The Watermelon Brigade on Green Island

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Title: The Watermelon Brigade on Green Island
Author: Cooke, Reverend Henry
Description: Reverend Henry Cooke and Cooke relatives frequently rowed to Green Island for picnics. The island is located just west of South Bass Island. Cooke took this image during a picnic in August 1890. He recorded that the "watermelon battle was a long and fierce one .... at its close the Watermelon Brigade disappeared from history, fearful was the carnage ...."
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Date: 1890

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