Item No: pdch00002
Title: New Years Parade
Historic Street Address:
East Penn Square & JFK Boulevard
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"
Higgins, Charles - Photographer