The Monticello Guard, 1917

Published:April 24, 2012 by Brendan Wolfe

Two photos: Main Street Parade Charlottesville and Monticello Guard, West Main Street Charlottesville by Rufus W. Holsinger. In the first, dated September 24, 1917 , the Monticello Guard marches near the beginning of the United States’ involvement in World War I. A long vertical sign that reads “Jefferson” can be seen in the right background near today’s Jefferson Theater. The second photo is undated but likely shows the same event. More on Charlottesville in the Great War here. (Holsinger Studio Collection, Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library, University of Virginia).