World War I, 1917-1918

Published on April 4, 2017
Category: Education
Source: Youtube

Photography by Harry Humbert Coburn, reproduced and distributed by the Indiana State Library through the generosity of the Lilly Endowment, Inc., 1952 This video features scenes of Indianapolis during and after World War I, including: training at Fort Benjamin Harrison; the May 8, 1917 visit from French military leader Marshal Joffre; Douglas Fairbanks, Sr. selling war bonds; Indiana artists Otto Stark, William Forsyth, Carl Graf, and Clifton Wheeler painting a war chest poster in May 1918; Theodore Roosevelt's war savings campaign featuring Governor James P. Goodrich and Mayor Charles W. Jewett; the relatives and sweethearts parade; Armistice Day November 7, 1918; Welcome Home Day parade May 7, 1919; the erection of the Indiana War Memorial and General John J. Pershing laying the cornerstone July 4, 1927. This film is from the Rare Books and Manuscripts Division of the Indiana State Library.