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Need some Polish translation & unusual uniform help on WWI photo

Started by CW4AFB , Nov 16 2017 04:21 PM

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#1 CW4AFB

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Posted 16 November 2017 - 04:21 PM

Once again I call on our crew here to help me with some translation on this unusual photo postcard---

 

some of the men appear to be wearing old-style pre-WWI US Army uniforms, others have some strange decorations and most appear to have a two-color armband---

 

I'm thinking the writing on the back could be Polish but I have guessed that before and the folks here have straightened me out by translating Russian and Czech...any ideas on the words and on the organization?  Could this be a group of guys headed for Haller's Blue Army?

regards,

Al

 

 

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Posted 16 November 2017 - 05:16 PM

Yes, this is Polish.

 

It reads, "greetings from the Polish Falcons convention" but not in this word order.

 

regards,

 

Arthur



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Posted 16 November 2017 - 05:25 PM

"Polish Falcons of America

 

 

 

The "falcon" movement originated after the suppression of the Polish uprising of 1863. Its goal was to regenerate the Polish nation through physical fitness. The first "nest" in the United States was founded in 1887 in Chicago by Felix Pietrowicz. By 1894 there were twelve nests in the country. On May 1 of that year the Alliance of Polish Turners in the United States of America was charted in Chicago as a national organization of the falcon movement in the United States. In 1914 the name was changed to Polish Falcons Alliance of America. The organization adopted its present name on March 30, 1928.["

 

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Posted 17 November 2017 - 06:17 AM

You guys are amazing----I'd guess that even back then Army surplus uniforms were sought after for these fraternal and para-military organizations.  Thanks again.

Al




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