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

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

1904-08-16

Location Note

Large - Geo - Massachusetts - Boston - Boston Common: General and Panoramic Views - Unmounted - Folder 1 of 2

GUSN

GUSN-194983

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

Descriptive Terms

grandstands
parks (recreation areas)
ceremonies
flags
tableaux (performances)
events
commemorations (events)
anniversaries
civil wars
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Additional Identification Number

DigitalID 000187
AccessID 294
Other identifier HNEDID-000187

Physical Description

1 photograph

Collection Code

PC001

Collection Name

General photographic collection

Reference Code

PC001.02.01.USMA.0340.2580.002

Date Notes

16 August 1904

Places

Boston Common (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [park]

Record Details

Originator

Dadmun, Leon E. (photographer)

Material Type

black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Other People

Wadsworth, Lue Stuart

Other Organizations

Grand Army of the Republic. National Encampment (30th : 1904 : Boston)
Mme. May & Co.

Subjects

crowds
living flags
school children
Temple Place (Boston, Mass.)
Tremont Street (Boston, Mass.)
Tremont Street Mall (Boston, Mass.)
United States History Civil War, 1861-1865

Description Level

Item

Location Note

Large - Geo - Massachusetts - Boston - Boston Common: General and Panoramic Views - Unmounted - Folder 1 of 2