New Years Parade

Item Info

Item No: pdch00002
Title: New Years Parade
Creation Date: 1/1/1938
Historic Street Address: East Penn Square & JFK Boulevard
Media Type: Photographic Negatives
Source: Print and Picture Collection

Image taken by Philadelphia Evening Bulletin photographer Charles T. Higgins. 

While the Mummers parades date back to Philadelphia’s earliest days, the official parade began in 1901.  In this 1938 image, the Mummers are seen, performing in elaborate costumes, at the northeast corner of Penn Square.

Notes on the negative's envelope read:  "Jan. 1938, New Years Parade"

Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.162481
Geocode Latitude:39.953119

Creator Name: Higgins, Charles - Photographer