Monday, October 31, 2011

☞ REMEMBER: Posing at the Telegram Parade

The above photo is a closer image of the male contestants for the costumed evening telegram parade of 1896.  Out of all the categories listed previously, we are assuming that these young men were probably being judged for Most Graceful Gentleman Rider over at Riverside Drive and not for one of the more decorative categories.  Another key point to note is that there is only one single mansion behind the spectators so this part of the drive was not overly developed with apartment buildings during this time period.

Byron Company, New York, NY, The Evening Telegram Parade - Riverside Drive, 1896 via the digital Collection at the Museum of the City of New York

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