Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Looking Back: Dorchester's July 4 Parade In 1908


Imagine, if you will, the year is 1908.

Theodore Roosevelt is president.  Oklahoma has just joined the union as our 46th state.  And the first around-the-world car race has started in New York City.

And it just happens to be Independence Day.  

You're in Dorchester -- and you have a front row seat for the village's celebrated Fourth of July parade. 

The scene would have looked like this...



The amazing image comes courtesy of a postcard we've stumbled across.  The scene was captured by Dorchester's famed early photographer Russell Friedell.

The theme of Dorchester's 1908 Fourth of July Parade was "Comic Parade." 

2 comments:

  1. i love to see old pics like this. interesting to see how things have changed( or not changed) Keep em coming.

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  2. I'm 55 and always wondered why Dorchester's brick buildings weren't preserved where the bank sits today. Now I know, the original buildings were wood. Thnks for posting this picture

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