official souvenir postcard with color drawing of a group of people, surrounding a minister with a women wearing white on her knees in front of him. The description on back, that takes about half the message area is "Baptism of Pocahontas. While visiting a treacherous relative, Chief Japazaws, in 1612, Pocahontas, in exchange for a copper kettle, was delivered into the hands of Captain Samuel Argall, who took her to Jamestown to be held as a hostage, in the hope of making terms with her father, the Indian King Powhatan. This plan proving a failure, Pocahontas remained at Jamestown, was taught the English language, became a devote Christian, and was baptized in the church there under the name of Rebecca, and shortly after married." Marked very small near bottom on front "American Colortype Co., N.Y." with a copyright statement.. Size: 5 7/16" wide by 3 1/2" high. Condition: Good, there is a 3/8" tear at the center of the top, bent corners and spots on the left.