AT FIRST, I DIDN’T THINK THAT I WOULD SCAN ALL THE PHOTOS FROM PAGE 2, BECAUSE MOST OF THEM ARE OF BUILDINGS IN WASHINGTON D.C. BUT HALF OF THE IVEY SIBLINGS ASKED FOR *ALL* PHOTOS FROM THE SCRAPBOOK OF THE 1937 BOY SCOUT JAMBOREE, SO HERE THEY ARE!
And so I did something today that I really hope I’m not sorry for later… I took apart the scrapbook.
It was tied together with a shoestring, in a triple knot that took almost an hour with magnifying glasses to untie. I did it because I was having a lot of difficulty scanning this page, and could tell that it was only going to get more difficult with each succeeding page, because of the bulk. And because of the age of the scrapbook, I was afraid that I would damage it by continuing to try and scan each page over and over while awkwardly supporting the book as it hung over the edges of the scanner.
Even with this modification to my method, because this page was slightly warped, many of the photos are a little blurry on the decorative border around the photo. Apologies for that, but I don’t think that I can get them any better.
And after examining the disassembled scrapbook, I don’t think I’ll have any trouble getting it back exactly like it was before. Except that I probably won’t tie it back together with a three-level, unyielding, messy knot. 🙂
Here’s a sneak preview of the photos on page 2 of the scrapbook – five Boy Scouts standing on the front steps of the U.S. Capitol building. William Dixon Ivey is second from right:
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Ivey Genealogy Information and Photos Scanned and Uploaded December 12, 2021 – 1937 Boy Scout Jamboree
The photos on page 2 are numbered from 33-64, and all were taken at the 1937 Boy Scout Jamboree. Most of the photos on this page are of the landmark buildings in Washington D.C.
33. July 7, 1937 Major League Baseball All-Star Game.
What an exciting event for the Boy Scouts to attend! Look at the roster of amazing players!
The 1937 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the fifth playing of the midsummer classic between the All-Stars of the American League (AL) and National League (NL), the two leagues comprising Major League Baseball. The game was held on July 7, 1937, at Griffith Stadium in Washington, D.C., the home of the Washington Senators of the American League. The game resulted in the American League defeating the National League 8–3.
The game, attended by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, is remembered because of a play in which Earl Averill of the Indians hit a ball that struck Cardinals pitcher Dizzy Dean on the toe, breaking it; complications from this injury shortened the career of the future Hall of Fame pitcher.
1937 All-Star Game program for the contest played at Griffith Stadium, Washington D.C. on July 7, 1937. Lou Gehrig hit a 2 run home run and drove in another pair as the American League easily coasted to their 4th win in 5 tries. This is the All-Star Game where Dizzy Dean was hit on the toe by an Earl Averill line drive. He would try to come back too soon and eventually end up hurting his arm, this cutting short his brilliant career.
Here is the Wikipedia link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1937_Major_League_Baseball_All-Star_Game
Here are some clips from the actual 1937 Major League Baseball All-Star Game:
Here is some footage of FDR at the 1937 Major League Baseball All-Star Game. Watch starting at :14 for a man in a white suit leading the Boy Scouts across the field! The eleven Eagle Scouts were chosen to escort FDR, who is in the vehicle following. Is William Dixon Ivey one of the eleven?
One more before I go on…
And finally, here is William Dixon Ivey’s photo taken at the event:
34. Boy Scout leader. This appears to be Chief Scout Executive James E. West.
35 and 36. Indian display by the Comanche Trail Council from Texas at the 1937 Boy Scout Jamboree.
37 through 40. United States Capitol Building.
41. Five Boy Scouts in front of United States Capitol Building. William Dixon Ivey is second from right.
42 and 43. William Dixon Ivey’s first selfies!
Actually, it looks like he’s trying to get a good photo of the oculus in the dome of the United States Capitol Building.
44 through 57. Landmark buildings in Washington D.C.
58 through 64. Flight display in the Smithsonian. Although these photos are not of the National Air Museum, which was founded in 1946, this display within the Smithsonian was probably a precursor to the full-scale museum.
1937 Boy Scout Jamboree, Washington D.C.
This was the first-ever Boy Scout Jamboree. It was originally planned for 1935, but was postponed for two years due to a polio epidemic. I can imagine that it was really exciting for all the boys involved, about 25,000 nationwide, to get to go to this event.
Read more about the Jamboree here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Scout_jamboree_(Boy_Scouts_of_America)
That’s all for today. Let me know what you think in the comments below. Thank you for reading!
Next Ivey Family post – more pictures of the 1937 Boy Scout Jamboree!