Harry H. Coburn photograph collection
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The World War I images are stills from the film Coburn made of various events including, army training for soldiers at Fort Harrison, including calisthenics, map reading, grenade throwing, and marching; several parades and bond drives as well as visits from Theodore Roosevelt, Will H. Hays, and French officials; Welcome Home Day celebrations on May 7, 1919; and the cornerstone laying for the World War Memorial on July 4, 1927, attended by General John Pershing.
Note the photographs of the Riley parade floats are incorrectly dated November, 1918, which was when the Riley statue erected in front of the Hancock County Courthouse was unveiled. The depicted floats are from a parade in October, 1925, and were listed in the local newspaper, The Daily Reporter.
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This event and the preceeding "Riley Days" held in schools beginning in 1913 eventually led to the creation of an annual Riley Festival in Greenfield, Indiana.
"Sun Shines on School Children." The Daily Reporter (Greenfield, IN), October 7, 1925, p. 1, 4.
Riley Festival. "Riley Festival History 1911-1921." Accessed September 20, 2018. http://rileyfestival.com/riley-festival-history-1911-1921.
Riley Festival. "Riley Festival History 1925-1967." Accessed September 20, 2018. http://rileyfestival.com/riley-festival-history-1925-1967.
Indiana Department of Natural Resources. "Indiana Underwater: The Flood of 1913." Accessed September 20, 2018. https://www.in.gov/dnr/historic/files/hp-1913_flood.pdf.
Mitchell, Dawn. "RetroIndy: 1913 Floods." Indianapolis Star, March 22, 2016. Accessed September 20, 2018. https://www.indystar.com/story/news/history/retroindy/2016/03/22/retroindy-1913-floods/82110634.
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- Artists -- Indiana
- Arts -- Indiana
- Authors -- Indiana
- Authors and publishers
- Authors, American -- Indiana
- Cornerstone laying
- Floods -- Indiana
- Floods -- Indiana -- Indianapolis
- Forsyth, William, 1854-1935
- Fort Benjamin Harrison (Ind.)
- Goodrich, James P. (James Putnam), 1864-1940
- Graf, Carl
- Greenfield (Ind.)
- Hancock County (Ind.)
- Hays, Will H. (Will Harrison), 1879-1954
- Indiana Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (Indianapolis, Ind.)
- Indianapolis (Ind.)
- Joffre, Joseph Jacques Cesaire
- Military education -- United States
- Military life
- Military veterans
- Monument Circle (Indianapolis, Ind.)
- Murat Theatre (Indianapolis, Ind.)
- Parade floats
- Parks -- Indiana
- Pershing, John J. (John Joseph)
- Poets, American
- Riley, James Whitcomb, 1849-1916
- Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919
- School children
- Stark, Otto, 1859-1926
- United States. Army
- Veterans -- Indiana
- Viviani, Rene
- War bonds
- War memorials
- Wheeler, Clifton A.
- White River (Ind. : River)
- World War Memorial (Indianapolis, Ind.)
- World War, 1914-1918
- World War, 1914-1918 -- Indiana
- World War, 1914-1918 -- Military life
- Harry H. Coburn photograph collection
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