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The Monticello Guard, 1917



Two photos: Main Street Parade Charlottesville and Monticello Guard, West Main Street Charlottesville by Rufus W. Holsinger. In the first, dated September 24, 1917 , the Monticello Guard marches near the beginning of the United States’ involvement in World War I. A long vertical sign that reads “Jefferson” can be seen in the right background near today’s Jefferson Theater. The second photo is undated but likely shows the same event. More on Charlottesville in the Great War here. (Holsinger Studio Collection, Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library, University of Virginia).

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  1. The digitized Daily Progress features the parade and send-off in a front page article dated September 25, 1917, linked below. It was a major event in the history of Charlottesville and Albemarle County.

  2. The digitized Daily Progress features the parade and send-off in a front page article dated September 25, 1917, linked below. It was a major event in the history of Charlottesville and Albemarle County.

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