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Living tableau of the American Flag with forty-five stars, Boston Common, Aug. 16, 1904

PC001.02.01.USMA.0340.2580.002 (RS18349)

Description

Over two thousand girls and boys from Boston, Massachusetts form a "living flag" on grandstands, 120 by 60 feet, at the National Encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic on the Tremont Street Mall of Boston Common opposite Temple Place on August 16, 1904. The school children are dressed in red, white, and blue and are arranged into the 13 stripes and a field of blue holding 45 white stars. A huge crowd of people look at this spectacle. Madame May's beauty shop can be seen on the second floor of 7 Temple Place. As the veterans of the Civil War paraded past, the children sang songs, such as "The Star-Spangled Banner" and "The Battle Hymn of the Republic". Mrs. Lue Stuart Wadsworth organized the "living flag" event.

Details

Collection Name
General photographic collection
Collection Code
PC001
Dates
1904-08-16
Date Notes
16 August 1904
Physical Description
1 photograph
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
DigitalID: 000187
AccessID: 294
Other identifier: HNEDID-000187
GUSN
194983
Reference Code
PC001.02.01.USMA.0340.2580.002

Record details

Originator
Dadmun, Leon E. (photographer)
Other People
Wadsworth, Lue Stuart
Other Organizations
Grand Army of the Republic. National Encampment (30th : 1904 : Boston)
Mme. May & Co.
Descriptive Terms
anniversaries
ceremonies
civil wars
commemorations (events)
events
flags
grandstands
parks (recreation areas)
tableaux (performances)
Material Type
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs
Subjects
Temple Place (Boston, Mass.)
Tremont Street (Boston, Mass.)
Tremont Street Mall (Boston, Mass.)
United States History Civil War, 1861-1865
crowds
living flags
school children
Places
Boston Common (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [park]
Location Note
Large - Geo - Massachusetts - Boston - Boston Common: General and Panoramic Views - Unmounted - Folder 1 of 2

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