1874 Drawing of St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Illustration depicting a massive cheering crowd gathered in Union Square, watching elaborate horse-drawn floats and marching bands pass by

1874 Drawing of St. Patrick’s Day Parade

See an artist’s depiction of one of the most important days of the year for Irish families in New York City in the 1870’s.

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