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Catalog Number WF 1427
Caption Marineer Pageant - American Legion float
Description This float of the American Legion and Auxiliary, Causland Post #13, promotes "National Safety" on the road. This was part of a national effort during the 1930s co-promoted by the American Legion and the American Red Cross as automobile accidents skyrocketed due to increased car ownership, poor roads, and inadequately trained drivers. See another float of this type in WF 1562. The display is assembled on the flatbed of a truck from Sparks Transfer. See WF 1202, 1217 for other views of Sparks Transfer. The postcard labeled negative reads, "Marineers' Pageant, Anacortes, Wash, Aug. 1937, Brady." Businesses visible include Bank of Commerce, Snyder's Drugs, Amsberry's Cafe. The American Legion began in 1919 as an organization for veterans who have served their country. Their efforts to support the American veteran resulted in the creation of the U. S. Veterans Bureau in 1921, the forerunner of the Veterans Administration. Active in numerous civic areas, the American Legion supports community programs from baseball to Boy Scouts to honoring the U. S. flag.
Date 1937
Photographer from the BRADY, Ferd collection
Collection Wallie Funk Collection
Subjects Event - Marineer Pageant
Place - Anacortes, WA
People
Event - Parade
Credit line Donated by Wallie Funk, Wallie Funk Collection
Place Anacortes, WA
Search Terms Marineers' Pageant
Parade
American Legion and Auxiliary
float
national safety
roads
veteran
U. S. Veterans Bureau
Veterans Administration
civic endeavors
Object Name Negative