National Commander visits Department of South Dakota Annual Convention

Title

National Commander visits Department of South Dakota Annual Convention

Subject

Department of South Dakota Annual Convention

Description

National Commander Franklin D. O'lier attending the first Annual Convention of the Department of South Dakota, August 24, 1920. The Commander is posing with a group of Native Americans. (from back of photo) Everyone including the Indians turned out when Franklin D'Olier (hands clasped) visited posts as first National Commander in 1920. This visit was to Post 50, Sisseton, South Dakota Legion had no uniform of its own at the time. (magazine caption)
According to a correction received by the Magazine Division from South Dakota, this photo was taken in front of the Elk's club in Watertown, South Dakota during the department's first Department Convention. Sisseton, South Dakota Post 50 brought and proudly displayed their Post Colors.

Source

American Legion Archives Photo Collection (photo no. 52993)

Publisher

American Legion Magazine, 1959

Date

1920

Format

Photo ; b&w ; 19.75 x 8

Type

Still image

Identifier

52993

Citation

“National Commander visits Department of South Dakota Annual Convention,” The Emil A. Blackmore Museum, accessed January 27, 2022, https://legionmuseum.omeka.net/items/show/16.

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