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V.F.W. Military Band Image

Identifier: 2015-35

Scope and Contents

This collection contains one 8 x 10", black and white, photographic print of a band marching on the street with the label, "Initial Public Appearance of V.F.W. Military Band F.W. Galbraith Post 828 Davenport Iowa. Iowa-Illinois Memorial Bridge Dedication. November 18, 1935."


  • 1935 November 18


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This collection is open for research.

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Biographical / Historical

The Iowa-Illinois Memorial Bridge between Moline, Illinois and Bettendorf, Iowa was formally dedicated on Monday, November 18, 1935. Music during the preliminary and final ceremonies was furnished by the F. W. Galbraith post of Veterans of Foreign Wars, International Harvester Coompany band, Clinton post of Veterans of Foreign Wars, and Davenport, Rock Island, and Moline Legion drum and bugle corps. The musical units also paraded throughout the business sections of the Quad-Cities following the dedication.

The F.W. Galbraith Post 828 was founded June 13, 1921 and is still active in 2016.


1 Photographic Prints (in 1 folder.)

Language of Materials


Physical Location

Range 44 Section 2 Photo Box 3

Immediate Source of Acquisition


Physical Description

good - small chip upper right corner

Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center Repository

321 Main Street
Davenport IA 52801-1490 United States

About the Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center:

The Special Collections Department of the Davenport Public Library was established in 1982. In November of 1999, the newly renovated department opened to better serve its community and was renamed the Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center. The Center acquires, arranges, describes, preserves, and makes available local history and genealogical materials concentrating on those pertaining to Davenport, Scott County, and Eastern Iowa.

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