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American Legion

The American Legion is a US patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness.Created by: PICRYLDated: 1924
American Legion Parade passing reviewing stand, Kansas City, Mo., Nov. 1, 1921
The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness.
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American Legion at Tomb of Woodrow Wilson, 5/29/25
American Legion at Tomb of Woodrow Wilson, 5/29/25
Acting Secretary of the navy principal speaker at Arlington Armistice Day ceremonies. Washington, D.C., Nov. 11. Speaking within the shadow of the Unknown Soldier's Tomb at Arlington National Cemetery today, acting Secretary of the Navy Charles Edison urged the nation to keep faith her world war dead by keeping out of Europe's war. The ceremonies were in commemoration of the 21st anniversary of the signing of the armistice. Behind Edison, left to right, are: William T. Slattery, Commander, Department of the District of Columbia American Legion, and Raymond J. Kelly, National Commander, American Legion
Terrorism witness before Senate. Washington, D.C. Jan. 15. Yelverton Cowherd, of Birmingham, Ala. testified today before La Follette's Committee on Civil Liberties that he was retained as Chairman of a "Special Americanization Committee" of the American Legion. He also testified that Walter J. Hanna was seen on the day of the flogging of Joseph Gelders in the reign of terror in Alabama. Photo shows Cowheard on the stand. Left to right are: Senator Elbert D. Thomas of Utah; Sen. Robert M. La Follette, Jr., or Wis. Chairman of [the] Committee; and Yelverton Cowherd
Sponsors of bill to prevent war profiteering meet with American Legion representative. Washington, D.C., Jan. 7. Senator Morris Shappard, left and Rep. Lister Hill, right, Chairman of the Senate and House committees on military affairs, said today they would press for earliest action on their war profiteering bill. Col. John Thomas Taylor, Chairman of the legislative committee of the American Legion, who are sponsoring the bill, is shown with the Senators. The bill is designed to prevent profiteering in time of war and to equalize the burdens of war and thus provide for the National defense, and promote peace
Immediate legislation needed to take profits out of war, Legion commander tells House committee. Washington D.C. Testifying before the House Military Affairs Committee today, National Commander Harty Colmery, of the American Legion, declared that the European situation had caused a "very definate" public demand for legislation to "take the profits out of war" appearing as the first witness in the Sheppard-Hill bill hearings providing for industrial mobilization and powers for the President to fix price ceilings during war periods, Colmery asserted that the measure would be a powerful deterrent to war
Gen'l Pershing being decorated with American Legion Medal
American Legion Legislation Committee
American Legion
American Legion
Legion of Loyal Women
American Legion
Legion of Loyal Women
American Legion Weekly "Doughboy"
"American Legion of Honor" - Mexican Revolution

"American Legion of Honor" - Mexican Revolution

"American Legion of Honor" Company posed with weapons during the Mexican (Madero) revolution. J156157 U.S. Copyright Office.

Am. Legion group with Pershing
Pershing & Jusserand at Legion Games, 5/6/22
General Pershing receiving Am. Legion Medal, 10/29/21
Am. Legion Heintz & veteran
LEGION OF LOYAL WOMEN. MRS. MARY LOGAN TUCKER, SEWING ON BEDDING FOR HOSPITALS
American Legion group
TR Jr. with group of sailors and soldiers /

TR Jr. with group of sailors and soldiers /

Medium close view of TR Jr. talking with two sailors and two soldiers. Interior title identifies TR Jr. as one of the founders of the new Legion, which was incorporated by Congress on Sept. 16, 1919 as the Amer... More

First State Convention of American Legion - October 16 - 18, 1919, Albuquerque, New Mexico

First State Convention of American Legion - October 16 - 18, 1919, Alb...

