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World War I Welcome Home Parade near Victory Arch, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1919

Description: A large crowd is seen at a welcome home parade to celebrate the end of World War I. Headed north on Meridian Street is a military band marching past flower girls dressed in white standing on pedestals. At the entranced of Monument Circle is a large, temporary plaster arch with the dates 1917 and 1919 and the phrase "To The Returning Heroes Of The Great War We Extend This Welcome In Deepest Appreciation." Women of the Red Cross stand on the steps of the Indiana Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument. Crowds line the street and people stand on top of the buildings and lean out of windows, many waving flags. Buildings visible include the Kahn Building to the right and the H. P. Wasson store on the left. This image by W. H. Bass Photo Co. is numbered 66384-F.
Origin: 1919
Created By: William H. Bass Photo Company, Indianapolis, Indiana
Collection: Indiana Album
Geography: 2 W. Washington Street, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, United States
Subjects: Jon Berg Collection
Monument Circle (Indianapolis, Ind.)
Indianapolis (Marion County, Ind.)
Parades & processions
Military bands
Victory celebrations
World War, 1914-1918

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