Grand Army of the Republic parade photograph, 1888   Save
Ohio Centennial Exposition
Description: Modern photograph made from a glass plate negative depicting the parade by the Grand Army of the Republic at the opening of the Ohio Centennial Exposition in 1888. The parade was on North High Street in Columbus in 1888. In the image, men dressed as sailors ride on a Union gunboat float in the parade. A self-propelled steam engine can be seen in the foreground pulling the gunboat. The Centennial celebration was in honor of the 100th anniversary of the first settlers arriving in Marietta, Ohio, in 1788. The Exposition formally opened on September 4, 1888. The Grand Army of the Republic was an organization for Civil War veterans who served in the Union Army. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL03298
Subjects: United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Ohio--History, Military; Grand Army of the Republic; Ohio--Centennial exhibitions, etc.
Places: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)