Archive Record

Object Name Clipping, Newspaper
Catalog Number 2010.015.001
Description Chattanooga News-Free Press advertisement of "Joe Engel Avenges Custer's Last Stand." This was one of Engel's promotional stunts that he was going to scalp Arketa. Tepee is located on pitcher's mound in Engel Stadium (see 1987.053.075). This was a humorous performance where Engel acted as Custer, chased the "Indian" around, and they appeared to have a scuffle inside the tepee. The "Indian," who had been wearing a wig, ran out of it bald, and Engel was left holding the wig or "Scalp." Performance was well liked and remembered. Framed.
Date 1940
Dates of Creation April 15, 1940
Extent of Description 22.00" x 15.50"
Accession number 2010.015