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Title
Soldiers's graves Decoration Day, Rosedale Cemetery
Alternative Title
Security Pacific National Bank Photo Collection
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
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Description
Men, women and children surround decorated graves of Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) veterans at Rosedale Cemetery. GAR was a fraternal organization composed of veterans of the Union Army who had served in the Civil War. In 1868, General Order #11 of the GAR called for May 30 to be designated as a memorial day for Union veterans; originally called "Decoration Day," this later became the U.S. national Memorial Day holiday after WWI. The grave decorations shown here include small flags, floral wreaths and garlands made with carnations, calla lilies, roses and other flowers. Rosedale Cemetery, founded in 1884, is located at 1831 W. Washington Blvd. in Los Angeles.
Type
Image
Format
1 photograph :b&w
Photographic prints
Identifier
00073999
Security Pacific National Bank Collection
L.A.-Cemeteries-Rosedale.; A-000-942 4x5
CARL0000076860
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/115429
Subject
Rosedale Cemetery (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Cemeteries--California--Los Angeles
Tombs--California--Los Angeles
Soldiers' bodies, Disposition of--California--Los Angeles
Grand Army of the Republic

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