Large group of men posed in front of N.M. N.G. Armory. Copyright by Hanna & Hanna; no copyright renewal This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Photog. Index; N.M. Ar... More

American Legion group
American Legion Parade passing reviewing stand, Kansas City, Mo., Nov. 1, 1921
Col. Durmont at Am. Legion game, 4/21/23
Nat'l Press Club Legion May Day at Marine barracks
Nat'l Press Club Legion May Day at Marine barracks
Am. Legion at Mt. Vernon, [Virginia], 2/22/21
Ignace Paderewski with American Legion officials, 12/21/25
[Nat'l Press Club Legion May Day at Marine barracks]
Allenca at Am. Legion game, 4/21/23
Orphans at Tidal Basin - Sen. Jasper Post # 13 Amer. Legion, 8/21/24
[Nat'l Press Club Legion May Day at Marine barracks]
Legion parading before half million spectators, American Legion Convention, Kansas City, Mo.

Legion parading before half million spectators, American Legion Conven...

Stereo copyrighted by Keystone. No. 13361. Caption card tracings: Shelf.

Gen. Frank T. Hines contributes to American Legion Endowment Fund, 6/22/25
Am. Legion at Mt. Vernon, 2/22/22
[...] from 7 European nations [...] Amer. Legion convention at New [...] at Washington to pay tribute to Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Am. Legion at station [Union Station], 10/11/22
Harding & Am. Legion group, 11/3/22
Alvin Owsley, Nat. Comdr., Am. Legion
Frank N. Belgrano, Jr., Nat'l Commander of the Amer. Legion, at congressional hearing. 1/22/35
Legion Game
[...] Owsley, new commander of the Amer. Legion at White House on Thanksgiving eve to discuss [...] matters with Pres. Harding. Left to right: [...] Sparks, Commander Owsley, and Col. Chas. B. Forbes
Am. Legion at Arlington, 10/11/22
Am. Legion at White House, 10/11/22
Am. Legion at station [Union Station], 10/11/22
Harding & Am. Legion group, 11/3/22
Am. Legion at Arlington, 10/11/22
Army & Navy Legion, 10/4/22
Sen. Walsh of Mass. addressing Am. Legion, 5/30/22
Forty delegates from European countries passing through Wash[ington] on their way to attend the American Legion Convention at New Orleans are entertained at the White House by President Harding

Forty delegates from European countries passing through Wash[ington] o...

Delegates are posed, with President Harding in the center, in the East Room of the White House, Washington, D.C. In album: Washington, D.C., 2 Oct. 1922 to 15 Nov. 1922, v. 9, Herbert E. French, National Photo ... More

Harding at Legion Games, 5/6/22
Army & Navy Legion, [10/4/22]
Gen. Frank T. Hines contributes to American Legion Endowment Fund, 6/22/25
Am. Legion At Lincoln Mem., 2/12/23
Am. Legion at Arlington, 5/14/23
Geo. Wash. post of the Amer. Legion conducting drive on tinfoil, rubber and other materials
Coolidge & Am. Legion
Coolidge & Am. Legion group
On Mothers Day, May 13. Thousands of Philadelphia veterans of the Amer. Legion journeyed to Wash. to honor the mother of the unknown soldier
Coolidge & Am. Legion
Am. Legion cleaning up Arlington, [5/24/23]
Loyal Legion Group, 11/24/[23]
Am. Legion at Arlington, 5/14/23
Coolidge & Am. Legion
Legion tin foil group
Am. Legion game
Am. Legion at Arlington, [5/14/23]
Am. Legion At Lincoln Mem., 2/12/23
Am. Legion basket [ball]
Coolidge & Am. Legion group
Beers, Md. State, Am. Legion game, 4/21/[23]
Am. Legion group
Am. Legion At Lincoln Mem., 2/12/23
Looking at some of the flower baskets, trays, and lamps made by wounded soldiers at Mr. Alton Hospital, Wash., during the 4th Annual garden party tendered the disabled veterans by the Geo. Baldwin McCoy Unit of the Amer. Women's Legion. Left to rt.: Mrs. Robt. Coe, Mrs. Frank T. Hines, Gen. Hines, Director of the Veteran's Bur. and Mrs. W.J. McCoy
Ladies of Army & Navy Legion of Valor, 10/4/24
Am. Legion cleaning up Arlington, 5/24/23
Gen. Pershing receives loving cup from Stuart Walcott post # 10 Amer. Legion with Col. Quekemeyer, 9/[12/24]
John R. Quinn, Nat'l Commander of the Amer. Legion calling at the W.H. [i.e., White House]
Mrs. Walter J. McCoy, Pres. of the McCoy Unit, Amer. Women's Legion and Col. Dunlop P. Penhallow, Commanding Officer of Mt. Alton Hospital, at the 4th Annual garden party tendered the wounded veterans by the Unit
[President Coolidge with members of National Rehabilitation Committee of the American Legion]

[President Coolidge with members of National Rehabilitation Committee ...

