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Views of Narberth Past

Civil War commemoration, 1938

Image source: Collection of the Lower Merion Historical Society

Addresses in view: 212 Sabine Ave., 216 Sabine Ave.

modern view of the historical image seen from the same viewpoint
24 Dec 2017

On May 23, 1938, Narberth Public School presented a Historical Pageant in Narbrook Park with scenes from Indians and early settlers through World War I. Here boys dress up in Union and Confederate uniforms for the episode "Preserving a Nation", depicting the Battle of Gettysburg. The 75th Anniversary of the battle that summer was the last to host veterans of the Civil War.

The location of the photo is the Narberth School playground, now divided between a parking lot and Sabine Park.