Superb Photos of the New York City St Patrick’s Day Parade in 1974

Photographs of the largest St Patrick's Day parade in the world by by Tony Marciante.

Tony Marciante close up woman in parade 1974

A fantastic collection of photographs of a New York City St Patrick’s Day in 1974, by Tony Marciante, whose brilliant pictures can be found at his wonderful flickr site.

The New York parade, according to wikipedia is not only has become the largest Saint Patrick’s Day parade in the world but is also one of the oldest civilian parades in the world (are you sure? Ed). In a typical year, 150,000 marchers participate in it, including bands, firefighters, military and police groups, county associations, emigrant societies and social and cultural clubs with two million spectators line the streets. The parade marches up the 1.5-mile route along 5th Avenue in Manhattan between 44th Street and 79th Street[75], is a five-hour procession, and is always led by the 69th Infantry Regiment (New York). The commissioner of the parade always asks the commanding officer if the 69th is ready, to which the response is, “The 69th is always ready.”

Tony Marciante young flautist in parade 1974

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Tony Marciante NYC fur coats 1974

Tony Marciante NYC woman smoking 1973

Tony Marciante cop on duty NYC 1974

Tony Marciante children on shoulders 1974

Tony Marciante Old Man Aide 1974

Tony Marciante Parade man 1974

Tony Marciante Times Square movie house 1974

Tony Marciante watching the parade NYC 1974 b

Tony Marciante watching the parade NYC 1974

Tony Marciante Parade close up 1974

Tony Marciante Parade policewoman 1974

Tony Marciante Parade two men and bottle 1974

Tony Marciante three women danish 1974

Tony Marciante NYC 1974 railings

Tony Marciante NYC 1974 window reflection

Tony Marciante Parade Korvette 5th Avenue 1974

Tony Marciante NYC watching the parade 1974

Tony Marciante NYC 1974

Tony Marciante Broadway and East 8th Street 1974


Tony Marciante parade nyc 1974

Tony Marciante NYC 1974 old lady with bag

Tony Marciante watching the parage NY 1974

Tony Marciante Central Park c.1974

Tony Marciante 6th ave nyc 1974

Tony Marciante NY 1

Photographs used with kind permission on Tony Marciante.

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