17 September 2012

The Ghosts of Columbia Street: Parade Day


Not much information to go along with this lovely image of Columbia Street, between Kane and Degraw Streets, circa 1955. I'm guessing it's an Independence Day parade, judging by the many flags, the bright sun and the summer clothing. The barber shop in the background is 133 Columbia Street. The building doesn't exist anymore.

As with all the previous photos in this series, they belong to Freebird Books of Columbia Street.

4 comments:

Mitch said...

Interesting that this is a mixed-race group of boys

Brooks of Sheffield said...

At that point in the last century, the Italians were starting to move out of the nabe, and the Puerto Rican community on Columbia was well established.

upstate johnny g said...

I didn't realize they had Army uniforms for little kids!

Bopkat said...

I've been enjoying the peek into the neighborhood's past. This photo has to be a bit later than 1955, though. The clothing looks more mid 60s and the flags are the current 50 star (after 1959). Maybe 1965?