Posted by Sarah Bailey Hogarty on November 11, 2011
On Armistice Day in 1924, the California Palace of the Legion of Honor opened its doors to the public. Dedicated to the 3,600 California soldiers, sailors and marines who gave their lives during World War I, the Legion of Honor pledged to “honor the dead while serving the living.”
Today, we not only celebrate the sacrifices of countless servicemen and women, but also the 87th birthday of the Legion of Honor Museum. To commemorate this meaningful day, we hope you enjoy this selection of related artwork.
Unidentified artist. Union soldier with his rifle, ca. 1861–1865. Ambrotype. Gift of William Rubel. 1986.3.34.
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