Saturday, March 14, 2015

Program: Washington's Birthday, February 22, 1894; Baptist Boys' Brigade, Boston, Massachusetts

Program for the February 22, 1894 Patriotic Rally on the occasion of Washington's Birthday, held at The Casino, 541 Tremont Street, Boston, Massachusetts.

Unfolded the sheet measures 11-1/2" by 8-1/2".  Printed by L. F. Weston, Printer, Corner of Main and Pearl Streets, Cambridgeport, Massachusetts.

Baptist Boys are we
To follow our Lord
By the light of His word
This shall our motto be.

Names mentioned:
  • Naval Brigade Band, E. N. Lafricain, Leader.  Edward N. L'Africain, who would later lead a band in the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I; said to have been the best band in the AEF.  Death notice of 1921.
  • Officer of the Day, Capt. Walter H. Delano of Co. K, 1st Regt.
  • Capt. John Blair, Officer of the Guard, Guard Mount, Co. B., 1st Massachusetts Regiment
  • B.B.B. Song, written by Alexander Blackburn
  • Rev. E. D. Burr - presumably Rev. Everett D. Burr of the Ruggles Street Baptist Church
  • Rev. George C. Lorimer, D.D. - presumably Rev. George Claude Lorimer of Tremont Temple
  • Rev. S. F. Smith, D.D. - presumably Rev. Samuel Francis Smith, who composed the anthem "America" or "My County, T'is of Thee", which was played at this rally, as noted on pane 3.
541 Tremont Street, Boston, Massachusetts

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