4th of July Parade — Sweating in Formation

by Paula Bosse

july-4_degolyerI’m parched just looking at this… (click for larger image)

by Paula Bosse

Fourth of July parade in Dallas, 1870s or 1880s. Bet it was hot in those uniforms.

Picture quality leaves a bit to be desired, but here are a few details (click for larger images).

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Stereograph photo by Alfred Freeman, from the Lawrence T. Jones III collection, DeGolyer Library, Central University Libraries, Southern Methodist University; the uncropped original can be seen here.

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