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Winooski, VT - American Woolen Mills Flag Raising

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Title: Winooski, VT - American Woolen Mills Flag Raising


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

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Extent: 1 image

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


April 14, 1917 flag raising at the American Woolen Mills in Winooski, Vermont. A large crowd is gathered for the event. On the left side is the speakers' stand. Several speakers addressed the crowd that day, no doubt praising the patriotism of the mill workers who raised money to purchase 3 American flags, but also trying to create enthusiasm for the war effort (the U.S. entered World War I on April 6, 1917). The 3 flags (very likely not those seen at the speakers' platform) were raised in front of the Champlain Mill, Mill No. 3, and the mill's main office. In the distance one can see the Winooski bridge, and the street corner is West Canal and Follett. (Photo 4 of five images that create a panoramic view when placed together.)

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


Type of Resource: still image

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Winooski, VT - American Woolen Mills Flag Raising, Special Collections, University of Vermont Library, (accessed January 17, 2018)

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