Yorktown Sesquicentennial Celebration OCTOBER 16-17-18-19, 1931 at Yorktown, Virginia - Artist's Conception of Celebration Area
By: A. Hoen & Co
Date: 1931 (published) Richmond, VA
Dimensions: 26.5 x 38.5 inches (67.25 x 98 cm)
This is an unrecorded bird's-eye-view of the grounds for the Yorktown Sesquicentennial Celebration that occurred October 16 - 19, 1931. The celebration was to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Yorktown.
The battle was noteworthy for the British under the command of Lord Charles Cornwallis surrendered to the French and American forces at Yorktown, Virginia. This surrender marked the end of the Revolutionary War as it was the last major battle between the British and the Colonists, who were then backed by the French Navy. The outcome of this battle would lead to the 1783 Treaty of Paris and the formal recognition of the United States as a sovereign nation.
This bird's-eye-view looks down on the fairgrounds with stadium seating for a battle reenactment and other entertainment, rows of large tents, a petting zoo, area for games, a boxing ring, tepees, and other attractions. The scene is alive with activity, with a full parking lot, and attendees about the fairgrounds and coming through designated entrances.
Condition: This print is in B+ condition linen backed with loss to the lower left corner margin, but no loss to the image itself.
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