Prancing patriots

Prancing patriots
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Title: Prancing patriots

Parade in downtown Brooklyn showing horses with riders in Western costume; two horses pulling stagecoach carrying eight or nine passengers in middle ground; bystanders lining sidewalks; trolley car and former Kings County Supreme Courthouse (since demolished) in background. Caption on verso: "Prancing Patriots: A bit frisky as they trotted through the Borough Hall area, two horses drawing a Loyalty Parade stagecoach didn't relish the jabbing of a shaft which apparently broke on the way back to the stable. They ran beserk in front of 971 Kent Ave., near DeKalb Ave., crashing into an iron railing. None of the coach's six occupants was hurt."

Date: 1950
Location: Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
Downtown Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
More Details: Title from caption on verso.
On verso: date stamped: Apr. 30, 1950.
Grease pencil cropping marks.
Collection: Holidays
Subject: Parades
Horse-drawn vehicles
Trolley cars
Institution: Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Collection.
Medium: Gelatin silver prints.
Photographic prints.
Rights: Copyright restrictions apply to the use of this image. For more information or to obtain a photographic reproduction of this image, contact the Brooklyn Collection at Brooklyn Public Library
ID: HOLI 0396