Decoration Day at Philadelphia.

Item Info

Item No: pdcc00153
Title: Decoration Day at Philadelphia.
Additional Title: Orphans decorating Their Fathers' Graves in Glenwood Cemetery.
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection

Decoration Day is now known as Memorial Day.


Engraving on wood depicting young ladies placing flags before grave markers in a cemetery. Men in formal dress and wearing military hats hold the flags ready to be placed. Young participants stand in readiness by the graves and a large crowd has gathered to witness the ceremony.

Published in the Illustrated London News.

Caption: Decoration Day at Philadelphia: Orphans decorating their fathers' graves in Glenwood Cemetery.


Source :

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.3
Creator Name: Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler