1931 DES MOINES G.A.R. PLAQUE

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Item Code: 595-1876

Plaque is made of plaster with a light brown glaze. The plaque depicts a marching GAR veteran parading with a US flag. Behind him is a fifer and drummer followed by two more veterans, one of which is marching with his musket at the right shoulder. The flag being carried by the first figure floats over the heads of the others. They are marching toward two children who stand to one side waving their hats.

Across the bottom is “G.A.R. DES MOINES 1931.”

The reverse has a paper label that reads “PRESENTED BY THE BOYS AND GIRLS OF THE DES MOINES PUBLIC SCHOOLS TO THE MEMBERS OF THE GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC AT THE ANNUAL ENCAMPMENT HELD IN DES MOINES, IOWA, SEPT. 13-17, 1931, IN GRATEFUL APPRECIATION FOR THEIR LOYALTY AND DEVOTION IN THE SERVICE OF OUR COUNTRY.” Then in small print is “THIS PLAQUE WAS DESIGNED AND MOLDED BY EUGENE LUNDGREN AND ARLON NELSON OF EAST HIGH SCHOOL. THE DESIGN WAS CHOSEN FROM THOSE SUBMITTED IN COMPITITION BY ART STUDENTS IN FOUR SENIOR HIGH SCHOOLS.”

The plaque has several edge chips along the bottom and one side. Reverse has the full label which is easily readable.

Item comes ready to hang.  [ad]  [ph:L]

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