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Bonus Army march photograph
Description: Photograph from the Columbus Citizen-Journal Collection showing marchers as part of the "Bonus Army" on their way to demonstrate in Washington, D.C., 1932. The handwritten caption on the back reads, "Strikers and vets on bonus march to White house." During the Great Depression, a group of over 40,000 demonstrators gathered in Washington, D.C. to demand payment on bonus certificates awarded to World War I veterans in 1924. The certificates were not redeemable until 1948, but thousands of out-of-work veterans demonstrated calling for immediate cash payment to counter the effects of the Depression. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: P339_B03F10_01_01
Subjects: Great Depression; World War I, 1914-1918; Veterans; Demonstrations;
Places: Washington (District of Columbia);