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Marines Parading Down Pennsylvania Ave. Wash. DC,1919?


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Picked up 3 nice WWI Marine photos, 1st one is smaller size, about 6 1/2 x 4 1/2. It really thru me as to where this shot was taken due to the writting on the back. But finally found the hotel in some other pics online. Can anyone make out the flag next to the US one they are carrying?

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"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil, is that good men do nothing." Edmund Burke



Looking for 41st INF. And older IDF Helmet, gear, insignia.


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I'm guessing the address on the back is the photographers. Not sure about Main & Laundry.

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"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil, is that good men do nothing." Edmund Burke



Looking for 41st INF. And older IDF Helmet, gear, insignia.


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That appears to be images of the 3rd Composite Battalion, of which Company E was made up of Marines. Marines assigned to this unit wore just the star Indianhead patch on the shoulder without the colored shape (square, diamond, etc) behind it. Their helmets were very distinctively painted with a large white star and colorful Indianhead. From what I can see when I enlarge on the my screen (although it is a bit grainy) this is what these men look to be wearing. Start looking for a flag that might have been associated with the Composite Battalion after the armistice and you might have an answer to your question. Great image!! The USMC 4th Brigade did a large parade in Washington DC on August 12th, 1919. This might be part of that. Kevin

I am eagerly collecting Pre-WWII USMC material. Any Marine Corps Span Am era, WWI, Banana Wars, or China Marine related material is especially sought after.

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Thanks for your comments and observations. Glad you liked the photos as much as i do. Ken


"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil, is that good men do nothing." Edmund Burke



Looking for 41st INF. And older IDF Helmet, gear, insignia.


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