"St. Patrick's Day: A Peaceful and Orderly Celebration"

Title

"St. Patrick's Day: A Peaceful and Orderly Celebration"

Subject

19th Century

Description

This article discusses the 1872 St. Patrick's Day Parade in a subdued tone illustrating the relative containment of this celebration to the Irish community. The parade takes place on relatively small level and no important politicians attended. It illustrates that the Irish and American identities were separate; New Yorkers were happy that parade was peaceful and orderly, somewhat surprising considering the reputation of the Irish.

Creator

New York Daily Tribune

Publisher

New York Daily Tribune

Date

March 18, 1872

Rights

"St. Patrick's Day: A Peaceful and Orderly Celebration"

Format

Newspaper

Coverage

1872, 19th Century

Text

Excerpt from Article:

Twenty thousand men, two or three hundred boys and a score of girls, decked in garments as variegated as Joseph’s coat, all forming a procession several miles long; a review, several banquets and balls, and a general enthusiasm pervading the Irish portion of the community – such, in brief, was yesterday’s celebration of St. Patrick’s Day parade. At noon the societies and regiments were marching to the rendezvous in Second ave., above Second st. and at one o’clock the arrangements were comploted, and the line was ready to move. In this line were over twenty thousand men, but tens of thousands of men, women, and children evinced their willingness to be squeezed and trampled upon by one another, by thronging the sidewalks of the streets upon which it had been advertised that the procession would pass.

Original Format

Newspaper Article

Files

Collection

Citation

New York Daily Tribune, “"St. Patrick's Day: A Peaceful and Orderly Celebration",” Inbetween Peoples, accessed February 28, 2020, https://as205.omeka.net/items/show/122.