Puerto Rican Day Parade

Item Info

Item No: pdcp01033
Title: Puerto Rican Day Parade
Creation Date: 9/27/1987
Historic Street Address: Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Media Type: Photographic Prints
Source: Print and Picture Collection

This Philadelphia Inquirer photograph, taken by photographer Ron Tarver, shows Santos and La Tuna, a band from San Juan, playing Latin favorites on a float on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, during the Puerto Rican Day Parade, on September 27, 1987.  This celebration of Puerto Rican and Latino heritage and culture was begun in 1962, and hosts hundreds of performers, local celebrities and youth groups.

Facsimile of image used in the exhibition, Corridor of Culture: 100 Years of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Parkway Central Library West Gallery, September 2017-November 2018.

Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.170096
Geocode Latitude:39.957252

Creator Name: Philadelphia Inquirer - Photographer
Ron Tarver - Photographer