Image Gallery: Memorial Days Past

by THE EDITOR May 27, 2012
 
The Human American Eagle: 12,500 officers, nurses and men at Camp Gordon, Atlanta, Georgia, 1918. The photograph was taken from a specially constructed scaffold tower. It was made by Arthur S. Mole, an Englishman, and John D. Thomas. The pair made several such photographs at the start of the 19th century, using military men to create striking images.
 
 
The Human US Shield: 30,000 officers and men at Camp Custer, Battle Creek, Michigan, 1918, taken by Mole and Thomas.
 
 
Emblem of the United States Marines, formed by 100 officers and 9,000 enlisted men at the Marine Barracks, Paris Island, South Carolina, taken by Mole and Thomas.
 
 
Norman Rockwell’s cover illustration for the Literary Digest celebrating Memorial Day, 1921, entitled “Spectators at the Parade.”
 
 
Norman Rockwell’s cover illustration for the Literary Digest celebrating Memorial Day, 1922, entitled “Mending the Flag.”
 
 
Memorial Day poster made by the Federal Art Project, New York, 1936 or 1937. Library of Congress archive.

 

 

Painting by Norman Rockwell from 1943, entitled “To Make Men Free.”

 

The 87th Regiment’s 1st Batallion stands silent in the spring rain in a square in Plezzo, Italy, to honor its dead on Memorial Day, May 30th, 1945. Photograph by Roy O. Bingham.  Library of Congress archive.

 

 

Contemporary cartoon.

 

 

Contemporary sketch.

 

 

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