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1927 Fishburne Military Academy School Football Team Cabinet Photo and Letterman Award for Glenn Hampton Lemon.


A splendidly rare specimen with the whole story included.


Glenn Hampton Lemon


Glenn Hampton Lemon (Born about 1909, Died on April 29, 1996). He was a resident of Roanoke, Virginia his entire life. Early on he attended Fishburne Military Academy/School where he became a Letterman on their football team. He later graduated of Jefferson High School and then attended Duke University (1930), where he was a halfback and Letterman on the varsity football team.


He later became an officer of the Valley Lumber Corporation and Warehouse Sales Co., Inc., and was a member of the Roanoke Country Club and the Roanoke German Club.


He was married twice with his first Wife being Elizabeth Armistead Trout and his second being Natalie Roberts Foster. Glenn had two sons, Glenn Hampton Lemon Jr. of Williamsburg (1939-2021) and Philip Henry Lemon of Roanoke. He has one grandson, Gregory Boyd Lemon of Williamsburg; two granddaughters, Elizabeth Armistead Lemon and Anne Holman Lemon, both of Roanoke; four brothers, E. Marvin Lemon of Midlothian, C. K. Lemon Jr. and C. Ross Lemon, both of Roanoke, and William N. Lemon of Salem, and one sister, Ruth L. Bergeron of Waitsfield, Vt.


Fishburne Military Academy/School


Founded in 1879 by Waynesboro Native and Washington College Graduate, Professor James A. Fishburne, Fishburne Military School is woven into the very fabric of Waynesboro and Shenandoah Valley history. For 140 years, Fishburne has been preparing young men for lives of leadership and service.


Today, Fishburne Military School is a leader in the United States Army JROTC Cadet Command’s Fourth Brigade and, as an Honor Unit with Distinction, holds the privilege of nominating qualified cadets to any of the United States Service Academies.




The subject photo was taken at the steps of the Fishburne Military Academy/School circa 1927. The academy and building still stand today. The photo features Glenn Hampton Lemon (Front Row, second from the Right (white socks showing above shoes). The photo measures approximately 8x9.5. The cabinet photo itself including the wooden frame measures approximately 13.75x13. Everything here is original – right down to the glass frame and the framing technique used during this period which is considered primitive by today’s standards but remains untouched and unaltered. There is writing on the back, lower left indicating Glenn's whereabouts in the photo.


The photographer was R.L. Hiserman who ran a photography studio in Waynesboro, Virginia during the early years of the 20th century. He specialized in panoramic views and various large group photographs. His embossed studio signature is on the cabinet/mat lower right-side front.


All original condition, presents fantastic, with no issues, and minor wear considering its age.


Letterman Award


Accompanying this is a similarly framed (8.5x6.5) Letterman Award given to Glenn H. Lemon from the Fishburne Military School Athletic Association for the 1927 Football Season. The Letter “F” (for Football) is proudly raised and presents in a gold metallic. The award/certificate is signed of by a M.H. Hudgins (Principal), Phil C. Brooks (Director of Athletics), and H.D. Thomas (Coach). All original condition, presents fantastic, with no issues, and minor wear considering its age.


1927 Fishburne Military School Football Team Photo & Letterman Award Glenn Lemon

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