Howell Area Archives Digital Archive

Howell Street Fairs, Floral Parades, 1898, 1900, & 1902, Howell, Michigan

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Mrs. E. K. Johnson's Carriage in the Howell Floral Parade, Howell, Michigan - September 1898

Title

Howell Street Fairs, Floral Parades, 1898, 1900, & 1902, Howell, Michigan

Description

This series of photographs were taken during the Howell Floral Parades.   In 1898, 1900, and 1902, Howell businessmen organized street fairs.  They were held in front of the Livingston County Courthouse.  A program of events in 1900, listed the following events: "The Guthries", a trapeze performing troupe, "Ameta Fire Dancers", Balloon ascension on the Courthouse Square, and a Floral Parade.

The upcoming Floral Parade was described in the September 26, 1900 edition of the Livingston Republican.  "The ladies flower parade this year is much more elaborate and handsome than two years ago.  The amount of work that the ladies have put on the various rigs is well repaid in the fine display.  The skill and taste shown is worth going miles to see.  It is by far the finest parade ever made in Livingston County."

The Howell Women's Club sponsored the Floral Parade.  By 1915, this event was held in June and was called "Automobile Flower Parade", and featured three bands, a balloon ascension, and a decorated automobile parade.

The exact dates and names of the persons in the pictures are unknown.

Subject

Parades

Format

image/jpeg

Date

1898/1915

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Original Format

film negative

Collection

Citation

“Howell Street Fairs, Floral Parades, 1898, 1900, & 1902, Howell, Michigan,” Howell Area Archives Digital Archive, accessed February 26, 2024, https://archives.howelllibrary.org/items/show/7728.
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