View showing the procession of horse-drawn floats on South Broad Street between Walnut and Pine streets during the Founder's Week parade. Floats display boughs of barley and hops; stacks of crates; and a large keg. Viewing stands decorated with bunting and American flags filled with spectators line the street. Also shows several police officers, including African Americans, standing in front of the crowds on the east side of the street. The Bellevue-Stratford Hotel is visible in the left background. Founder’s Week celebrated the 225th anniversary of the founding of Philadelphia, October 4-10, 1908. There were numerous parades and activities with each day having a special designation, including Religious, Military, Municipal, Industrial, Children’s and Naval, Historical, and Athletic and Knights Templar Day., Title supplied by cataloger., Purchase 1976., Description revised 2022., Access points revised 2022., Retrospective conversion record: original entry, edited., Part of digital collections catalog through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services as administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education through the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Tom Corbett, Governor, 2013-2014.
October 7, 1908
Library Company of Philadelphia | Print Department photo - unidentified - Processions [8191.F.1]