Item No: pdcc01905
Title: Castner Scrapbook v.3, Events 2, page 20
Print and Picture Collection
Item pdcc00153, full page [image dimensions 22.0 cm x 31.3 cm]:
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 : http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2006677411/
Decoration Day is now known as Memorial Day.
A917.481 P536 v.3
Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler