New Years Parade

Item Info

Item No: pdch00011
Title: New Years Parade
Creation Date: 1/1/1938
Media Type: Photographic Negatives
Source: Print and Picture Collection

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

While the Mummers New Year's parades date back to Philadelphia’s earliest days, the official parade began in 1901.  In this 1938 image, specators can be seen lining up along the sidewalk, to watch the parade.  Some are using baskets provided by the city, to stand on for a better view.

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

Creator Name: Higgins, Charles - Photographer