Armistice Day Observance, 1931

Title:

Armistice Day Observance, 1931

Date:

1931

Description:

Title provided by cataloger

Swampscott, MA, 01907

View from the back of a crowd of people gathered along a Swampscott street. Flags are visible in the distance.;A crowd observes Armistice Day (Veterans' Day) in Swampscott on November 11, 1931, commemorating the anniversary of the end of World War I in 1918. The town's memorial to World War I veterans is located at Monument Square. Monument Square is the park-like gateway to Swampscott and the entrance to the Olmsted Subdivision. Its center is the intersection of Humphrey Street, Monument Avenue, and Burrill Street and is marked by a tall obelisk on a green triangular traffic island. The 30-foot granite obelisk is the Civil War Monument dedicated in 1883 to honor the 14 from Swampscott who died in the Civil War.-- from Swampscott Reconnaissance Report, Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation Essex National Heritage Commission, 2005.

Subject:

Celebrations -- Massachusetts -- Swampscott -- Pictorial works.

Swampscott (Massachusetts) -- History -- Pictorial works.

Identifier:

M2

Collection :

Swampscott Through the Years: A pictorial history

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Citation :

"Armistice Day Observance, 1931," in NOBLE Digital Heritage, Item #8040, http://heritage.noblenet.org/items/show/8040 (accessed August 23, 2014).