Photo Album Showing the "Welcome Home Celebration" for Soldiers in Newport, Vermont, 1919. WORLD WAR I., Harry Wendell Richardson, HOMECOMING, VERMONT.
Photo Album Showing the "Welcome Home Celebration" for Soldiers in Newport, Vermont, 1919
Photo Album Showing the "Welcome Home Celebration" for Soldiers in Newport, Vermont, 1919
Photo Album Showing the "Welcome Home Celebration" for Soldiers in Newport, Vermont, 1919

Photo Album Showing the "Welcome Home Celebration" for Soldiers in Newport, Vermont, 1919

Small album containing 13 professional photographs of World War I homecoming festivities. The photos measure 3.25 x 5.25 inches and are mounted one to a page, rectos only. Eleven are signed in the negative by photographer Harry Wendell Richardson and show scenes in Newport, Vermont. Some are dated 6/3/19. The final two images are hand-colored and not credited. They are also homecoming photos, but based on the large size of both the buildings and the parade shown, we suspect these were taken in a different location. The Newport photos show many different buildings festooned with patriotic bunting, a marching band, soldiers parading down the main street with onlookers lining the sidewalks, and two speakers, one of whom is identified as Brigadier General Draper. The final two images show a massive crowd lining flag-bedecked streets as a parade goes by -- with a marching band in one image and a large group of Red Cross nurses in the other. A lovely collection of patriotic images.

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