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:


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


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


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


Easter_Parade_1905Easter Parade on Fifth Avenue, New York 1905


Easter_Parade_1912 Easter Parade on Fifth Avenue, New York 1912.


Easter_parade_1914 Easter Parade, New York 1914.

On this day…

“A” Company of Britain’s 4th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers rests in Mons, Belgium on the 22nd of August, 1914.

The following day they would fight in the Battle of Mons.

800px-4th_Bn_Royal_Fusiliers_22_August_1914 A Company of the 4th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (9th Brigade, 3rd Division) on 22 August, 1914, resting in the square at Mons, Belgium, the day before the Battle of Mons.

Australian Troops in December 1914

Australian troops at the Mena Camp in Egypt in December, 1914. One soldier plays with a kangaroo. It was common for troops to take native animals with them when they went to war, and many of these animals were then left in the care of the Cairo Zoological Gardens.



The Christmas Truce

First World War: British and German troops meet in No-Man’s Land during the unofficial Christmas truce on the Western Front. December, 1914. A series of truces occurred across battlegrounds as soldiers put down their weapons to celebrate Christmas.



On this day: a wedding in Canada in 1914

A Kwakiutl wedding on Vancouver Island, Canada, on the 13th of November, 1914.

The photograph’s caption reads:

A bridal group. Kwakiutl wedding party, bride in centre, hired dancers on each side, her father on far left, all standing on platform, with plank wall behind them and flanked by two totem poles. Groom’s father on the right behind man with a box-drum.


A Kwakwaka'wakw wedding ceremony in 1914 Vancouver Island Canada