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Latter-day Saint Images, 1925 (3)

By: Ardis E. Parshall - July 13, 2012

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Los Angeles, California
Fathers and Sons

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Malta, Idaho
En Route to Salt Lake City for MIA Jubilee

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Montreal, Canada

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Lewiston Ward, Idaho
Mothers and Daughters Day

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Idaho Falls Stake
MIA Annual Hike

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Missionaries of
Norwich Conference, England

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Helper, Utah
Mothers and Daughters Day

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Missionaries in France

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Franklin, Idaho
Fathers and Sons Outing

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Cedar City, Utah
Scouts Exploring Zion National park

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BYU Girls’ “Posture Parade”

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Missionaries of the Maryland Conference

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Binghamton, New York
Branch Officers

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Box Elder Stake, Utah
Bee Hive Girls

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Bee Hive Girls of
Archer, Idaho

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Elders Ole Hansen and Anthon H. Lund
Norway

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Missionaries
East Pennsylvania Conference

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9 Comments »

  1. The Lewiston mothers and daughters look like they are hamming for the camera. Please tell me more about the BYU Girls Posture Parade!

    Comment by HokieKate — July 13, 2012 @ 8:14 am

  2. Looks like it was sort of related to drill team marching. Accompanying this photo of a 1939 Posture Parade, a BYU cataloguer has written:

    “Typical of Posture Parades is this scene from the 1939 event. By that time the girls had discarded the bloomers for shorts, and all teams wore identical blouses, shorts, and caps, with emphasis on posture and marching skill. Skirts were adopted in 1940, but in 1947 the girls were back in shorts. The event reached its peak in 1940 under Leona Holbrook, who introduced merit ratings rather than “winners.” The Posture Parade was abandoned during World War II, but thereafter it was held until 1949, when it was discontinued for five years. In 1955 it was replaced by Pep Clubs on Review, which continues to the present time. The new emphasis is on dancing skill and spectacular marching maneuvers in individual unit uniforms. The groups also participate in mass activities.”

    Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — July 13, 2012 @ 8:28 am

  3. Now they’re Cougarettes in spandex. Almost the same.

    Comment by Carol — July 13, 2012 @ 8:35 am

  4. But boy, is their posture good!

    Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — July 13, 2012 @ 8:44 am

  5. I think there are two general authorities in these pictures. Isn’t that B.H. Roberts in the Maryland conference photo? He was president of the Eastern States Mission at the time (and living, naturally, in Brooklyn).

    And, in the picture of the missionaries in Norwich–isn’t the man sitting just left of center also a general authority?

    Comment by Mark B. — July 13, 2012 @ 10:25 am

  6. That’s definitely Roberts — that must be James and May Talmage in the Norwich picture, since he was president in Britain at this time. Two points to Mark in our spot-the-general-authority contest.

    Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — July 13, 2012 @ 10:28 am

  7. Ardis,

    These photos are fantastic. Although I don’t leave comments too often, I love your site and often refer it to others.

    Thanks for keeping this site always interesting and fresh.

    Comment by P DLM — July 13, 2012 @ 12:05 pm

  8. Thanks, P — it’s nice to know you’re still there. And thanks for plugging me to potential new readers.

    Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — July 13, 2012 @ 12:12 pm

  9. Wonderful! Thanks for sharing.

    Comment by David Y. — July 13, 2012 @ 12:34 pm

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