Photo of the day: Memorial Day Parade in 1895

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."

More photos can be viewed on the BHS blog.

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