New York’s Easter Parade

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:

1898

Fifth_Avenue_Easter_Parade,_1898 Fifth Avenue and the Easter Parade, New York 1898.

1899

Easter_parade_Fifth_Avenue_1899. Easter Parade on Fifth Avenue, New York 1899.

1900

EasterParade1900 Fifth Avenue in New York City on Easter Sunday in 1900

1905

Easter_Parade_1905Easter Parade on Fifth Avenue, New York 1905

1912

Easter_Parade_1912 Easter Parade on Fifth Avenue, New York 1912.

1914

Easter_parade_1914 Easter Parade, New York 1914.

On this day: the founding of Essex County Cricket Club

Essex County Cricket Club was founded at a meeting in Chelmsford‘s Shire Hall on the 14th of January, 1876.

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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.

The ghost of Lord Combermere

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.

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On this day: the Port Arthur Massacre

On the 21st of November, 1894 Japanese soldiers massacred at least a thousand Chinese servicemen and civilians in Port Arthur (now Lüshunkou), China.

Port_Arthur_MassacreA Western newspaper's depiction of Japanese soldiers mutilating bodies. 21st November 1894

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 this day: the end of the election campaign

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.

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