Brooklyn History Photo of the Week: Memorial Day Parade, May 26, 1899

Parade, May 26, 1899, 2010.023.35; 141 Quincy Street photograph album, 2010.023; Brooklyn Historical Society.

This photograph from the 141 Quincy Street photography album documents the furnishings, architectural features, and home life of a Bedford-Stuyvesant family in the late 1890s. This photograph captures a parade through the neighborhood on Memorial Day weekend in 1899. It includes a marching band, church group, and civic associations.  Other photographs in the album show banners for The International Order of The King’s Daughters and Sons, a religious philanthropic organization, and the Nostrand Avenue Methodist Church Sunday School.

The album was donated to the Brooklyn Historical Society by the third owners of 141 Quincy Street, still standing and in almost its original condition between Bedford and Franklin Avenues.  More pages from this album can be seen in Say Cheese! Portraits to Pics, BHS’s new exhibition which opens on June 6. Join us at the exhibition opening Wednesday, June 6, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Interested in seeing more photos from BHS’s collection? Visit our online image gallery, which includes a selection of our images. To search our entire collection of images visit BHS’s Othmer Library Wed-Fri, 1:00-5:00 p.m.

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