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Title World War I Welcome Home Parade near Victory Arch, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1919
Description A large crowd has gathered for a welcome home parade to celebrate the end of World War I. Headed north on Meridian Street is a military band marching past flower girls dressed in white standing on pedestals. At the entranced of Monument Circle is a large, temporary plaster arch with the dates 1917 and 1919 and the phrase "To The Returning Heroes Of The Great War We Extend This Welcome In Deepest Appreciation." Women of the Red Cross stand on the steps of the Indiana Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument. Crowds line the street and people stand on top of the buildings and lean out of windows, many waving flags. Buildings visible include the Kahn Building to the right and the H. P. Wasson store on the left. This image by W. H. Bass Photo Co. is numbered 66384-F.
Place 2 W. Washington Street, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, United States
Creator William H. Bass Photo Company, Indianapolis, Indiana
Date 1919
Year Range Begin 1919
Year Range End 1919
Subjects Monument Circle (Indianapolis, Ind.)
Indianapolis (Marion County, Ind.)
Parades & processions
Military bands
Victory celebrations
World War, 1914-1918
Process Gelatin silver prints
Format 8 x 10 in.
Collection Name Jon Berg Collection
Object ID ia-0004-0002
Rights The Indiana Album, Inc. believes that this item is in the Public Domain under the laws of the United States, but a determination was not made as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. The item may not be in the Public Domain under the laws of other countries.
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