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Liberty: 1919

Liberty: 1919

Washington, D.C., 1919. "Fourth of July tableau on the Ellipse -- 'Columbia,' 'Liberty' and dancers." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

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Soon to be Mrs. Love

Elizabeth R Heitmuller was born on January 31st 1891 to Anton ( b Washington DC 1860) and Dora(thea) Roeder ( b Maryland 1867), she was one of six children Anton (b 3rd March 1887 d 21 Sept 1888, George (b Jan 17th 1889 d April 1965), Marion (b 1893), Stuart (b 1895 d Jan 1987 and Ralph (b 1898).
On November 5th 1919 she married Ernest T Love (b Hamilton VA 24th May 1885), they had 2 children Elizabeth (b 1924) and Ernest ( b 1929).
In the 1940 census the family were living at 175 Gramercy Place, Glen Rock, Bergen NJ, Ernest was a banker earning $5000 per annum working for Chase Manhattan Bank 18 Pine Street NYC.
Sometime after this Elizabeth and Ernest moved to Albuquerque where Ernest died on Mar 1st 1966, Elizabeth died in Anchorage AK on January 1st 1981.

A gem of a notion

Hmmm! Looks like that's Ms Columbia's real hair. Wow.

Elizabeth Heitmuller and Jean Goral

Washington Post, July 5, 1919.

World Hails Peace in Gala Fourth Here

Elaborate Floats Reviewed by Cheering Crowd of 100,000.

Fifty elaborate floats, representing 40 nations and 10,000 persons participated in the great peace procession, which filed past the east front of the Capitol where the grand climax of the festival was held. Peace, the predominating note in the victory parade, was the foremost float and typified the return of the conquering American heroes in the pursuits of peace.

The United States float was escorted by a band of American Indians, headed by Register of the Treasury Teehee, a Cherokee Indian. Miss Jean Goral impersonated Liberty, associated with a group of five young women representing the Arts. Miss Elizabeth Heitmuller, the winner of the Golden Apple prize at the Masonic ball, as Columbia, had about her nine young women, representing groups of states. Three indians formed the third group.

As the American float passed over the car tracks at the Peace Monument, a rear wheel gave way. Miss Heitmuller narrowly escaped being thrown from her seat 20 feet above the pavement. Miss Dorothy Shaw, one of the young women representing the States, was hurled to the street, but was uninjured. After some delay the occupants of the float were taken in automobiles to the east front of the Capitol, where they participated in the spectacular tableaux.

Traveling Light

I guess Lady liberty leaves the tablet with the law at home when she makes a field trip.

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