[Soldiers farewell parade] (LOC)

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[Soldiers farewell parade]


1 photographic print : gelatin silver ; 15.5 x 46 in.

Title derived from copyright deposit records.
Copyright claimant's address: Ind'pls.
Copyright deposit; C. F. Bretzman; March 28, 1918.

World War, 1914-1918--Military personnel.
Parades & processions.
Monuments & memorials.
United States--Indiana--Indianapolis.

Format: Panoramic photographs.
Gelatin silver prints.

Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication. No renewal found in Copyright Office.

Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print

Part Of: Panoramic photographs (Library of Congress) (DLC) 93845487

More information about the Panoramic Photographs Collection is available at hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.pan

Persistent URL: hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pan.6a27804

Call Number: PAN SUBJECT - Events no. 86


Owner: The Library of Congress
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    • 11/Nov/2008 15:57:02

    What a superb view. It's hart to imagine a greater contrast between this modern, even futuristic looking city of skyscrapers and the hellish landscape of war-torn Flanders in the first photograph in this set.

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    terrific lake

    • 12/Nov/2008 14:57:25

    Great shot.

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    random letters

    • 13/Nov/2008 20:18:12

    Wow, what a shot. Fantastic.

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    • 14/Nov/2008 02:31:10

    Indianapolis! saw in the recent uploads - so cool!

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    • 27/Nov/2008 01:55:40


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    • 04/Dec/2008 16:47:00

    In the scene there is an architectural oddity; in the building directly to the left of and to the rear of the monument is an old building which by its alignment with one directly behind it appears to be "out of plumb" by a significant degree. Any vertically plumb lines must line up as parallel lines visually and these do not. It is possible that both buildings are "leaning" and the apparent amount is a cumulative effect. The only other possible explanation is that the front planes of one or both of these two buildings are purposely built inclining but that does not seem to be the case. The nearest of those two buildings is composed of a columned front in tiered vertical groupings. To the left in the photo the columned buildings facing the circle in a concave front are very impressive. They remind one of some of the structures of ancient Rome. But note too, that the nearest of that curved front is lacking a hand and safety rail which is apparently provided further in the distance. Monument Circle is a very impressive place, except for when in traffic there, one is forced to move along briskly so that viewing the arcitecture is a problem. It's better to park a distance away and walk to the monument to get the full view. As a small boy in the 40's, my father referred to a trip to Indianapolis as going to "the city". No other city in Indiana had that recognition.

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    Kristen Arnold TX

    • 23/Dec/2008 17:07:28

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called NUVO.net: Indianapolis Photographers, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

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    productive side

    • 25/Mar/2009 01:29:01

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called soulful group, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

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    productive side

    • 25/Mar/2009 01:29:12

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called a new world, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

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    productive side

    • 25/Mar/2009 01:29:26

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called piece of heaven, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

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    productive side

    • 25/Mar/2009 01:29:35

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called THE BEST PHOTOS OF THE WORLD, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

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    • 07/May/2009 03:30:25

    neat! i use to work inside the fed ex on the circle, and this was the view from our window....it's really fascinating to see if from another era......

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    • 26/May/2009 05:10:31

    Awesome shot!! Please add this great image to : Black and White Beauty's "Black and White Beauty's" Post 1 Award 2

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    Rob Ketcherside

    • 31/Aug/2009 01:54:39

    NOW: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tigerzombie/3871984727/

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    Rob Ketcherside

    • 07/Sep/2009 06:08:34

    I contacted the Indianapolis HIstorical Society about this photo. They have the same photo in their collection as a negative. No additional information about date beyond "1918" is listed for it. Their researcher mentions that purportedly there were 65 parades in June alone in Indianapolis that year. They believe that this photo is NOT Armistice Day because of the light clothing of the crowd, which doesn't match other photos of Armistice Day. I wonder if it is possibly Americanization Day. No one is wearing a uniform, but I don't know if that rules out a soldiers' farewell parade.

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    marked school

    • 17/Sep/2009 04:47:06

    The building along the left of the photograph is the English Hotel. It'd seem that this picture was taken from the east side of the second story of that building. I happen to have this picture hanging on my wall along my stairs. It looks great hung up. :-)

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    eminent ducks

    • 23/May/2011 17:23:25

    Currently the Soldiers & Sailors Monument is undergoing extensive renovations, Victory is absent from her lofty perch for the first time since the structures original completion.

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    marked school

    • 23/May/2011 19:15:19

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] I'm very bummed that the monument is closed all Summer. :-(

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    mar52laine (Loving life with Jesus Christ)

    • 14/Mar/2013 12:05:18

    wow, the Circle has really changed! What a wonderful old photograph!