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:
19th Century, Early 20th Century, History, On This Day, Photography, US History
1890s, 1898, 1899, 1900, 1905, 1910s, 1912, 1914, 19th Century, Early 20th Century, Easter, New York, New York City, On This Day, Photography, US History
These two Easter cards are from Ukraine.
The first is dated 1916, while the second is undated.
Early 20th Century, History, Ukraine, Vintage
1910s, 1916, Early 20th Century, Easter, Ukraine, Ukrainian, Ukrainian History, Vintage
Rifleman Harry Edward Burnham, who worked on Fleet Street in London before the outbreak of the First World War. He was killed in action on the 8th of April, 1917, which was Easter Sunday. Married with two children, he was thirty-five at the time of his death.
British History, Early 20th Century, History, Military, On This Day, Photography, World War One
1910, 1910s, 1917, British History, Easter, English History, First World War, Military, On This Day, Photograph, Photography, War, World War One
The last spike of Canada’s Grand Trunk Pacific Railway is driven in at Fort Fraser on the 7th of April, 1914.
Early 20th Century, History, On This Day, Photography
1910s, 1914, Canada, Canadian History, Early 20th Century, Fort Fraser, On This Day, Photograph, Photography, Railway, Trains, Transportation
The Great Dayton Flood, when the overflowing Great Miami River inundated Ohio, began on the 21
st of March, 1913.
Over the course of the next few days, an estimated 360 people died, making the flood the worst natural disaster in the state’s history.
In addition to the destruction caused by the water, a gas explosion and exposed gas lines resulted in fires that caused significant damage. The damage to property included the loss of around 20 000 homes.
Despite being a historically significant city, because of the flood today there are few historic buildings left in Dayton.
Early 20th Century, History, On This Day, Photography, US History
1910s, 1913, Dayton, Early 20th Century, Great Dayton Flood, Natural Disaster, Ohio, On This Day, Photography, US History
Three tornadoes hit Brighton in Melbourne, Australia on the 2nd of February, 1918.
Beginning at around 5:45pm, the storm killed a man and a boy. The drowning of a woman swimming at St Kilda Beach is believed to also have been caused by the disaster.
The Hawthorn Methodist Church (in the image below) was destroyed, and later rebuilt.
Australia, Early 20th Century, History, On This Day, Photography
1910s, 1918, Australia, Australian History, Early 20th Century, Melbourne, Natural Disaster, On This Day, Photograph, Photography
The New York Times reports on Serbian massacres of Albanian citizens in the First Balkan War. 31st December, 1912.
Early 20th Century, History, Military, On This Day
1910s, 1912, Albania, Early 20th Century, First Balkan War, HIstory, Military, New York Times, On This Day, Serbia, War, War Crimes