A crowd gathers as the Great Lakes Naval Reserve Band under the direction American composer John Philip Sousa marches by.
United States USA Date:1917 Duration:46 sec Sound:NO SOUND
John Philip Sousa's U.S.Navy Band of the Great Lakes Naval Training Station leading a World War I Liberty Loan parade on a city street (possibly in Chicago, Illinois). Behind them two cars are seen and other marchers carrying signs. One sign reads: "Chip In." Numerous spectators line the sidewalks. View from above of the band in formation for a concert. John Philip Sousa and his wife, Jane, pose in front of a residence. He wears the uniform of a Lieutenant in the Naval Reserve. (Note: During World War I, the Navy asked Sousa to train bandsmen at the Great Lakes Naval Training Center. On May 31, 1917, at the age of 62, he accepted a commission as a Lieutenant, in the U.S.Naval Reserve and organized a new band at the Great Lakes Center. His fame attracted so many band recruits that he was able to form several Navy bands for other Navy bases and units.)
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