From the BHS Archives
Each week, we share an interesting or curious image from the BHS Archives on the BHS Blog.
Photo of the Week:
Memorial Day Parade
The photo of the week depicts a parade (possibly a Memorial Day parade) around 1910 in Brooklyn. The Emmanuel House Club—a religious and community center located at 131 Steuben Street in the Clinton Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn—is pictured marching in the second and third lines.
Brooklyn has been honoring those who have died while serving in the United States military with an annual Memorial Day parade since 1867. The parade, which begins at 78th Street and Third Avenue, marks its 149th anniversary this year and is known as the longest-running Memorial Day parade in the country. Learn more about this long-running tradition on the BHS Blog...
[Emmanuel House Club 2nd and 3rd marching line in parade], circa 1910, V1981.284.6, Emmanuel House lantern slide collection, V1981.284; Brooklyn Historical Society.