Item 376G0326 - Veterans of Foreign Wars ceremony on Armistice Day, 1920

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Veterans of Foreign Wars ceremony on Armistice Day, 1920


  • 1920-11-11 (Creation)


Photograph; glass plate negatives; 5 x 7 in

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Photograph showing veterans gathered in the Multnomah County Courthouse in Portland for a remembrance ceremony on November 11, 1920, Armistice Day. At center are two men standing behind a small table draped with a cloth. A cropped version of this photograph was published on Page 6 of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, November 14, 1920, under the headline “Veterans Give Remembrance Pledge.” The photograph had the following caption: “Unique ceremony of Over the Top Post, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, at G. A. R. [Grand Army of the Republic] hall, court house, on Armistice day. A[t] altar (left), Chaplain W. H. Butler; (right) Acting Chaplain Dr. C. W. Huett, pastor of Rose City Park Methodist Episcopal church. On the rostrum, in charge of ritualistic service, Comrade Commander M. C. Watson. The pledge of remembrance, repeated by all the men in unison: ‘Remember our men of the world war and all who gave their lives for our nation’s honor on foreign soils or hostile seas.’ ”

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Oregon Journal Negative Collection; Org. Lot 1368; Box 376; 376G0326

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1.5 MiB


December 14, 2018 12:56 PM

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