Archive ID: FIC-0000-017

Children dancing in Mexican Independence Day Parade

Date Created: 1982

Created By: Yvonne Gonzalez

Donor: Southeast Chicago Historical Society

Media Type: Photograph

Language: English


Originating in the late 1930s, South Chicago’s Mexican Independence Day Parade is the oldest in the city (which sponsors several). The event has been highly popular over the years. The Museum holds a number of photos of the parade and the parade queens from the 1930s to the 80s donated by the Cordero and Martinez families, among others. This image was likely taken by photographers working with the Southeast Chicago History Project in the early 1980s.

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Community Life   Immigrant Experiences   Parades/Events   1980 - Present (Deindustrialization)   South Chicago   Mexican-American   Photograph   Carnivals   Celebrations   Children   Churches   Crowds   Dancers   Dancing   Exchange   Exchange Avenue   FIC-0000-017   Hats   Immigrants   Mexican American   Mexican Independence Day   Mexico   Parades   Photograph   Photographs   Saints Peter and Paul   Scarfs   Skirts   South Chicago  

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