American Legion band and drill team


American Legion band and drill team


Black and white image of two groups of people standing in the middle of a large field with an audience watching. The first line is made up of men in uniforms with snare drums and what appear to be trumpets or other brass instruments. Two flags are held upright by the men in the middle of the line. Several yards behind them is a line of women, all dressed in dark skirts with short, light jackets and forage caps on their heads. The drum major standing at the very front of the group wears a large hat with a front ornament, Just visible in the left of the image is a large trophy sitting on a chair. This image was part of the Herbert E. McMullen bequest, and appeared to be one of several intended to document hairstyles of the day. McMullen was a local photographer who also collected other images of daily life in the area.

Date Created

circa 1940s


gelatin silver prints




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