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Winooski, VT - American Woolen Mills Flag Raising

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Title: Winooski, VT - American Woolen Mills Flag Raising

Photographer

  • McAllister, L. L. (Louis L.), 1877-1963

Source Document

Extent: 1 image

Publisher: University of Vermont, Bailey/Howe Library, Special Collections

Description

April 14, 1917 flag raising at Mill Park, near the American Woolen Mills in Winooski, Vermont. A large crowd has gathered to witness the raising of 3 American flags purchased by mill employees, as well as to hear patriotic speeches and military music performed by George D. Sherman's Military Band. This occurred shortly after the U.S. decision to enter World War I, which brought an immediate demand for woolen blankets. Among the well-dressed citizens are some dignitaries on the speakers' stand: Burlington Mayor J. Holmes Jackson, businessman Charles S. Lord, and lawyers C.H. Darling and Col. J.H. Mimms. (Photo 3 of five images that create a panoramic view when placed together.)

Genre(s): photographs, black-and-white photographs

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Type of Resource: still image

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http://cdi.uvm.edu/collections/item/mcalB22F29i03

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Winooski, VT - American Woolen Mills Flag Raising, Special Collections, University of Vermont Library, http://cdi.uvm.edu/collections/item/mcalB22F29i03 (accessed October 30, 2014)

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