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Actor portraying George Custer reading a newspaper, Fort Abraham Lincoln
Actor portraying George Custer reading a newspaper, Fort Abraham Lincoln
TitleActor portraying George Custer reading a newspaper, Fort Abraham Lincoln
Date of Originalbetween 1961 and 1966
DescriptionMarty Jonason portrays George Custer during a production at the Custer Memorial Amphitheater. He sits at a desk and reads a newspaper. A map with locations for Fort Lincoln, Fort Ellis, Fort Shaw, and Fort Laramie marked hangs on the wall behind him.
Ordering Informationhttp://history.nd.gov/archives/whatphotos.html
General SubjectEntertainment
Military
Historic sites
People
Subject (LCTGM)Historical dramas
Actors
Newspapers
Maps
Personal NameCuster, George Armstrong, 1839-1876
Jonason, Marty
Organization NameUnited States. Army. Cavalry, 7th.
Mandan Historical Development Association (N.D.)
Custer Memorial Amphitheater (Mandan, N.D.)
LocationFort Abraham Lincoln (N.D.)
Decade1960-1969
Item Number00053-24
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
NotesPhotographer unknown.
Title created by staff.
Biography/HistoryA dramatic telling of the story of Custer, the 7th Cavalry, and the Battle of the Little Bighorn has been staged during the summer at Fort Abraham Lincoln since 1958. The original production, called Trail West was written by W.T. Chichester and Frederick G. Walsh. Later productions, called The Custer Drama were written by Bert Pettey.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionCuster Drama Photograph Collection 00053
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (00053-24)
Rights ManagementCopyright transferred to the State Historical Society of North Dakota.
Digital IDsh0005324
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