Between 1910 and 1915
New York City has hosted an Easter parade on Fifth Avenue since the 19th century. Taking place on Easter Sunday, for decades it was one of the most significant cultural events of the year.
Here are some images of the parade from the late 19th and early 20th centuries:
This is the cover for American magazine Puck, dated the 5th of April, 1899. Easter Sunday fell on the second of the month that year.
Known for its satire, the magazine was published from 1871 to 1918.
Essex County Cricket Club was founded at a meeting in Chelmsford‘s Shire Hall on the 14th of January, 1876.
The Essex team in 1897. X
The sport of cricket had been in the area since some time in the 16th century, but no major teams were organised until the late Victorian era. Essex CCC became First-Class in 1894.
Most of the team’s home games are played in Chelmsford, the county town of Essex.
This image was published in Harper’s Weekly on the 24th of December, 1892. Showing US troops, it is an illustration by Frederic Remington titled: “Roasting the Christmas Beef in a Cavalry Camp”.
Wellington Stapleton-Cotton, 2nd Viscount Combermere, died in St James’ Place, London on the 1st of December, 1891, seven weeks after being run over by a horse-drawn carriage.
On the day of his funeral, this photograph was taken by Sybell Corbet in the library in Combermere Abbey, Cheshire.
Despite claims one of the servants must have been sitting in the chair, they all claimed to have been miles away attending the funeral at the time the picture was taken.
On the 21st of November, 1894 Japanese soldiers massacred at least a thousand Chinese servicemen and civilians in Port Arthur (now Lüshunkou), China.
A Western media illustration of Japanese soldiers mutilating the bodies. X
The Japanese left only thirty-six people alive to bury the bodies. However, the number of people killed is highly disputed, with estimates ranging from a thousand to twenty-thousand.
The massacre was part of the First Sino-Japanese War, which was largely fought over the control of Korea.
On the 2nd of November, 1896, Puck magazine ran a cover picturing Mark Hanna and William McKinley preparing to carve up the presidency at Thanksgiving.
The US election was held the following day. McKinley won, with the help of his adviser, Hanna. McKinley was assassinated in 1901, while Hanna only outlived him by two and a half years.