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."