Tuesday, January 24, 2012

☞ REMEMBER: Hudson-Fulton Parade on Lenox

We have seen several photos of the Hudson-Fulton Celebration in 1909 but most of them have been by Riverside Drive.  An image of a parade during this time shows an one particular event that actually traveled through Central Harlem.  The above float photo was taken at Lenox Avenue and 133rd Street and was one of many that traveled through Harlem as part of the city wide celebration of Henry Hudson's discovery of the river that would be named after him.

Hudson-Fulton Celebration, September 29th, 1909 via the digital collection at the Museum of the City of New York

1 comment:

  1. Another interesting photo of old Harlem. I wonder if the parade is moving North or South on Lenox. If the direction is North this is the first photo I've seen before the Lenox Terrace was built. However, the building on the right side of the photo resembles the building that is there now. So, maybe the parade route is moving south.