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Mulberry Health Center Album -- Parade on Mott Street

Mulberry Health Center Album -- Parade on Mott Street
CSS Description
#5143 From: Mulberry Health Center Album Unknown Photographer Looking north from the corner of Prince and Mott Streets. The building immediately to the left of the light colored building with the fire escape balconies is the Mulberry Community House, 256-8 Mott Street (see #4338). The brick wall In the left corner encloses the cemetery on the south side of Old St. Patrick's Church. Old St. Patrick's (founded 1809, completed 1815, Joseph F. Mangin, architect) was the Roman Catholic Cathedral of New York until St. Patrick's on Fifth Avenue was built (dedicated 1897). At first glance, one might think this parade is celebrating Armistice Day, November 11, 1918, but the men are wearing straw hats and the children no jackets or coats. Inhabitants of the neighborhood are sure it is not a July 4th or Memorial Day parade; one suggested, because of the number of Italian flags displayed, that it might have been when General Diaz, an Italian World War I hero, visited New York after the termination of the war.
Item Information
Title
Mulberry Health Center Album -- Parade on Mott Street
Date
circa 1918
Item Number
659
Photograph Number
5143
Format
photographs
Borough
Manhattan
Street Names
Prince Street
Mott Street
Annotation on Back
From: Mulberry Health Center Album
Places
New York (N.Y.); Lower East Side (New York, N.Y.); Little Italy (New York, N.Y.)
Topics
Streets; Parades; Italian Americans; Horses; Fourteenth Ward Industrial School (New York, N.Y. : Building); Flags; Crowds; Carriages and carts; Buildings; Automobiles
Box and Folder Number
300: 36
CSS Description
#5143 From: Mulberry Health Center Album Unknown Photographer Looking north from the corner of Prince and Mott Streets. The building immediately to the left of the light colored building with the fire escape balconies is the Mulberry Community House, 256-8 Mott Street (see #4338). The brick wall In the left corner encloses the cemetery on the south side of Old St. Patrick's Church. Old St. Patrick's (founded 1809, completed 1815, Joseph F. Mangin, architect) was the Roman Catholic Cathedral of New York until St. Patrick's on Fifth Avenue was built (dedicated 1897). At first glance, one might think this parade is celebrating Armistice Day, November 11, 1918, but the men are wearing straw hats and the children no jackets or coats. Inhabitants of the neighborhood are sure it is not a July 4th or Memorial Day parade; one suggested, because of the number of Italian flags displayed, that it might have been when General Diaz, an Italian World War I hero, visited New York after the termination of the war.