Monday, November 15, 2010

Virginia Capitol Bell Tower, girl with swastika - 1908

A group of young women enjoy a nice day sitting in the grass in front of the Bell Tower on the grounds of the Virginia State Capitol in downtown Richmond, circa 1908. The Bell Tower was completed in 1825, and is still used today to call the General Assembly of Virginia into session.

One thing interesting about this photo is the swastika pin one girl has on her collar, about a dozen years before the Nazi party in Germany would adopt it as their symbol.

Here it is uncropped, click the photo for the high resolution image.

Photo courtesy of The Library of Congress

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