Maine Centennial parade, Portland, 1920

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The military parade that was part of the 1920 celebration of 100 years of Maine statehood included the bands and crew from four naval vessels: the British ship Calcutta, the Japanese ship Kasuga, the Portuguese ship San Gabriel and the U.S. ship Utah.

The Grand Marshal and his staff led the parade, followed by the second band from the Coast Artillery, the Battalion of the Coast Artillery, the British Navy, then the Japanese band and navy.

In this image, the Japanese contingent is in the background. The British band and battalion of marines and seamen from the Calcutta are in the foreground.

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  • Title: Maine Centennial parade, Portland, 1920
  • Creation Date: 1920-07-05
  • Subject Date: 1920-07-05
  • Location: Portland, Cumberland County, ME
  • Media: Glass Negative
  • Dimensions: 12.7 cm x 17.8 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 1949, 2005.061.2895
  • Collection: Portland Press Herald glass negative collection
  • Object Type: Image

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