New Years Parade

Item Info

Item No: pdch00004
Title: New Years Parade
Creation Date: 1/1/1938
Historic Street Address: Broad Street
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, a Mummer costumed as "Uncle Sam" carries a sign, which appears to be referring to Japan's unapologetic aggression against the Republic of China, and the Japanese occupation of China's then-capital Nanjing in December 1937.

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

Creator Name: Higgins, Charles - Photographer