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New York State Education Department Division of Archives and History Photographs of Observances of the 150th Anniversary of the American Revolution

Held by the New York State Archives


Overview of the Records

Repository:

New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
This series consists of photographs of observances of the 150th anniversary of the American Revolution held throughout the state. The photographs show reenactments of battles, plays, and other pageantry; pageant organizers, participants, and spectators; placement of historical markers; scenes of pageant locations; and include photographs of Charles A. Lindbergh. These observances or pageants depicted were part of the statewide celebration of the 150th anniversary of events in 1776 and 1777, authorized by the Legislature in 1926 and 1927.
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Quantity:
1 cubic foot (circa 300 negatives and photographs)
Inclusive Dates:
1926-1927
Series Number:
B0567

Arrangement

Very roughly alphabetical by name of historical observance or community.

Administrative History

These observances or pageants depicted were part of the statewide celebration of the 150th anniversary of events in 1776 and 1777 authorized by the Legislature in 1926 (Chapter 786) and 1927 (Chapter 522).

Scope and Content Note

Photographs include anniversary observances held at Saratoga Battlefield, the Knox Trail, Cherry Valley, Kingston, Crown Point and Ticonderoga, Bennington Battlefield, and Elmira.

Pictures show reenactments of battles, plays, and other pageantry; pageant organizers, participants, and spectators; placement of historical markers; and scenes of pageant locations. In addition, there is one group of photographs of Charles A. Lindbergh. About half of the negatives (4" x 5") are numbered and identified on a separate list, although there are not prints of every negative.

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A numerical list of numbered negatives, which gives location and subject of pictures, is available at the repository.

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