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Lollipop Orphans: 1924

Lollipop Orphans: 1924

August 21, 1924. "Orphans at Tidal Basin -- Sgt. Jasper Post #13, American Legion." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Hooray!

Raise your hand if your parents are dead!

A fun time was had by all

This picture really screws with my emotions. On one hand I think "how sad that they're all orphaned". On the other hand, have you ever seen a happier group of kids?

Hurrah for Hetzer & Falley

Washington Post, Aug 22, 1924

Jasper Post Takes Orphans on Outing

Sergeant Jasper Post, No. 13, American Legion yesterday inaugurated a program of child welfare work by giving 29 little girls from the Washington City orphan asylum an afternoon of romping in the water at the Tidal basin bathing beach. Robert H. Hetzer and Thomas J. Falley, of the post, conducted the outing, leading the kiddies in water sports and teaching them something about swimming. The post furnished lollypops, ice cream cones and transportation for the youngsters. Gordon Leach, concessionaire of the beach furnished bathing suits.


I think the name of the second gentleman in the article is misspelled. Thomas J. Frailey served as commander of the Sgt. Jasper Post and is cited in other Washington Post articles regarding orphan outings sponsored by the American Legion

Treats

I guess the Legionnaires did a good job of entertaining. The girls appear to be genuinely happy.

A great combination

Sand and sticky lollipops!

 
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