NYC People (Page 3)

Photography by Roger Higgins, 1951

Crowd of people at Albany St., waiting for the Saint Patrick’s Day Parade in New York City.

The New York Saint Patrick’s Day parade is the biggest Saint Patrick’s Day parade in the world and it is also the oldest civilian parade in the world. Every year, more than 150,000 marchers take part in it, including firefighters, army and police groups, county organizations, emigrant societies, bands, social and cultural clubs, and 2 million visitors line the streets. The parade marches up the 1.5 mile route along 5th Avenue in Manhattan, is a five hour procession, and is always led by the US 69th Infantry Regiment.

The picture is part of  the New York World-Telegram and the Sun Newspaper Photograph Collection.

Photography by Roger Higgins, 1958

New York City mayor Robert F. Wagner, Jr. purchasing a pumpkin from Arthur Conklin at a farmer’s market in the Bronx.

Robert Ferdinand Wagner II, usually known as Robert F. Wagner, Jr. (April 20, 1910 – February 12, 1991) served three terms as the mayor of New York City, from 1954 through 1965. After deciding not to run for a fourth term in 1965, Wagner served as ambassador to Spain from 1968 to 1969.

The picture is part of  New York World-Telegram and the Sun Newspaper Photograph Collection.

Date created/published: between 1909 and 1913

Three people on sidewalk in Chinatown, New York City.

The picture is part of George Grantham Bain Collection, one of America’s earliest news picture agencies.