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A Memorial Day parade marches down Broadway

May 28, 2012

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.