New Years Parade

Item Info

Item No: pdch00013
Title: New Years Parade
Creation Date: 1/1/1938
Historic Street Address: Broad & Ritner Streets
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, a Mummers float depicts a battlefield scene, and the banner above states, "We Want No More of This."  With war brewing again in Europe, many Americans opposed getting involved in another world war.

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

Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.170593
Geocode Latitude:39.920795

Creator Name: Higgins, Charles - Photographer