Photo of the day: Memorial Day Parade in 1895



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Memorial Day Parade, May 30, 1895, v1972.1.1109

Memorial Day Parade, May 30, 1895, v1972.1.1109 Photograph courtesy Brooklyn Historical Society

Today's photo comes from the Brooklyn Historical Society archives: "This photo, by Brooklyn photography studio E. Van Altena & Co., was taken at the intersection of Bedford Avenue and Heyward Street, and shows Brooklyn's Memorial Day parade. It is the longest continuously-run Memorial Day parade in the United States, and has happened every year since 1867."

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