Garde d’Honneur, Association St. Dominique, Lewiston, ca. 1920

Contributed by Beatrice Gendron Guimond through Franco-American Collection

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Back row, 2nd from right, Joseph Gendron.

Honor guard of the Association St. Dominique, a fraternal organization for Lewiston's young Franco-Americans. Many Franco-American parishes across New England maintained military societies in which young men conducted drills, marched in parades and took part in regional conventions. Although Lewiston did not possess a society of this sort, the ASD honor guard is typical of the same spirit of patriotism and drive for civic engagement that inspired them.

The ASD was founded by Dominican Father Paul Duchaussoy in 1896 to provide “a useful and honest outlet for their leisure time.” It maintained a successful hockey team for many years. The club disbanded in 1941 when its clubhouse was converted into the first St. Dominic’s High School.

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About This Item

  • Title: Garde d’Honneur, Association St. Dominique, Lewiston, ca. 1920
  • Creation Date: circa 1920
  • Subject Date: circa 1920
  • Location: Lewiston, Androscoggin County, ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 21.5 cm x 28 cm
  • Local Code: 2013.25.3
  • Object Type: Image

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