Welcome to the World's Fair Newsletter: September 2015
Please excuse the brevity of this newsletter but I have been having some eye problems. August 31 was my second cataract surgery and things are so much better now.
Haskell Mounts Will Be Sold At Auction
Ridden By Indians As Fair Escorts For Dignitaries
The 26 saddle horses and jumpers used by the Haskell Indian guard of Honor on duty at the World's Fair until recently will be auctioned today at the Alley Pond Stables, Douglaston, L.I., according to W. O. Schirmer, coordinator of the Fair Purchasing Department.
Equipment comprising saddles, bridles, saddle housings and pads also will be put on sale.
The Honor Guard escorted President Roosevelt, the King and Queen of England and scores of other dignitaries on their visits to the Fair. It was disbanded on August 25 to permit the Indians to return to Haskell College.
On Saturday, June 10, 1939, the New York World's Fair's twenty-four member Haskell Guard escorted King George VI and Queen Elizabeth into "The World of Tomorrow." Known as Grover Whalen's pride and joy, these expert horsemen, culled from three Indian reservation schools, lent a great sense of dignity to the royal occasionâ€¦