A Memorial Day parade marches down Broadway

This stereoscopic card shows the city’s Memorial Day parade in 1875, as it winds its way down Broadway at Bond Street.

In 1875, it was called Decoration Day—taken from the practice of decorating soldiers’ graves with flowers.

The holiday was only a handful of years old at the time, but already the parade tradition had taken hold.

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2 Responses to “A Memorial Day parade marches down Broadway”

  1. Alex Says:

    That building on the northeast corner of Broadway & Bond is still there 137 years later.

    https://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&safe=off&q=broadway+%26+bond+street,+new+york,+ny&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=0x89c259900276eaa7:0x706922d3373c428e,Broadway+%26+Bond+St,+New+York,+NY+10012&gl=us&ei=UA_ET4WZB7T06AHLmtSvCg&oi=geocode_result&ved=0CAgQ8gEwAA

  2. BestBrian Says:

    Good job. Looks like a few of those buildings are still there.

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