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Vintage photos of:
These are members of G.A.R. (Grand Army of the Republic) Conyngham Post 97 located in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. I researched it to try and find out exactly when the picture may have been taken and found two possibilities in the Wilkes-Barre Record Almanacs:
Or more likely:
“May 31, 1926 - Memorial Day parade in Wilkes-Barre and other towns in the Wyoming Valley; Conyngham Post, G. A. R., has only thirty-five survivors out of an original membership of about 1,200.”
Scanned from the original 7x5 inch glass negative. View full size.