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: Norway’s new royals

Norway’s new royal family arrives in the capital, Christiania (now called Oslo) on the 25th of November, 1905.

The new king, Haakon VII, was a Danish prince who became ruler of Norway when the union with Sweden was dissolved that year.

Haakon ruled until his death in 1957, and is famous for his resistance against the long Nazi occupation during the Second World War.

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On this day: the death of Kate Sheppard

Kate Sheppard, photographed in 1905.

In 1905

Kate Sheppard, New Zealand’s most famous suffragette, died on the 13th of July, 1934.

Born to Scottish parents in England in 1847, Sheppard moved to New Zealand in 1869.

She became a significant figure both in gaining women the vote, and then in getting women to the polls for the first time in 1893.

NZ_Dollar_TenNew Zealand ten-dollar note Kate Sheppard

New Zealand was a leading nation in women’s suffrage, and Sheppard’s efforts gained her a place on the country’s $10 note.

On this day: Mount Rushmore was completed

On the 31st of October, 1941, Mount Rushmore, an American sculpture of the faces of four US Presidents, was completed.

Six_GrandfathersAn image of Mount Rushmore — before construction began on the Mount Rushmore National Memorial. 1905.

Before construction began: 1905

The sculpture, in South Dakota, depicts George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln. The reason for the creation of the monument was to promote tourism in the area.

451px-Mount_Rushmore2Construction at Mount Rushmore of George Washington's likeness. circa 1932

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The monument took fourteen years to construct.

On this day: The Battle of Tsushima

The Battle of Tsushima was a major sea battle in the Russo-Japanese War, fought from the 27th to the 28th of May, 1905.

The Battle of Tsushima was a major sea battle in the Russo-Japanese War, fought from the 27th to the 28th of May, 1905. This was the first naval battle in which radio played an important part.

It was won by Japan.

The Russo-Japanese War was a struggle between Russia and Japan for land and power in the East, begun in February 1904 and won by Japan in September of 1905.