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Tercentenary Parade: Russian Orthodox Church Float, Trinity Street, Hartford, October 12, 1935
1935
Photographer:Photographed by G. R. Anderson
Photography; gelatin silver print on paper
Primary Dimensions (overall height x width): 3 9/16 x 5 1/2in. (9 x 14cm)
Description: Parade float representing a Russian Orthodox church. Signs on the float read: "Hartford / Russian / Colony" "Tuskus." Crowds of men, women and children line the sidewalks. Banners hang from utility poles. Trees and an open grassy area are in the background.
Subject Note: Hartford celebrated the 300th anniversary of the founding of Connecticut with a parade on October 12, 1935. It included 20,000 marchers, 105 floats, twelve large divisions, thirty bands, over 500 separate organizations and 20 national groups. It was watched by 400,000 people and took three hours to pass by.
Inscription: On verso: "State Tercentenary Parade / Oct. 12, 1935."
Object Number: 1982.102.38
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