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The Friday Flashback: "April Showers/I Love a Parade" Edition

By Chuck Sudo in Miscellaneous on Apr 11, 2008 1:00PM

DN-0071189, Chicago Daily News negatives collection, Chicago History Museum.

Closing the music library of DJ "Pretty White Jeebus" for a spell, we're getting back to the photographs of yesteryear.

The forecast calls for a lot of blech this weekend, and there better be a lot of flowers next month after the rain that's come down this week. Digressing, the shot is of the 1st Illinois, 149th Field Artillery marching north in the rain on South Michigan Avenue upon their return home from Europe in 1919. Can't tell if the crowd is enjoying the pomp and circumstance, but we can tell you from first hand experience that those GIs are grinning and bearing it. Marching in the rain is not all that.