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Victory Parade, May 11, 1919

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Victory Parade, May 11, 1919

Description

After the armistice of November 11, 1918, a World War I Victory Parade took place in Exchange Place in Providence, Rhode Island. In the center of the plaza was a Victory Arch, atop of which was a reproduction of the Hellenistic sculpture "Winged Victory of Samothrace (the Greek goddess Nike)." The inscription on the Victory Arch read: "TO THE MEMORY OF THOSE WHO WENT FORTH AND RETURNED NOT WHOSE SOULS ARE MARCHING ON."

Prior to the celebration, a parade on February 11th, 1918 welcomed back Rhode Island men who served in the 103rd Artillery A.E.F. (Providence Journal Almanac 1920 p. 189 and 191).

These images were taken from the Butler Exchange building (123 Westminster Street) from the 2nd floor doctor's office facing Exchange Place.

Source

Accession 2009-11.

Publisher

Rhode Island State Archives

Date

1919 May 11

Rights

Copyright is in the public domain unless otherwise specified. We reserve the right to restrict reproduction of materials due to preservation concerns.

Format

jpeg

Language

eng

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Original Format

negative

Physical Dimensions

4x5

Citation

"Victory Parade, May 11, 1919," in Virtual Exhibits, Item #82, http://www.sos.ri.gov/virtualarchives/items/show/82 (accessed December 22, 2014).