Armistice Day Parade, 1919

VP fan Scott Blyth sent in this great photo of Portland’s 1919 Armistice Day parade. “My paternal grandfather Reginald Arthur Blyth was heading up the Canadian contingent and is marching with his officer’s cane directed towards the ground.” The parade is heading east on SW Alder at Park Avenue; both the 1908 Cornelius Hotel and the 1912 Woodlark Building in the background are still there. Thanks again, Scott!

Update: This is actually the Rose Festival Military and Naval Parade, held on June 12, 1919. See the comments for more information.

armisticedaypdx1919(Scott Blyth)