Contributed by Stanley Museum
Miles Bracewell (standing at the left of the photo) sings during the 1918 Fourth of July ceremonies at Squirrel Island. Bracewell, who had a summer home on Squirrel Island, was a noted baritone and opera star. His career on the stage was limited by physical lameness as a result of a polio-like illness, but he was in great demand as a vocalist.
The children taking part in this patriotic WWI ceremony are dressed up to represent American servicemen and women at home and abroad during the European War.
About This Item
- Title: Fourth of July on Squirrel Island, 1918
- Creator: McDougall and Keefe
- Creation Date: 1918-07-04
- Subject Date: 1918-07-04
- Local Name: Squirrel Island
- Town: Southport
- County: Lincoln
- State: ME
- Media: Photographic print
- Dimensions: 8.5 cm x 13.5 cm
- Local Code: PC-1 #5
- Collection: Raymond W. Stanley Collection
- Object Type: Image
For more information about this item, contact:Stanley Museum
street: 40 School Street, mailing: PO BOX 77, Kingfield, ME 04947
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