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Liberty Guards, Swayzee, Ind. Aug. 31, 1918

Description: Group of Liberty Guards during World War I pose in front of a building in Swayzee, Indiana. Governor James P. Goodrich established the Liberty Guards in 1917. They were to maintain order and watch for anyone working against the war effort. As auxiliary to the state militia its mission was to "stamp out treason, discover disloyalty, and to be on call in time of disaster."
This image is a preservation copy made from an unstable original nitrate negative.
Origin: 1918-08-31
Created By: Beitler Photograph Studio
Publisher: Digital image2005 Indiana Historical Society. All Rights Reserved.
Collection: Panoramic Photograph Images
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Geography: Indiana--Grant County--Swayzee
Subjects: Soldiers
World War, 1914-1918
Military uniforms

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