National Photo Company Collection. Item in album: v. 1, p. 35, no. 29894.

Army & Navy Legion of Valor at White House, [Washington, D.C.], 10/3/24
Maritime Labor leader a communist charged before House Committee. Washington, D.C., Oct. 24. Harper Knowles, Oakland, Calif., Chairman of the radical research committee of the American Legion, today told the House Committee investigating Un-American activities, that Harry Bridges, West Coast labor leader, has been declared by communist publications to be a member of the waterfront section of the communist party. He charged that Bridges, as head of a group of militant leaders known as "Equality Hall" group "commenced the agitation that brought about the San Francisco general strike and chaos to maritime industry"
Ignace Paderewski with American Legion officials, [12/21/25]
General John J. Pershing joined with members of the Service Star Legion in paying homage to the World War dead at Arlington National Cemetery before the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier on Tuesday afternoon, May 26th. Mrs. Henry F. Baker of Hyde, Md., placed a bronze insignia of the Order in the Trophy Room of the Amphitheatre. The picture shows Mrs. Florence M. Thorpe of Lynn, Mass. laying the insignia upon the tomb. General Pershing is [...] directly behind Mrs. Thorpe. At the General's left is [...] Baker, then Mrs. [Max?] Mayer of Des Moines, Iowa and General [...] T. Hines, Director of the Veterans Bureau
Howard S. Fisk with flag of Geo. Wash. Post, Amer. Legion, [10/20/25]
American Legion, Memorial Day Parade, 5/30/25
Mrs. J.D. Oliphant, Pres. Women's Auxiliary of American Legion at Mt. Alto, 5/10/25
D.C. Amer. Legion leaving for convention in Omaha, 10/2/25
Garden Party to Walter Reed soldiers by American Women's Legion, 6/[25]
Delegation from American Legion at W.H. [i.e., White House, Washington, D.C.] with Coolidge, 2/2/25
Members of the National Rehabilitation Committee who are holding their meeting in Washington meet [...] are photographed with the President. In the picture are: Rep[...] W. Limeberger of California; Royal C. Johnson of South Dakota, General Hines, President Coolidge, Watson B. Miller and Col. [...] A Drain, National Commander of the American Legion [White House, Washington, D.C.]
Am. Legion & Shipping Board, 11/2/25
American Legion broadcasting party at Bowling Field, 8/27/25
Service Star Legion at Arlington, [5/26/25]
D.C. Amer. Legion leaving for convention in Omaha, [10/2/25]
The first meeting of the commission to arrange for the celebration of the 200th anniversary of the birth of George Washington to be held in 1932, took place today, Feb. 16th at the White House with President Coolidge as chairman. The committee includes four members appointed by the Senate, four from the House and four appointed by the President. Left to right, front row: Senator Selden P. Spencer, Missouri; Mrs. Anthony Wayne Cook, President General, D.A.R.; President Coolidge; Mrs. John D. Sherman, Federation of Women's Clubs and Senator Simeon Fess, Ohio. Second row: Frederick H. Gillett, Speaker of the House of Representatives; Representative John Q. Tilson, Connecticut; Representative Willis C. Hawley, Oregon. Top row: Frank Munsey, publisher; Representative Joseph W. Byrns, Tennessee; Senator Thomas F. Bayard, Delaware; Senator Carter Class, Virginia, and Hanford Monider, former Commander of the American Legion
Garden Party to Walter Reed soldiers by American Women's Legion, [6/25]
Mrs. O.D. Oliphant, of Trenton, N.J., National President [...] American Legion Auxilairy today called upon President Coolidge [...] acquaint him with the plans for the Women's Conference on Nat[...] Defense as peace insurance. Which the American Legion Auxiliary [White House, Washington, D.C.]
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