Published Materials: Victory Parade, Burlington, Vt., Nov. 11 1918

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Identifier: 2010.1.517
Collection: Llewellyn Collection of Vermont History
Date: November 11 1918 Type: Exact Date
Object Type: Postcards
Description: Black and white postcard depicting a parade of soldiers marching north on Church Street near the intersection with Main Street. Probably taken from an upper story window in the Ethan Allen Firehouse, looking southeast. The Chittenden County Courthouse can be seen in the background. Captioned "Victory Parade, Burlington, Vt. Nov. 11, 1918" in upper left of front. Labeled "Bessey" in lower right corner of front.
Dimensions: Width: 13.7 cm Height: 8.8 cm Depth:
Material: Paper
Entities: Llewellyn, Lance A. (is donor of)
Bessey, Charles H. (is photographer of)
List item names (from related list items): Church Street (Burlington, Vt.) Main Street (Burlington, Vt.) Burlington, Vt. -- Events Ethan Allen Fire House (Burlington, Vt.)
Library of Congress Subject Headings: World War, 1914-1918 [info:lc/authorities/subjects/sh85148236]
Georeference: [44.476625,-73.212827]
Notes: On November 11, 1918, a victory parade was held in downtown Burlington to mark the end of World War I. This postcard from Champlain's Llewellyn Collection of Vermont History commemorates the moment when crowds gathered to watch soldiers march up Church Street. The following year, November 11 would become a national holiday honoring veterans, now known as Veterans Day. C.H. Bessey, the photographer who took this image, was probably standing in an upper-story window of what was then the Ethan Allen Fire House, now the Firehouse Gallery for Burlington City Arts. He aimed his camera down Church Street towards its intersection with Main Street. The three-story building on the corner with the flat roof, the 1876-1877 Exchange Block at 150-154 Church Street, remains standing. - Erica Donnis, Llewellyn Collection Manager, November 2014

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Llewellyn, Lance A. (is donor of)
Bessey, Charles H. (is photographer of)

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