FamilyOnline is featuring occasional peeks into the past to celebrate the bicentennials of the Daughters of Mary Immaculate and the Society of Mary, .
This photo was titled “Cleveland’s Victory” and shows Marianists in Honolulu presumably celebrating the election of Grover Cleveland. Cleveland was the only U.S. president who served non-consecutive terms, being elected in 1884 and 1892. This photo is likely from the latter election, although it’s not clear why the berobed brother in the middle grasps a mallet, or why two others wield feather dusters. Perhaps presidential elections were immoderate affairs even back then.
These brothers would have been teachers at St. Louis College, which is now Saint Louis School. Photo from the collection of the National Archives of the Marianist Province of the United States.